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Rancho de Caldera Eco-Resort & Hotel

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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225 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 March 2015

the beautiful place a like nice there the people there very frienflu like the ´pool nice resturant the town nice really like ride horse like see nice city like to gym go to walk go ear music go to see the show

2 Thank carmen409
Beijing, China
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2012

In March of 2011, my friend, Dave, and I finished our Peace Corps service in Peru and decided to travel home (through South and Central America) by bus instead of simply flying out like everyone else. For 2 1/2 months we backpacked through some amazing countries and saw some unforgettable sites. A friend had told us that once we got... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2012

There's not much that I can say that hasn't already been said. In short, we loved every minute at RdC. Stay here-- you will not be disappointed! We never did get over the beautiful view from our balcony-- just stunning. The delicious food, the tranquil setting, and Gina's friendly dogs were also highlights. One of the best places I have... More 

3 Thank globetrotskite
Toronto, Canada
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2012

Rarely have I had the unexpected pleasure of booking accommodation through an internet search and discovering, on arrival, that all of my already high expectations have been stunningly surpassed. Set on a hillside with long views to the cloud forest covered hills across the valley, our first surprise was the complete tranquility. There is no sight or sound of human... More 

2 Thank muse_312
Seattle, Washington
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26 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2012

We stayed two nights at Rancho de Caldera in late May and regretted not being there longer. Stunningly beautiful property with very private and spacious cabins. We booked cabin #4 and couldn't have been more pleased. All the amenities anyone could possibly need. Waking up with such a gorgeous view across the valley was a real treat. Relaxing on the... More 

2 Thank Jarve-05
Sarasota, Florida
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

This was our second visit and we found everything as good or better than the first. Craig's preperations for dinner were creative and delicious. The lunch menu had changed somewhat but the items were all good, especially the home made pastrami with seasoned fries and home made ketchup. Had to slow down on the lunch so we could enjoy the... More 

2 Thank BillS2011
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2012

Caldera ranch, caldera, boquete (April 2012) We were expecting great things from this place but to be honest we were a little disappointed. The reception that we received from the owner (Gina) throughout our stay was neither warm nor friendly. Refreshingly, Craig (the renowned chef), as well as all the other staff, were the complete the opposite. we came away... More 

1 Thank MrTSydney
GMT_Panama, Owner at Rancho de Caldera Eco-Resort & Hotel, responded to this review

I apologize for any perceived lack of warmth or friendliness on my part; I make every effort to insure that all of my guests are happy at Rancho and enjoy getting to know my guests.  Clearly I personally failed this time, though I am happy that my staff did their job in that regard.  I would appreciate more specific feedback... More 

Geneva, Switzerland
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57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2012

Went for lunch. Small selection of very clever and delicious meals. They are sandwiches, but are much more.... Really good. Hard to describe. Fresh ingredients, in a very odd combination. Watermelon and Mexican bean style salad? Yup, that can be very tasty. Another Boring quinoa salad? Not here! Also, try the basil lemon juice.... The setting is fabulous. Feels like... More 

1 Thank oxygen11
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2012

My wife and I visited Rancho de Caldera with our two friends from Boquete the other afternoon. After a refreshing swim in their infinity pool, we are treated to a fabulous 5 course meal comprable or better than anything one would find in the finest 5 star restaurants anywhere. Craig, the chef, is extraordinarily talented. Each course contained delicious ingredients... More 

1 Thank Theeryeguy
Pittsburgh, PA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2012

Last week, I completed a rather arduous journey from my home in Pennsylvania to visit a former college roommate who had moved there seven years earlier. After a series of travel misadventures, including missed connections, an unexpected overnight stay in Panama City, and a final long, late night drive in the rain and fog, we arrived at Rancho de Caldera... More 

3 Thank CindyT217

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Favorite destination in Boquete and west Panama for affordable, luxurious, nature friendly tropical eco-vacations in a beautiful small boutique eco-resort running on solar, water and wind. Guests love the family atmosphere and rave about our gourmet cuisine, provided by internationally acclaimed Chef Craig Miller. Our on-site restaurant Madre Tierra offers one of Panama's finest gourmet cuisines in a beautiful ambiance overlooking the green hills of Boquete. Please take a look at what guests are saying and see for yourself. Relax, go horseback riding to the hot springs or swim in our beautiful crystal clear 'infinity' pool - solar powered and chlorine free. Spacious terraced villa suites with bamboo floors provide everything you need to be comfortable, including automatic Cuisinart coffee brewers, iPod docking stations, a/c, fans, refrigerators, wall to wall panorama windows and free WiFi. Yoga fans, clubs and workshop leaders appreciate our cozy meeting rooms. Soon you can use our beautiful new outdoor pavilion as well. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho de Caldera Eco-Resort & Hotel

Address: Calderita, Caldera | Boquete, Chiriqui, Panama, Caldera, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Caldera
Price Range: $85 - $278 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Rancho De Caldera Eco-Resort And Hotel
Rancho De Caldera Eco Hotel Caldera
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“las suites en las esquinas son en las mas grandes y soleadad”
 of 5 bubbles carmen409, 27 Mar 2015 | Read review
“They're all good!”
 of 5 bubbles MarkG622, 23 Nov 2012 | Read review
“All have incredible sunrise views, but rooms # 7, 8, and 9 are closer to the pool.”
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 of 5 bubbles CindyT217, 20 Apr 2012 | Read review
“go for deluxe”
 of 5 bubbles donnap525, 17 Apr 2012 | Read review
“The three adjoining cottages close to the restaurant are perfect for a family.”
 of 5 bubbles MalcolmH_10, 6 Apr 2012 | Read review
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