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“A piece of paradise!”
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Welcome to the most exquisite beach side Villa in all of Northern Panama!
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Welcome to the most exquisite beach side Villa in all of Northern Panama!
Bask in the warm rays of the sun and cool off in the refreshing water of the pool Your own private pool and beach at your footsteps!
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Welcome to the most exquisite beach side Villa in all of Northern Panama!
Bask in the warm rays of the sun and cool off in the refreshing water of the pool
Your own private pool and beach at your footsteps!
Walk down the steps, down onto the beach,on to the dock, into the boat and on to adventures!
The PERFECT location! Only rental ON the BEACH!
Relax on the beach while sipping your favorite cocktail!
Take en evening stroll on the beach!
Stretch out a hammock and take a nap or read a book!
Take off your flip flops and sink your toes into the soft sand!
Luxury, Privacy and the Beach at your feet!
Descend your beachfront stairs, and 20 more steps you are in the Caribbean Sea
Private boat tours from the Villa's dock to the most exotic spots in Bocas!
Welcome to Villa Paraiso
Add the extra touches!
Your suite has everything! Sink into your comfy queen bed & watch Netflix!
In room entertainment - books, games, and Smart TV with Netflix!
Request the extra romantic touches!
Cook a perfect meal in your well equipped kitchenette and dine In instead of out
High Speed WIFI to face time friends or catch up at the office, in AC comfort!
Luxury Bath with all the comforts!
Wide view of your luxury bath!
After a day in the sun take a soothing warm rain water shower!
Play a game of ping pong while you are barbecuing!
Pop open a cold beer, barbecue your favorite meal,  and then go for a swim!
The best setting in all the islands for a romantic dinner catered by our chef!
Reserve the BEST table on the island for breakfast, lunch and dinner!
The huge covered porch is perfect for an afternoon of activity out of the sun !
Sink into the comfy living furniture and enjoy the ocean & pool view!
As the sun comes down, relax poolside with a glass of wine
Relax and enjoy the view!
Watch the sunrise over the bay from your patio!
Relax on the beach and enjoy the sunrise and sunset!
The gorgeous gardens of the Villa!
The well maintained grounds leave you feeling in tropical paradise!
The tropical birds of the Villa's gardens
The gardens of the Villa are home to many hummingbird nests
The howler monkeys of the surrounding jungle
The Famous Red Frogs of Bocas!
Map out your own 
 beach adventure with the complimentary bikes
Take a bike ride or a taxi for a walk on Bluff beach!
Or take the complimentary kayaks and snorkel equipment and explore the bay and nearby reefs!
Kayaking adventures on the beautiful waters in front of the Villa!
Beautiful Zapatilla Islands!
Dive or snorkel some the worlds most beautiful reefs!
The crystal clear waters of Starfish beach!
Snorkel the amazing reef of Polo Beach!
Amazing underwater life!
Beauty above and below!
Dive in and see for yourself!
Take a trip to Dolphins Bay!
Explore the caves of Bastimentos!
The crystal clear, warm waters of the Caribbean are the waterways of the Ngobe Indians
This incredible Archipelago has many faces,come and see them all!
Enjoy an unforgettable full moon shining over the sparkling Caribbean Sea!
The beautiful waters of Bocas Del Toro
Panama welcomes you to explore!
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Villa -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province

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Paulinha...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A piece of paradise!”
Reviewed November 22, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We spent an amazing week at this place. Without a doubt, that's the best location in Bocas, with the best beach to swim, free bicycles available, the room is big and the view is breath taking. If you go to Bocas, that's definitely the place to stay! Steve, Angie and the kids are super helpful at all times, all their tips were very useful. Make sure you take one day to go in a boat tour with Wes. He'll take you to some great adventures!

Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Patricia...
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Waterfront private pool with 2 casitas great for sharing with friends!”
Reviewed August 25, 2016 for a stay in August 2016

The beach casitas were perfect for 2 couples as both casitas were mirror images of each other. The outside kitchen was handy and we spent a lot of time at the table there, however don't expect to be a gourmet chef as the facilities are limited.

The property is a quick ride into town. $2pp for a taxi. I would suggest a golf cart or rental to explore the rest of the island as we didn't get to see much beyond.

Private pool was a lot of fun. Security features are great and certainly felt safe on the property. Private beach was a big bonus for a quiet morning walk.

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Liked best: Layout for 2 couples
Liked least: smell in green casita
Traveling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway
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surfbum34...
Miami, Florida
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“No words that have not been said before>>>>”
Reviewed July 18, 2016 for a stay in July 2016

If you are planning a visit to Boca del Toro and are looking for the perfect place this is it! We are experienced travelers and always have that "I am not sure if we picked the right place" before we arrive. Forget it!!! This place is the best. We were getting married in Boca but had no idea where to stay, Still not sure if Steve and Angie were ready for hosting the best wedding ever, but our whole group had a blast. We took advantage of all the great opportunities available. Every request or question we had was responded to immediately. By the way Chef Chris was a life savor. He was on the main land and took a plane back to Boca because he heard we were in need of some special help. Steve made it happen. The casitas provide a great spot to get away from the fray in Bocas town but still only a few minutes away. The beach was great and the pool was a life savor. When we return to Boca del Toro we will be staying here if Steve and Angie will have us!!!!!

Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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beachlove...
Wisconsin
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Just book it!!!!”
Reviewed May 2, 2016 for a stay in April 2016

Feeling very blessed to have found Bocas del Toro and to stay at this amazing Villa. The Cottrells have created and maintained a beautiful home and we are happy we could enjoy a week here. So sad to have to leave!
Highlights: Tour with Wes - must do!
Flying Pirates rental
Our favorite restaurant, El Ultimo Refugio
Exploring town, crazy taxi rides!!
Meeting the whole family including Schatzie, the Cottrells have raised nice boys.
Relaxing in the amazing pool.
Some tips: Get reservations for zip lining. They were booked when we wanted to go.
Call cabs instead of waiting to go to town

We have never gone back to a place once we've been there, but we would consider coming back here! Just a little slice of heaven. Thank you Cottrell family!

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Liked best: Villa, pool, Beach, view, town, island tour
Liked least: First couple of days the water was choppy and weather was cloudy. Got better and better as the week went on.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Oldbackpa...
Vancouver
Level 6 Contributor
195 reviews
120 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
“Lovely villa right on the beach.”
Reviewed March 19, 2016 for a stay in March 2016

We stayed in Villa Wiona for 5 nights in March 2016. This has to be the best place to stay in Bocas. It's a short taxi ride from town, so nice and quiet and located on a private beach. The owners live above the unit and were just great in looking after us making sure we had everything we needed but not intrusive at all. The villa is very private and has its own private pool. We loved it here. Highly recommended by Oldbackpack.

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Liked best: Private, quiet and peaceful.
Liked least: Bocas gets too much rain.
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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tmoto
Vista, California
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“Perfect place in Bocas”
Reviewed February 3, 2016 for a stay in January 2016

We stayed in both villas for 11 days. We enjoyed everything the villas had to offer. We took full advantage of the pool and beach area as well as used the outside kitchen area daily to make meals. The grounds are very well kept and has a great jungle on the beach feel with the safety of a well put together compound. Steve and his family were so very nice and great to talk to while they ran and played with there dog (Shotzi) on the beach daily. If you need a boat adventure contact there son Wes. He is a great boat captain and speaks Spanish and English and is well respected anywhere he takes you. His boat is on a dock just 40 yards from the villas.

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 16, 2016
We loved having you 4 here to stay with us at Las Casitas. We're so glad to hear that you enjoyed all of the activities that Bocas has to offer. You guys were great to have here. We're always really happy when our guests are happy and you took such good care of the property we can't wait to have you back!
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Lynnew612
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Very nice - one of a kind in Bocas.”
Reviewed August 21, 2015 for a stay in August 2015

We stayed in both places at Villa Paraiso, so I'll review both. In general
- The pool was fabulous and the beach had nice sand. You couldn't walk far, but you could swim.
- The location is excellent - $2/p taxi to town - for dinner and other adventures.
- They left a book with good tips on things to do, along with a local cell phone, pre-programmed wtih contact info.
- The bicycles were OK - typical for the island.

- Las Casitas are (2) one bedroom buildings with a private pool and outdoor kitchen. It would be fine for 4 people (we were 3 adults). They are about 2 years old and well appointed. The refrigerator and appliances are in each of the little casitas, so you have to haul your food and toaster and coffee pot to the outdoor cooking area, and cooking space is tiny -- suited to light meals. We could do breakfast but wouldn't advise dinner. They have a cook who will bring dinner, which is supposed to be fabulous.
- Villa Wiona is a 1 BR suite in the lower level of the family's main house. It is definitely older (maybe 10 years?). This place allows you use of a covered veranda which has a table for 6, a ping pong table and seating area and access to the family's larger pool. It is definitely a better place if the weather is rainy because the Casitas can be a bit claustrophobic. Again cooking a real meal would be challenging - but this is an indoor kitchen in the studio/bedroom.

Bottom line: while not perfect, this is one of the best places in Bocas, given beach, pool, air conditioning and proximity. Other guests commented on the hospitality of the owners, but we didn't see them much. We were pretty much on our own.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 2, 2015
We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and you appreciated the BEST place in Bocas! We will definitely look forward to next time!
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