We booked a private room with shared bath but the room was so depressing that we upgraded to a private cabin with a bathroom.
The first option was cheap (US$25) and the cabin was only about US$50. But compared to the other places we stayed as we zigzagged around Panama, this was the worst value for our money.
Unless you are travelling alone and on a very tight budget, avoid the private rooms. The cabins do have ocean views from high on the hills as well as air conditioning, but they are a long hike upwards from the restaurant.
The restaurant did offer good food at more or less reasonable prices (i.e. they did not abuse their monopoly power) as well as wifi for $5 a day. However, the manager changed the password, then took off for the beach, leaving laptoppers unable to connect.
I would give special kudos to one of the hotel managers. My wife is terrified of frogs and went into a panic at the thought of hiking back to the cabin from the restaurant in the dark. The manager was nice enough to drive us up the hill at night to our cabin.
The beach is a short walk away. It is not a good tanning beach as it is full of crabs scurring about. It did look like a great beach for surfing though.
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