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Hotel Bocas del Mar
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Boca Chica
Certificate of Excellence
Boquete, Panama
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“The perfect place to relax”
Reviewed June 9, 2013

A friend and I just returned from a two-night stay at Bocas del Mar. Both of us had been experiencing stress in our lives, and we found this to be the perfect place to unwind. The rooms are serene and beautiful, as is the site, and the food and drinks are delicious and reasonably priced. Particular kudos go to Neil and his staff for their excellent, unobtrusive service. Our every need was anticipated and attended to with a smile. We fully enjoyed our short stay and plan to return.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank retiredinpanama
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, June 25, 2013
We are very pleased to receive your kind review of our hotel and glad that you found the relaxation you needed. It was a delight to take care of you and we do hope that you will visit us again soon.

Kind regards,
The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

What a great stay, room were great all with fantastic views large room million tv channels mini bar ,

Bathroom looks like it could be in a magazine, tub and a multiple head shower. Plenty of storage for clothes

I stayed only 3nights and was gone fishing during day at COME FISH PANAMA so I can't comment on any daily activities other than the beautiful

The food was fantastic, I come to panama to eat and catch fish so I can only comment on there seafood and it was great, we brought fish we caught there and they prepared it any way we wanted , including cutting it up for me to et sushi befor dinner, the seafood soup great. I am currently looking for something close in Panama City..
Full bar there but ia was too tired or dehydrated to drink but the tropical drinks I watched them make looked great
Besides the great rooms and fantastic food what makes it 5 star is the manager Neil he is like an orchestra director making sure everything works fine and is in tune. Washed our fishing clothes for us, and really went overboard to make sure our stay was perfect.. And he does that with each and every guest.
Thank you Neil for made our fishing trip of a life time even that much better

If you are traveling to boca chica highly recommend this hotel you won't be disappointed


Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Pete S
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Dear Pete,

Thank you for your great review.

All the staff work hard together to give our guests the best experience possible. It was a pleasure to have you to stay.

We enjoy welcoming fishing guests, such as yourselves, as we are on the edge of some of the most famous fishing grounds; the morning boat pick-up at our own dock is very convenient.

There are also a good range of boat excursions, island trips and land-based activities nearby to explore this beautiful area for those who don’t go fishing.

We hope to see you again soon.

Best regards,
The Hotel Bocas del Mar team.
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Kansas City, Missouri
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Reviewed June 1, 2013

tucked away in Boca Chica Hotel Bocas del Mar offered modern accommodations, relaxing atmosphere was very inviting and friendly.. The meals superb.. we were able to schedule a boat tour along the mangroves Neil the manager and Adolfo took care of every detail of our boat ride a scenic tour complete with bird guide as there were various types of birds that live in the mangrove..our boat tour guide would stop along the way and provide us with drinks and a snack along the way with relaxing music. What can i say every detail of our stay at Bocas del Mar was complete. Thank you Adolfo, Neil, Jorge and Justin we had a wonderful time and hope to be back soon. This place ROCKS!!! They cater to your every need to make sure your stay is comfortable the view of the Caribbean was a plus with a bench where we sat and enjoyed our morning coffee.. thumbs up

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Catherine E
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
All the team are very grateful for your gracious comments and positive review of our hotel. It means a lot to us to receive feedback in this way.

We hope you don’t mind us clarifying, for the benefit of future guests, that we overlook the Pacific Ocean, rather than the Caribbean.

Our relaxing mangrove ‘sundown’ tour is new for this year and has proved a big hit with guests, contrasting perfectly with the adventure of our morning ‘Discovery’ trip to the Gulf of Chiriqui Pacific islands.

Thanks again for the thumbs up!

Best wishes,
Everyone at Hotel Bocas del Mar
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Boca Chica, Panama
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Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

After leaving Boquete, we headed down to to Bocas del Mar. This is a new property and very well appointed. The room was very large (hard european style beds), & bathroom was very nice. We took the $70 per person boat ride to several islands which was the highlight of our stsy. A boxed lunch costs $12 pp extra and I feel it should be included. Food here is expensive. We headed over to the Seagull Cove Lodge one night for a very nice, intimate dinner.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Thank Fixupgirl
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
Thank you for your 5 star review. We’re delighted you had such a good time & you enjoyed the excursion.

To reply to a couple of your comments:-

Our beds have the best orthopedic mattresses available to buy.

Taking into account the service we aim to provide throughout the hotel (average one staff member for every two guests), our desire to use fresh ingredients & our stunning waterfront location overlooking jungle islands, we are confident that our food menus are good value and that they have something for everyone’s budget. We have a varied a la carte menu, with salads, appetizers, pastas, meat dishes, fish of the day & home made desserts at different prices.

Menu items currently start at 5-6 USD and, even at the very highest end of our menu, for mouth-watering fresh special whole lobster dishes or best quality beef steaks, our top prices are typically only around 20 USD. And please don’t forget that all our guests receive a complimentary a la carte full American-style breakfast each morning, setting you up perfectly for the day’s adventures or the day’s relaxation!

Thank you for taking the time to write your review.
The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Saco, Maine
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Reviewed May 30, 2013

We did a snorkeling tour through Bocas Del Mar and it was awesome.
We have snorkeled many place in the Caribbean , Mexico and Cook Islands..but the trip to Isla Seca was by far the best..we went to a number of snorkeling spots and saw an abundance of sea life. Incredible experience. We highly recommend it. We rented a house locally but found the staff at Bocas del Mar very accomodating in scheduling tours. food at restaurant was delicious and Hector's passionfruit margaritas are absolutely wonderful! Gracias for everything!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kinikia47
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, June 8, 2013
We thank you for your review of the trip with us in our hotel’s 26ft excursion boat. We welcome reservations for boat trips from guests from outside Hotel Bocas del Mar.

The Islas Secas are indeed a superior snorkeling destination and we’re glad you chose us to take you there.

Kind regards,

The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Playa Coronado, Panama
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Reviewed May 8, 2013

My wife and I just returned from 2 nights at Boca del Mar. The accommodations were quiet, comfortable, and nicely furnished. The oceanfront location was one of the most beautiful in Panama. The meals were creative, delicious, and beautifully presented. But what stood out most was the exceptional approach to service. The staff were clearly committed to having us enjoy our stay. We will certainly return. 5 Stars !

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rick B
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for sharing your views of the hotel with future guests, and for your 5 star rating.

It was a pleasure to take care of you during your stay, and as you live not too far away, we really hope to welcome you back soon!

Best wishes
The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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david
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

From the moment of arrival excellent attention by the manager . Taken to each room and explained all details, presented to each waiter and Chef in the restaurant ,and was attended to in pool area by the waiters, unbelievably fantastic. Offered a delicious breakfast ,lunch and dinner. I give it a 5 star rating

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank lowandslow
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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
We are very grateful for your positive feedback; it helps us to monitor how we are doing.

We aim to give guests a good level of personalized attention, while also respecting their privacy. I have passed on your comments to the team. Thank you again.

Kind regards,
The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Property: Hotel Bocas del Mar
Address: | Gulf of Chiriqui, Boca Chica, Panama
Location: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Boca Chica
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bocas del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more   less 
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