Playa Tortuga is one of the larger hotels on the Bocas Islands- it has a nice bar/restaurant over the water, and has lovely freshwater pools if you want one of those. Rooms are definitely tired feeling and things could get noisy sometimes. However, it is a reasonable option, and probably best for a family rather then a couple since it is definitely not an intimate place.
It has a decent gymn which was air conditioned
It is really too far to walk to town and you are specifically advised not to do so at night. Our walks during days attracted a pack of dogs. Taxi to town costs $2/per person each way and took about 10 minutes.
Concierge was able to arrange last minute excursions for trips to beaches, diving, fishing etc without difficulty, but his organizational system was suspect
Main restaurant was below average. The New Year's eve buffet was quite disappointing for the price we were forced to pay (not given a choice). However, the service we experienced was above average.
I personally would choose a different place to stay if we visited Isla Colon againMore
- Free Wifi
- Breakfast included