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The Firefly Bocas del Toro

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had the best week at the Firefly! Location is stunning, rooms nicely kept and everything is set up with a love for details. The staff is great: Heather, Ryan and Jessica did everything to make our stay special and were really helpful in organising trips etc.

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

The important things are spot on here - comfy beds, efficient ceiling fan, efficient showers and good service. The location is very special as is the food. It is certainly not cheap but it is a remote island and that comes at a price. We very much enjoyed our stay here and the friendly staff. Tours from this spot need...

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Reviewed 4 February 2017

Great staff, amazing food, and beautiful rooms - it's easy to see the thought and care that was put into the design and execution of this b&b. If you're looking for a luxurious vacation, the Firefly (and to be honest, probably Bocas del Toro as a whole) is not for you. But, if you're an adventurer looking for a quiet,...

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TheFireflyBocas, Owner at The Firefly Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the review and the kind words. We really appreciate you staying with us!

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 1 February 2017

Smaller places where you get to meet the owners makes it more difficult to give a review thats not all raving about how nice it is. But this beeing the most expensive place we stayed during our 3,5 weeks roundtrip in Costa Rica and Panama I have to say we were at a little disappointed. There is a lot of...

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Reviewed 31 January 2017

Great Vibe, Great Food, and Great People! A nice blend of stylish luxury and island authenticity! Bastimentos is a small remote island community, which is part of the charm of the Firefly experience. However, it may not be the right fit for the more pampered/less adventurous traveler.

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Reviewed 25 January 2017

Hotel is more a hostel. Rooms are very very dark - don't believe the Pictures (for example: it was not possible to see anything in the bathroom mirror). Hotel seems to be a former hostel with the old bathroom facilities. Glasdoor was broken, no repair. Food very expensive. Hotel is far away from everything. No beach. Owners want to to...

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TheFireflyBocas, Owner at The Firefly Bocas del Toro, responded to this review

Thank you for the review! We are sad you didn't enjoy your stay, however we are a rustic eco bnb built in the island style and this is clearly stated on our website. As is the fact that we are not located on a beach. We make all of this very clear so future guests will know exactly what we...

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

To the amazing team at this restaurant and resort. Thank you for an incredible experience. The restaurant was the best overall dining experience we had in Panama! The food, selection and experience wowed us. We could of eaten here multiple nights during our stay. We spent 3 nights on the property in an air bungalow. Tastefully designed with a nice...

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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

So popular we had to leave after only a few nights but so good we thought about relocating to the island of Bastimentos for good. On the quieter but more atmospheric island in the archipelago the owners got it so right! Staffed to perfection with delicious food at both breakfast and dinner this ones a winner. With all the little...

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Reviewed 24 December 2016

I did not know how much i needed this! Amazing jungle shower, cutest decor, amazing view, luscious pool, and paddle boarding. Love this place! A twenty minute hike from the organic cacao farm at the top of the hill. AND yoga every morning made it the ultimate respite.

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Wonderful small restaurant by the water in Old Bank on Isla Bastimentes. WE took a water ferry over and had a series of wonderful smaller plates including incredible ceviche and good tuna tartare. Good cocktails and good wines for a reasonable price. Worth making a reservation and worth the trip for the atmosphere and the food

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Firefly is a small, boutique B&B located on Bastimentos in Bocas Del Toro Panama. We are located directly on the Caribbean. Our restaurant/bar is open 6 days a week in high season. Hours in low season vary. Breakfast is included in your stay. We are a 3 minute walk from Basti Town (Old Bank) and an 8 minute boat taxi ride from Bocas Town. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Firefly Bocas del Toro

Address: Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Price Range: $105 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“The Bungalows are stunning, room 1 and 2 have a nice view of the ocean. We even saw a dolphin swimming by when sitting at our balcony”
 of 5 bubbles 565hannas, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Even though all rooms look amazing, def have to try and get a bungalow if you can.”
 of 5 bubbles jdysk8s, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Stay in the Bungalows, if they are available. They fill up fast!”
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 of 5 bubbles ZRodasti, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the air bungalow and it was fantastic!”
 of 5 bubbles MusssssstR, 30 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Bungalows or ocean view”
 of 5 bubbles 771audrat, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
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