We stayed at Bocas Del Mar last week and were very impressed with every aspect of the hotel. The rooms are amazing with one side being completely manufactured from smoked glass, including the bathroom. You can lay in the bath taking in the view in complete privacy.
The front desk is manned by a very nice Spanish couple Lara and Alberto from Madrid, there is an English Manager and the owner even came over to introduce himself to us.
The restaurant is open air and the food is amazing. We had a huge lobster one night for under $20. The food is always fresh and well presented and good value.
We took a water taxi ($3 each) to Boca Brava and hiked through the jungle and saw howler monkeys. We had a couple of drinks in the Boca Brava Hotel and then got the water taxi to Boca Chica. Boca Chica is a small village with a shop and a gas station and that's about it. Neil the hotel manager described it as a "Drinking Village with a Fishing Problem". Interesting to see though.
We took the hotel boat trip to some of the island for a few hours and visited some beautiful deserted beaches. Well worth doing.
We immensely enjoyed staying at Bocas Del Mar and would not hesitate to recommend it to others.
My only criticism is that there is no coffee maker in the room, but that is NOT a complaint.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Bocas Del Mar Panama/Boca Chica