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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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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province

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Janet J
Centreville, Virginia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Villa Paraiso is a great place for relaxation or adventure”
Reviewed February 24, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
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Hospitality and a great location - definitely highly recommended. My husband and I travel to somewhere warm every year. Research for this year's trip brought us to Bocas. Upon arrival, we were cheerfully welcomed by one of the Cottrells. The very first thing of note was the ocean breeze, the private pool outside our villa and short walk to the beach (beach is within 10 yards). The owner provided information about the room and amenities and the use of a cell phone to help with calls for taxis and local attractions. We also received a set of pamphlets letting us know about restaurants, local attractions and more. During our entire stay, the owners went out of their way to make sure that, during our week at their villa, we did not lack for anything. Our villa was cozy with a combined bedroom/kitchen area. Storage is plentiful - even for those who tend to over pack. The veranda was about the best we have seen and included cushioned chaise and chairs. Perfect setup for relaxing next to the pool while listening to the sounds of the ocean, just a few feet away. One of our favorite day trips so far was our day with Wes on his boat. While specific tours are available, Wes gave us the flexibility to make our tour our own with a choice of swimming, snorkeling, fishing, etc. To top off the day, we even stopped for a lunch of local fare along the way. You should definitely talk to Wes about your favorite water activities to create your own personal water tour. There's a lot to do in Bocas; more than can be done in just one short week - I would recommend a week or two, or three... We would like to thank the Cottrells for making this a week to remember!

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Amanda W
Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“A Perfect Getaway!”
Reviewed January 13, 2017 for a stay in January 2017

We are on day 4 of our much anticipated 10 day trip to Bocas. Villa Paraiso is the perfect stay for my husband and I. Our little Villa has a beautiful view and sounds of the Sea, clean, comfortable, easy access to Bocas town. The owners are very hospitable, eager to answer any questions and have great tips/suggestions to help make your trip a memorable one! They are the sweetest family. We took a boat tour with their son, Wes, yesterday. What an awesome day! We visited several islands, ate at a local restaurant on the dock, snorkeled, and even fished. We were out from 10am until a little after 6pm. It was a gorgeous day filled with laughs, fun and adventure! We can't wait to see what else we can get ourselves into... cheers to a perfect vaca!

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578felixr
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8 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Luxury beachfront accommodation”
Reviewed January 3, 2017 for a stay in December 2016

We are fully enjoying our stay at villa Paraiso. The location is exquisite right on the beach with a well maintained tropical garden on the sides of the house and a huge terrace with a pool in front of the studio. The Cottrell family living upstairs are incredibly nice hosts, always available yet very discreet. Access to Bocas town is easy by taxi or a 10 minute bike ride. Highly recommended for couples looking for comfort, privacy and tranquility.

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Management Response
Jan 13, 2017
Great Guests deserve the BEST!
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Alisha D
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
“September soirée ”
Reviewed December 5, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

Arrived in Bocas town on Saturday (late Sept) of the annual Feria del Mar- a large fair on the beach that brings in a lot of Panamanians and also shuts down a lot of gringo-owned establishments. This made our experience a little complicated. We had a hard time getting a taxi to Villa Paraiso but once we did, they knew exactly where to take us. (Right past Playa Tortuga resort before Big Creek on the right side) it was a shared ride part of the way, like uber pool, $2 pp.

Owner Steve was very welcoming when we arrived and showed us through the garage, to our room on the main floor of the main house.
We had a nice studio with the entire veranda and pool to ourselves, right on the ocean.
The room was big, comfortable and had most of the staples included- towels, toilet paper, dishes, cookware, coffee and even some salt/pepper/spices.

Our first plan was to rent a quad from Flying Pirates (15 min walk down the road) as our mode of transportation for the next 5 days. Just so happens they shut down due to the fair. Lucky for us Pirate Steve opened up just for us the get setup on a quad . Props to Flying Pirates!! This was a lifesaver as the taxis were really tough to get and the weather wasn't cooperating for the pool or beach. We took the quad to Starfish beach on Sunday and it was jam packed.(recommend going on a week day) The hike from the Bocas del drago was more rough than we expected and the only starfish we saw was one a boy caught. They go out to the deep water when the people come in. We took the $1.50/pp boat ride back to Boca del drago.

Monday a squall came in the the morning and it pretty much rained all day. We took the quad to la piscina on the flying pirates private trails. It was a very rough, wet and dirty ride. Lots of mud puddles, rough terrain, large roots, and tight passages. If you are an adventure seeker, this is for you!

Tuesday we took a private tour with Wes, right from the Villa Paraiso dock. We saw sloths at sloth island, did some great snorkeling, had fresh seafood for lunch, and hiked Zapatillas II to find a picturesque beach at the point.
On the the return we found a foursome of dolphins that we got very close to and Wes even got the dolphins to play in his wake- an unforgettable day!

Wednesday made it all the way to Christian's Beach- quite the adventure! Not for the faint of heart. Sunny and beautiful on the way out. Raining, thunder and lightening all the way back.

Did a couple dinners in town-Om for Indian- pretty good but pricey.
Captain Caribe- delicious and well worth it!
Had a lunch at The Pub- decent sandwiches but not cheap.
Couldn't go to El Ultimo Refugio or Guari Guari because they both shut down due to the fair.
Ordered two dinners from Chef Chris (ph # in Villa Paraiso info book) which were our favorite of all!
Shopped in town for yogurt, cereal, (Isla Colon) fruit, (Chinese S/M) and sandwich fixings (Super Gourmet).
The phone provided in the room was almost a necessity but another stop to get a phone card to load it up. Recommend downloading WhatsApp before you go and using that.
Steve and Angie were very accommodating when we needed anything. We did some laundry which was great but beware the water isn't always clear for doing whites.
Had great hosts and our own space when desired.

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Management Response
Dec 19, 2016
Bocas is an adventure well worth the effort,it is a beautiful unspoiled place! We are happy that you enjoyed the unforgettable experience!
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GriffDadd...
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
“Villa Paraiso is a slice of Bocas paradise!”
Reviewed November 25, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed in the Villa Wiona suite and all in all, I'm very glad I found Angie's listing on TripAdvisor. Her home is beautiful! You can really see how much detail she and her husband Steve have put into every aspect of the house and grounds. The suite is very nicely appointed with a comfortable queen bed, plenty of storage space, and a spacious kitchen & sitting area. The property is located steps from a beautiful beach ideal for swimming, kayaking or just enjoying a little R&R. The most noteworthy aspect of Villa Paraiso though is Angie and Steve's hospitality. From their eagerness to accommodate any request to their personal recommendations on everything from great boating & ATV trips to different beaches around the island to local restaurants, Angie and Steve definitely go above and beyond to make your stay a memorable one! We will definitely be back to Villa Paraiso when we return to Bocas del Toro!

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Duration; we should have stayed longer
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Paulinha...
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“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
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Patricia...
Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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