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“Best atmosphere in Panama”
Review of Bahia Del Sol

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Bahia Del Sol
Ranked #4 of 28 Bocas Town B&B and Inns
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Amsterdam
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
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“Best atmosphere in Panama”
Reviewed February 12, 2009

We felt really welcome since the first minute we walked in. Jack and his crew are really fun and easy going. They have a boat which u can rent/use and Jack knows where to eat and go. His breakfasts are really nice, but american. When u don't used to eat so heavy, just say it and they will buy you more European food. Also nice that u can use the kitchen yourself. we slept in both buildings, but we liked the small building the most. The Jaccuzi on the balcony is very romantic :-)

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  • Liked — that it was build on the water. they way it looked
  • Disliked — the street in front of the hotel.
  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, WA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2008

Absolutely fantastic. Jack is the best host ever and the place is very comfortable and well kept. The view is amazing. We only the had the opportunity to spend one night there, but from the moment we walked in (about 5 hours prior to check in) we were welcomed to breakfast by Jack, Roberto, and the other guests like it was our home too.

Excellent breakfast? Check.
Fridge full of beer? Check.
Good company? Check.
Great Bocas advice? Check.

We really wished we would have been able to spend our time @ Bahia Del Sol the entire time in bocas - and when we return, we'll be sure to book here again.

  • Stayed December 2008
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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed December 28, 2008

Jack's place was a real value. It was easy to book online by credit card (other places wanted a deposit by wire transfer). I was not expecting an airport pickup but they were waiting when I arrived. My buddy had not booked a room on the island yet so Roberto and Josh moved an extra double into my room to save us some money and trouble. The whole staff really make you feel like old friends rather then travelers just passing through. Breakfasts were great. Jack even cooked us dinner one night. Its hard to want to leave the house with its views, comfort and friendliness but we had some great nights out with the crew and other guests. If your staying at Bahia Del Sol, their friends on the island are your friends. The people I meet is really what makes a trip memorable to me. I can't wait to get back there.

  • Liked — The staff
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled with friends
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Thank UFOs8myDog
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fairfax ,california
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 14, 2008

From the moment we arrived the owner Jack was at the airport to greet us, and deliver us to his beautiful home on the water in the Bay of Siagon ,across the street from the best beach on the island. The house was immaculate all wood inside with beautiful furnishing and all the amenities of home. We were lucky enough that the master suite was available it has a private deck and outside shower and jaccuzi tub over looking the Bay. Jack and his son C.C. were very helpful in leading us to all the best restaurants and bars we tried all of them and were always pleased. Jack the owner made a wonderful breakfast to order every morning and had a fridge always full of beer and drinks at our disposal on the honor system very convienent . We both had massages in our room all arranged by Jack ask for Amber she did an excellent job on both my husband and I. We felt very at home at all times and when going to Bocas will always stay at Bahia Del Sol!

  • Liked — The owners and our room
  • Stayed December 2008, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed November 12, 2008

Bahia Del Sol is a fun "bed and breakfast" hotel on the water run by a father and son duo who make staying there a great experience. It is a short 15 minute walk from the main strip downtown where most of the excitement happens at night. The rooms are beautiful and well designed; it's definitely a step up from many of the other hotels you can choose from. The view from the master suite overlooks the bay and is absolutely worth the extra few dollars. The owners have a wealth of knowledge about what restaurants are good and which to avoid. They are friendly and happy to talk to you. Bocas has a way of relaxing you as soon as you settle in. My girlfriend and I are not crazy party people so we really enjoyed the quiet and the vistas from our room. I would definately stay here again.

  • Liked — views
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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chi-city
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 3, 2008

We stayed in the mastersuite about a week ago. Jack, the owner, is very kind and accomodating. Our flight arrived much earlier than he had anticipated and he let us check into our room at 8am and made us breakfast. He is a very casual person who is genuinely interested in you having a great time. He also knows a lot about the island, and has tips about great things to do. Getting to this little gem on the other hand is a bit uncomfortable...you take a taxi from the airport (although we did walk) but you and the cabby would never know how to find it without a little digging, we were also warned that it was not a good neighborhood on the island. It is sent on a set back sidewalk on the edge of the water than needs A LOT of cleaning up in the surrounding areas. However, once you walk in this place is adorable...high ceilings and a charming hippy feel. The mastersuite is great, but dont plan on bathing in the advertised hot tub, it would take an hour to fill and the water would be cold, but that is easily combated by the amazing sunset that can be viewed while laying in bed for seista with your partner. The open shower is really refreshing too. It was very relaxing and Jack was a great host.

Stayed October 2008
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New York
1 review
Reviewed November 3, 2008

What a view of the ocean off the deck, don't miss the starfish and dolphins and the stary nights. The management was attentive but stayed out of our way. I enjoyed our stay, relaxing and beautiful.

  • Liked — the beautiful ocean
  • Disliked — the street
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with friends
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Property: Bahia Del Sol
Address: Saigon Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Spa Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bahia Del Sol 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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