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“Beautiful Hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Faro del Colibri

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El Faro del Colibri
Certificate of Excellence
Province of San Jose, Costa Rica
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60 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in this hotel to receive the New Year 2014.
I have to say it was a great experience. The hotel is very nice, very clean, and excelent personalized attention from the owner (Adriano) and his wife.
I really enjoyed the fact that the hotel is not in the main island which is very loud; while the island where Faro Colibri is located is more calmed and relaxed environment. Additionally if you wanted some night life, but don't want to take a boat to the main island, there is a nice Discotheque at a walking distance from Faro Colibri.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2014

We enjoyed staying here so much! We had house number 5, at the far end, with no neighbours on one side. On the water and with beautiful views. Beautiful sunsets from the deck outside and the light shining from underneath gave us the chance to see beautiful fish at night. The house itself was perfect. Beautiful wooden floor, very clean, air conditioned. Right from the dock boats picked you up to go to the other islands. We were happy to stay at Carenero and not at busy Isla Colon, Carenero is more quiet, nice to walk around and there are good restaurants here. We would like to mention in particular Macarela, run by Lucelly. It belongs to the hotel. The food was great, we really liked the lobster and the place was right outside our door. Lucelly is a wonderful host and cook! Thank you!

Room Tip: We really enjoyed house number 5, the best views of the water are from here. Boats were passing all...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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93 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 11, 2014

Faro del Colibri is a great place to stay. The cabinas are beautiful. The view from the waterbalcon is great. The beach on the island is nice as well. The stuff is very friendly and helpfully. First we thought that breakfast was a little bit poor, but after traveling around Panama and Costa Rica, we found that breakfast at Faro del Colibri was excellent. Dinner was the best we had in our 3 weeks vacantion traveling around Panama and Costa Rica. Just delicious. Don't miss this hotel. It is really a great place to stay at bocas del toro.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Munich, Germany
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40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2014

We stayed here for a few nights, while there are many pros there were also a few cons. The location is great, you're right over the water and you see loads of fish going right under you. The guy running it has snorkels he lends for free which was nice. You're on the island just next to bocas town, its a $1 taxi ride there. You do hear a lot of water taxis as they pass close by. Theres also a couple of hostels nearby and one night one of them got quite rowdy so noise can be an issue.
The huts are simple, the AC works well. The beds aren't great, especially the pillows. Also secuirty boxes would be a welcome addition as the rooms didn't feel too secure. However it is pretty safe around there.
The breakfasts are nice, just very slow so go early if you've got an early start. The guy managing it is very friendly.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, UT
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

Perfect place e to stay in Boca. Just off the main island. A 2 minute boat ride away from the madness of the bigger island. We were in the cabaña further from shore. Deep clear water to jump in and lots of fish to look at. The host was very nice and helpful. The breakfast was made to order in the morning. We had several great dinners there as well.
Watch out for the no see umps. They will eat you alive. They had internet and cable TV. A nice deck to sit on and enjoy the day. This for was of a 3 week anniversary trip for us in Panama. A perfect choice in a very good location.

Room Tip: We were in cabaña 5. The water taxi's were a little noisy, but other than that is was great. Th...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Boquete, Panama
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25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2013

Better than expected and far better than staying at a hotel. Nice breakfast, great location, clear water. Rooms are small and so is the bed but cozy for 2 people and you can watch the fish and all else from your deck, as well as swim there.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

We choose to travel to Bocas del Toro for our 25Th Wedding anniversary, and by the other reviews , we choose Faro del Colibri for our Hotel.... What a good choice and great service!... We both enjoy the 4 days that we stay and really gratefull with Adriano, owner and manager... kind of person who really shows its long experience in host people... Really great person and really usefull and thankfully their sugestions and help for tours and places to go... and Thank You very much for the kind help with our aniversary dinner... Best regards and very high recomended place. Thanks for help to make our special date great. Beste regards, Lil and Javier from Costa Rica...

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: El Faro del Colibri
Address: Carenero, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Bocas del Toro Province
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — El Faro del Colibri 3*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HotelAcqua LodgeInternet WirelessTvHot WaterPrivate BalconiesWe are at 7 minutes of the beach and 2 minutes of the town. ... more   less 
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