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Hotel Bocas del Mar

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Wroclaw, Poland
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed very much my stay at Bocas del Mar. The rooms were really clean an spacious. Very nice terrace and the view. Delicious food and cocktails in the restaurant. The pool was great, amazing view out of it. The garden around looks amazing. The staff was really nice and helpful.

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Wroclaw, Poland
1 review
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I spent in Bocas del Mar couple of days with my sister and my friend. Definitely it is very nice place, worth to recommend. Apartment was big and clean, with amazing view. Food in restaurant delicious and with reasonable prices . What's more staff was really supportive :).

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Boquete, Panama
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing place! What a fabulous resort. The staff are friendly and attentive. The food is excellent. The rooms are great and very well maintained. We spent three nights here but could have been here for 3 months Make sure you go!

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London, Canada
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46 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed here with my husband and daughters for one night in November. Unfortunately the weather was extremely rainy and likely this affected my view of the place. It looks as though it would be lovely with lots to do if the weather cooperated. The room is spacious and pretty. The pools look great. But really there is little to... More 

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

Thank you for your comments. We’re pleased you enjoyed many aspects of our hotel. Guests normally enjoy sunshine in Boca Chica whichever month they visit us in, however, due to our tropical location, it can occasionally rain over more than one day at this time of year (mid November), however this is unusual and beyond our control of course. For... More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place made our holiday, from the wonderful friendly, bubbly staff, the beautiful serene and relaxing gardens, good food and modern big bedrooms. My girlfriend couldn't tear herself away from the swimming pool at the end when we had to go! It was easy to reach near Boca Chica, which is a small fishing community from what I could see... More 

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North Bend, Washington
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

From the moment I arrived, I felt taken care of. The grounds oozed serenity and beauty. My room was extravagant and had sliding doors that opened onto a spectacular view. I wish I had stayed many more days. The staff were all very helpful and friendly, making sure my stay was splendid. When my rental car didn't start in the... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A wonderful hotel, tucked in the middle of nature (national park of Chiriqui Golf). They offer a discovery boat tour and whale watching in season (July until end of October) for 70$ per person (plus 7% tax). We were lucky to see whales and have the tour to ourselves (with Xavier), and after that we went exploring a few islands... More 

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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed Bocas Del Mar so much, we extended our stay! Absolutely lovely property, wonderful staff (Charlie, Flor, Nahir) our stay was 99% perfect: 1/2% off for poor internet connection, and 1/2% off for broken/missing tiles in the pool, which was surprising because everything else is meticulously cared for. We will most definitely be back.

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

Thank you so much for your kind review and praise for our coworkers. It was a pleasure to have you to stay. We are looking forward to hosting you again. Our internet signal is generally very good and the best in the area. It comes from a radio tower a mile away in the jungle, as there is no fiber... More 

Barxeta
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 13 October 2016

Forget the horror stories about privately-owned Latin American hotels not being up to the mark. I've stayed in enough of those already. This place has just got the synergy right, from energetic European management to smiley motivated local staff. Spotlessly clean, bug-free, stunning views and well-organised excursions by private boat or the hotel's own Honda quads, and they can even... More 

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

We really appreciate receiving your review and thank you for sharing your comments with other TripAdvisor users. Our philospohy is to provide good value for money given our exceptional oceanfront location. We work hard to ensure our guests’ stays are as comfortable as possible and we’re pleased you enjoyed the atmosphere in the hotel. We’re also delighted that you enjoyed... More 

Boquete, Panama
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45 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2016

We have stayed in many hotels throughout Panama, and Bocas del Mar is by far the best! The property itself, overlooking the islands off the coast near Boca Chica, is beautifully landscaped and maintained. Most of the guest rooms are located in individual villas, offering privacy even on the covered patios. There are beautiful views of the water from every... More 

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

Wow! All the team are very proud to receive your review and we truly appreciate all your comments. It was a pleasure to take care of you during your stay. We aim to provide a personal level of service, while respecting a guest’s privacy. We’re especially glad you enjoyed our modern-style design features, which we hope provide a refreshing, contemporary... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
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: $213 - $356 (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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“anywhere has a view”
 of 5 bubbles NeverdullLeslie, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view. The higher the room number, the farther up the hill the room is from the restaurant, pool and common areas.”
  • View from the patio of a private cabana
 of 5 bubbles 535sheilas, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best views are from casitas higher on the property.”
 of 5 bubbles J4063TYwilliamw, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room near a pool otherwise you will have to walk a bit.”
 of 5 bubbles rkmama, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The family suite is awesome for families. Two large rooms connected by a hallway with separate entrances and bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles ebrooksy12, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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