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Hotel Bocas del Mar

Travellers' Choice award winner
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have experienced Bocas Del Mar 3 times in the past 18 months. Each visit has been very special in different ways. The Management and staff have a passion for service and hospitality that in my opinion are unmatched in Panama and really in any part of the world. If you truly want to get away and decompress I don't...

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Thank ericrstevenson
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is one of the best hotel I've stay in Panama, great properties with beautiful views and surrounded by nature. Perfect for couples retreats. The staff is friendly and always ready to help you with anything you need.

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Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here for the fishing nearby, but the hotel is so nice that it would merit its own visit. Both staff and management were exceptionally helpful and accommodating, and aside from a very slippery floor at the pool, we could not fault them for anything. We would definitely return to Bocas Del Mar.

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Thank JVB2040
Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Many locals in Panama aren't familiar with Boca Chica's beautiful rainforest and islands, which is why Boca del Mar Hotel is an excellent first impression for first-time-visitors. Excellent staff, iconic food and a view to die for. If you wanna do island-hopping I highly recommend you their local staff or Roxy Fishing Club.

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Thank itsjoshdiaz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We only stayed for a few days but certainly could have stayed more. We were made to feel welcome from the moment we arrived and the service was personalised, professional and friendly until the moment we left. The rooms are big, spotlessly clean, private and comfortable and with fantastic views!! Gardens are beautiful! We did the 4 hour boat tour...

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Thank Charlie M
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 15 April 2017

My wife and I flew from Panama City to David a very pleasant and safe flight . It was an hour drive to get here from David on generally easy roads until the last few miles. It was quite remote but we were extremely pleased when we got there. The hotel is situated in a beautiful setting overlooking the Gulf...

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Thank mvaughan1954
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 11 April 2017

My wife and I had a nice stay here. We loved our room and found it so relaxing and comfortable. We liked the infinity pool up on the hill; it was small but decent for the size of the hotel. The beach at the hotel was so small and not really one you'd want to sit on, but the beaches...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 3 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed for four nights in the Deluxe Bungalow at the end of 2.5 weeks traveling around Panama. We found the property to be beautiful and relaxing--a great way to wind down after an amazing but tiring trip. We stayed in 7 different hotels/resorts throughout our travels, and the room we had here was the most comfortable....

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BocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your recommendation of our hotel for TripAdvisor users. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we’re pleased that you could unwind in one of our deluxe bungalows with hot tub at the end of your trip. These room types are a popular extra with guests. For the information of future guests:- We...

Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

From the moment we arrived we were taken care of by every member of the staff. The managers, the restaurant staff, everyone was as nice and helpful as they could be. We were also so impressed with how impeccably clean and well manicured the entire place was. The food was delicious from typical Panamanian dishes to Pasta Bolognese. The last...

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BocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. Your comments are very motivating for the team who aim for everyone to have the best possible time with us. We’re thrilled you enjoyed the hotel gardens and your dining experiences so much. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Stayed 3 nights in the suite end February. Very nice and comfortable accommodation which is very well managed. The views are amazing. It is true that there is not a large beach, but one can book very easy excursions and water taxis to the many islands. There are also 2 swimming pools, although water tends to be quite hot. All...

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BocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review and thank you for your kind comments about our team. Thank you for your recommendation for other TripAdvisor members. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bocas del Mar

Address: | Gulf of Chiriqui, Boca Chica, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Price Range: $186 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bocas del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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