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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 24 November 2011

We stayed four nights in the Dolphin Cottage and were sorry to leave. We faced a lot of trade-offs when selecting lodgings in Bocas, but this place seemed to strike a great balance. The prices are very competitive, the location is perfect if you want to stay in a more remote part of the island, and there are plenty of...

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1Thank chris l
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 30 October 2011

I think, that Monique place - Tesoro Escondido - is the best place in Bocas Del Toro, Isla Colon - very beautiful ecological style house surrounded by tropical trees and flowers. Rooms and cabanas are very beautiful and price is also very reasonable. Tesoro Escondido has a nice private beach - nobody is around! This is a unique place for...

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2Thank GalinaMoscow_Russia
Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 17 October 2011

I had a really hard time choosing acommodation in Bocas - it seemed none of the places available were what we were looking for. I knew Bocas Town was not the place for us (and it really wasnt, I am sooo glad we didnt stay there) so I tried looking for alternatives. Bluff beach seemed like a good alternative but...

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4Thank anskianna
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 12 September 2011

I think that before my trip I sent about 300 emails with Monique back and forth. She was so kind, patient and happy to answer any of my questions. I KNEW that it was the right place. I stayed in the Turtle Cabina for the first 7 nights and it was magical. The view was spectacular and I could fall...

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5Thank Helen S
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 September 2011

Monique is an amazing women who can do it all! She is an amazing cook and what she has built is paradise. She will tell you that this place isn't for everyone so if you need a/c don't go. However, if you love to be Eco-friendly you'll love it. You can buy a jug of water from her so that...

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4Thank elizabeth210
Lyons, Colorado
Reviewed 20 June 2011

Great, laid-back, eco-friendly, no frills lodge. Excellent food and friendly staff. $10 taxi ride to and from Bocas town (grab a block of ice and beer/snacks on your way to the lodge). Relax in a hammock, snorkel right next to Tesoro Escondido, swim at night (iridescent algae!), look for leatherback turtles on Playa Buff at night (bring a red light...

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4Thank LittleMango
Fresno, California
Reviewed 7 June 2011

We flew into Bocas and stayed in town for two nights while we researched our other accommodation options. We decided to treat ourselves to one or two nights at Tesoro Escondido and it ended up being our "home base" for our whole trip. We fell in love with the accommodations, the people and this slightly more remote part of the...

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4Thank FresnoNatureLover
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 1 June 2011

I loved staying at Tesoro Escondido. Fantastic healthy food, great beach, and wonderful staff. This place was the perfect getaway. I highly recommend staying here.

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3Thank JFBrooklyn
New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 May 2011

Tesoro was a beautiful, remote getaway that me and my boyfriend greatly enjoyed! The food was amazing, the owners maintained the perfect level of closeness & distance that we would like on a vacation. In particular, we had some trouble getting to the island (overbooked water taxis), but Monique went so far out of her way to make us comfortable...

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3Thank ZandraG212
Seldovia, Alaska
Reviewed 30 April 2011

Monique and her crew are awesome! Their kindness and help, smiles and spirit were so welcome. The Turtle Cottage was just right with the best sunrise straight off the deck. The atmosphere of the whole place was charming and cozy - just what we were looking for. The food was delicious and unique and I must say I wish we...

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rustic and charming facility with stunning beach front location. 6 rooms in main house and 3 cabinas, all with private bathrooms and kitchens. 2 small beaches are on either side of the property. Bluff Beach located 1 minute away. Within walking distance to La Curba and Dumper surf breaks. Paunch surf break is 15 minutes away. 4 miles from Bocas town. Free wireless internet in main house. Delicious prepared food available on site. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tesoro Escondido

Address: Bluff Beach Road | Bluff Beach, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $72 - $207 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Tesoro Escondido 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Dolphin cabin by the ocean.”
 of 5 bubbles F6610LFleol, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The waves were so big and loud when we were there, we heard the cabana on the water was loud.”
 of 5 bubbles nicole_traveltime, 11 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Get the Delphin cabin”
 of 5 bubbles 955levib, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Desert Beach”
 of 5 bubbles Muinarc, 17 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Sleeping above the waves is noisy, but an experience !”
 of 5 bubbles jackd565, 6 May 2015 | Read review
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