We stayed at Finca Buena Vista for two nights, en route to Boquete from Panama City. I recommend this stop for everyone making this trip; it's a GREAT way to break up the travels. Had we known in advance what we would experience as guests, more time would have been budgeted.
During our stay in July, the husband and wife owners were back in Germany, so their 23-year-old son, Sebastian, was our host. He was fantastic, going way out of his way to shuttle us around, arrange fishing, and prepare us great cocktails and exquisite breakfasts (see “BuenaVista was our Buena Fortuna!” review for breakfast details). He spoke excellent English and it was an absolute pleasure to chat with him.
The place itself is very new and absolutely beautiful, both in the actual construction and the tasteful decor. Throw in a quiet location with stunning views and you have the recipe for success. Did I mention the hot showers? We couldn't believe the bang we got for our buck.
Sebastian had to leave for an appointment before our departure, so an employee, I think her name was Mila?, breakfasted us and arranged a taxi back to San Felix. She was also an engaging sweetheart and made a real effort to make us comfortable and to ensure that we understood the details of the bus system and how to get along to Boquete.
As borderline budget travelers, the room at Buena Vista was the nicest in which we've ever stayed. The service was impeccable and the locale was stunning and serene. We miss it already. Cheers to Finca Buena Vista.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our hotel is situated on the outskirt of Las Lajas overlooking a beautiful valley and the mountains surrounding it. We strive to provide you with an unforgettable stay in our area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Finca Buena Vista Panama/Las Lajas