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Cabanas Potosi
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Amazing place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2013

Hi All,

After reading some reviews and searching places we decided to stay at Cabanas Potosi with the lovely hosts Denis & Mireya. When we arrived we received a tasty mango drink and a warm welcome. Their rooms are clean and tidy and the garden is amazing. This place is located just 10 minutes walk from the city center in a quite place full of birds and squirrels. you can walk or take a taxi for 2-3$. Near the market there is an information booth were they can call Dennis and he will probably be glad to pick you up.

We recommend not to stay in town as it is very noisy and with 10 minutes walk you are in an amazing garden and can really appreciate the true nature of this valley. by the way, the price of staying in a noisy town room is almost the same as staying in a wonderful room at Cabanas Potosi so dont hesitate too much:-)

Dennis & Mireya are wonderful hosts, full of information and tips. Highly recommended.

Ishay & Anne

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

My wife and I planned to stay in El Valle for a couple nights in August, first found Cabanas Potosi because it was in our price range, however we were so pleasantly surprised when we arrived, pics don't do it justice, it is very clean and has a perfect location, close to downtown but far enough away that u don't here any traffic, etc. We thought not having AC might be a problem, but did not need it, definitely cools down at night.

Dennis and Meira were great hosts with directions, suggestions, etc. El Valle is a great little town, perfect for a 3 night stay, easy two hour drive from PC.

Only thing Budget about this hotel is the price, would definitely stay here agin.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2013

Great experience
Me and my daughter stayed at Cabana Potosi, for 3 days and it was a wonderful time, the owner gave us a lot of tips and a map what to do in the area, recommended restaurants and helped us getting into town. She also spoke very good English. The property was very clean. The house was nice with a fan, refrigerator, warm water, shower, and toilet. The garden was much better than the photos showed. We could relax in hammocks and look at the nice, well-maintained garden. They knew a lot about the animals around, especially birds. They were some roosters somwhere it made the night short, but that`s part of nature.
The owners are very concerned about the environment especially cleaning up the town (which is not very developed yet in the rest of Panama) . We went hiking, looking for waterfalls, square trees and had some very good food at the local restaurants. It is a 20 min. walk from the village. I would recommend these cabins very much.

Room Tip: we stayed at Number 4 farthest away from the main office and kitchen but very nice
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2013

We've stayed in a cabana with our 1,5 years old boy and we've really enjoyed our stay.
The location is beautiful, the garden is really nicely maintained and a safe place for our boy to wander around. The cabana is simpel, but with everything you need including a little fridge. Outside you have your own hammock and two comfortable seats. You may use the kitchen in the main house in the morning and evening, which was really handy with our boy. There's also a grill for use outside.
The town itself is a few minutes drive away or a 15 min walk. It's small, but who needs a big town when you have the green hills, hot springs and waterfalls around you?
We've hiked the India Dormida, fantastic!
We would definitly like to stay here again if we'll visit Panama anytime soon.

Room Tip: All cabans are the same.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Olean, New York, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Cabanas Potosi is a collection of four cabins located a few minutes by car from the main street of El Valle De Anton. The cabins are very simple, though by no means rustic--a bit like a Holiday Inn from the 1950s. (The rooms have neither TVs nor phones.) But the prices can't be beat, and the owners (a retired American married to a Panamanian) are the nicest people you will meet during your stay in Panama. The grounds are also quite lovely, with trees and flowers of every color and description surrounding the cabins and the owners' house. Tea and coffee are served in the morning, but no breakfast. All in all, the cabanas are a nice place to stay if you're looking for a place to get away from it all.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Fredericton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

My daughter and I stayed four nights recently, while bird watching in panama ( our wonderful guide is the brother of the cabanas owner). I would recommend the cabanas as a quiet and friendly place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Marquette, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We were greeted when we arrived and given a nice refreshment while the manager explained the layout of the property and gave us a very helpful hand-drawn map of town and the activities. The cabana was clean and comfortable with a small fan (no air con but it isn't needed), a small fridge, an open closet with a shelf, and a bathroom with walk-in shower (no tub). They have about 8 bird feeders set up in a small area and have coffee ready in the morning so you can sit outside and watch birds while you drink coffee. We brought our own breakfast supplies and used the on-site kitchen for utensils/bowls to have our cereal/fruit in the morning. Dennis is American and Mireya is Panamanian, so communications are very easy if you do not speak Spanish well. They are happy to assist however you need to make sure you have a good time and find activities you enjoy. For example, one afternoon we went to a pool at another hotel for a nice refreshing swim after they set it up for us. If you want to go birding, they can set you up with Mario, a great guide who lives across the street. The property is fenced and gated, with hammocks and a ping-pong table, and you can freely explore the grounds. It is simple, clean, relaxing, convenient, and we would certainly recommend it and stay here again.

Room Tip: I think they are all the same, but I suppose the cabana at the end would have less traffic walking b...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Cabanas Potosi
Address: Calle Central | Casa #84, El Valle de Anton 1001, Panama
Location: Panama > Cocle Province > El Valle de Anton
Amenities:
Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 14 Specialty Lodging in El Valle de Anton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cabanas Potosi is located in the second largest shield volcanic crater in the world. The cabins are family owned and offers bird guided tours with one of Panama's best bird guides, Mario Bernal. The valley sits at 3,000 (1,000 Meters) above sea level and is the home of over 300 species of birds plus migratory birds during October and March. Many family owned restaurants are located with walking distance of the cabins. You can get to El Valle by traveling by bus on the Pan-American Highway from Panama City, Panama. The trip takes about two hours of which the last 18 miles (30 Kilometers) offers beautiful view of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Come and visit us soon and wake up to a symphony of birds every morning. ... more   less 
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Cabanas Potosi Hotel El Valle De Anton
Cabanas Potosi Panama/El Valle De Anton

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