My father and I stayed at Balboa Heights both at the beginning and end of our trip to Panama, and thoroughly enjoyed both the stay and our hosts. Upon our return at the end of our holiday, Marijke greeted us with a warm "welcome home!" - and that is exactly how it felt, like home (only warmer than Canada in January, haha). Joris and Marijke were helpful, knowledgeable, and thoughtful hosts who anticipated our needs and made sure that we were comfortable and happy. Their advice on taxi fares, restaurants, attractions, and navigating the country in general made our trip much more relaxing than it could have been had we had to do this research on our own. The location is wonderful, quiet and safe, but very near to the causeway, Miraflores locks, Casco Viejo, Allbrook mall, etc.
Highly, highly reccommended. Joris and Marijke have a wonderful place to stay, and it's such a lovely feeling to know that their warmth and caring expertise is right upstairs whenever you need them. Along with the faint sound of their sweet young daughter's laughter :) We couldn't have been more pleased, and don't feel that we could have gotten better value for our money. Thanks Joris and Marijke, for some truly wonderful memories of Panama!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Balboa Heights Bed & Breakfast in Panama City is located in Balboa, there where the Administration Building of the Canal is situated. The house is a typical wooden tropical style home dated from '50, the period that the US governed the Canal. The backyard is the foot of the Balboa Heights, an untouched piece of jungle. Animals, such as deers, capybaras, monkeys, Toucans and many other bird species are frequent visitors of the garden. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable. A large colonial style bathroom is there to share. In the mornings guests can count on a full lovely breakfast. By foot you can visit Causeway Amador to see the ships pass by through the Canal. By car you are only minutes away from the Miraflores Locks, beautiful Casco Viejo or the shopping center Albrook Mall. Want to travel further domestically by plane or bus, the domestic airport and the bus terminal are also very close by. In a few words, this Bed & Breakfast is your jungle escape in the City and very conveniently located to move further onwards after a few days of sightseeing in the City. Your hosts, a young couple from The Netherlands, will be very honoured to have you stay with them. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Balboa Heights Bed & Breakfast Panama/Panama City