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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Yemanja

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Yemanja
Escondido, California
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“no need to look elsewhere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2014

This was a gem in the rough! As we walked down the path towards our acommodation little bits of our upcoming view kept appearing to us. I could here my husband behind me mummbling words like "Oh my god", "really"?, and unbelievable. Our cabin deck was literally 5 feet from the ocean. Coconut trees growing out of the surf right there!! Cabins were basic but clean. In this environment you will find that basic is all you need. We did have a private bath not connected to our room but very close and private. The village is a short 1/4 mile walk from Yemenja. When the sun starts to go down this place really comes to life. Locals and tourist alike must know about the awesome meals that Pascal creates for the quests and anyone who wants to stop by for a great and affordable meal. We must say that we had the best food we had eaten in Panama right here at Yemenja. Lamar is very attentive and kind and made us feel right at home (for you single good guys, she is also quite attractive, but nice guys only, she is a smart cookie). The atmosphere here is very chill and relaxed. The waves at night just make for a really peaceful sleep. The rates are cheap for what you get. Not a very big fridge upstairs though so don't bring too much of your own food unless you have a cooler. No need though plenty to eat on the island. I would highly recommend this hostel and restaurant to anyone. We plan to be back.

Room Tip: cabins on the beach cant be beat. 35.00 per night per couple with private bath.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Best Hotel where I have been so far: the island is a paradise, a hidden pearl in the sea. The hosts Lamar and Pascal were really friendly and they advised us about restaurants, best beaches and we have a fab night at their bar in the hotel. You can hear the waves sound from the bedroom and the room is simply perfect. Once you are in this island you get the feeling to be in a dream. I would recommend it and Yemanja is the best place where you can stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Telluride, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

We loved our time here! So much so that we extended our stay. Our private room was literally steps from the sea with a nice breeze. The new bar has delicious cocktails and will soon have a restaurant. The accommodations are simple, but there is a nice kitchen, and wifi. The owners, Lamar and Pescal are attentive and very friendly. The property is big, private and beautifully rustic. Also, their neighbor Alfonzo is a lovely local guy who gives private tours for a good price- Which we much preferred to the tours from the companies. I would love to return here, and would recommend it to everyone.

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Property: Yemanja
Address: Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
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Ranked #15 of 19 Specialty Lodging in Isla Bastimentos
Number of rooms: 2
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