Family of 4 (2 kids...7 & 10). They loved it.
-nice, clean pool
-fun, safe beach with free kayak rentals, volleyball, ping pong, and mini soccer nets
-great breakfast buffet
-walk north from hotel away from town for about 20-30 minutes, hit tidal pools for kids to explore and surf beach with restaurant (accepts VISA)
-BRING CASH!!! Our ATM card didn't work at the only ATM on island in Bocas Town, and most tours and many restaurants only accept cash
-lunch & dinner on all of island ok, but surprisingly expensive
-"island time" be prepared to wait for taxis and tours, they seldomly leave on time
-wifi and electricity is spotty, power went out for most of the day
-No kids bikes, but you can rent golf cart for the day ($80)
-must visit Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute very close to hotel: free and we got a great 2 1/2 hour tour of labs, experiments, and grounds (caimans, birds, sloths) !!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tropical Caribbean Beach Resort on the crystal clear waters of Bocas del Toro, Panama.Playa Tortuga offers 117 stylish room accommodations, each with a balcony and spectacular ocean view. Guests may choose from standard rooms, junior suites and large grand suites, all offering a contemporary décor, modern amenities and a soothing tropical atmosphere.Relax in the hotel’s sea view pool, or sunbathe in our water mirrors while enjoying your favorite beverage from the nearby bar area. Little ones will enjoy the children’s pool. Other modern and convenient amenities include free WIFI and a state of the art Fitness Center featuring a private massage area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Playa Tortuga Hotel And Beach Resort
- Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Isla Colon
- Playa Tortuga Resort Beach
- Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon