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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We came to this place in December 2016 and had a fabulous time there. Our bungalow overlooked the beautiful beach Playa Estero. The little cabins are simple but idyllic and there are hammocks everywhere. The outdoor kitchen is fully equipped and there is free coffee in the morning. Furthermore, the hosts are super friendly. They even went surfing with me...

Thank Benni F
Ingolstadt, Germany
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We spent 4 nights at Rancho Estero and really enjoyed it. It was calm and relaxing as it is located directly at the beach and there aren't that many beds (= not that many guests), so it is nice to hang out in the garden without plenty of other people around. The surfing lessons were awesome and we had a...

Thank paige89261
Warsaw, Poland
Reviewed 12 November 2016

It's simply the best :) We stayed in very basic bamboo hut with shared bathroom and we loved it. Bed was not very comfortable but OK. There was almost no light in our hut because of some electrical issue but who cares? We spend most of time on the beach and in hommocks on the sundeck .The view on Estero...

Thank MikeFinger
Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

This place is pretty fantastic. It is perfect for hanging out and relaxing after a day of surfing or snorkeling or diving. Picture swinging in the hammocks overlooking the beach outside your own little bamboo hut. If you get too hot you can just wander down to the beach, which is generally pretty empty of people because you're far enough...

Thank Amanda B
Leiden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Rancho Estero is fantastically situated a bit out of town right above Playa Estero, a beautiful surf beach. We stayed in one of the new wooden cabins which was basic but more than adequate. The shared kitchen area could have been better (cleaner and better equipped) and there could have been more loungers on the lovely deck, but we were...

1Thank egrekao
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Rancho Estero is located at the pacific coast of Panama in the small town Santa Catalina! Its a beautiful place and Estero Beach also a great spot to surf! Specialy for beginners its a good break to learn. The surflessons are highly recommended. The manager of Rancho itselfs is giving usefull tips and makes your stay in the water as...

Thank Lilola H
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

I've been to many of Panama's beaches and Santa Catalina is definitely at the top of my list now! Rancho Estero is a great location because it's right at the beach, a super relaxed environment with tons of hammocks to relax in and overall it met all of our needs. We stayed in a cabana with three big beds which...

Thank Chrissy M
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Realy great place. The spot is amazing just in front of the ocean can't be better. Very confortable cabins. On top of It Elli and zigor running the place are really helpful and very nice. Definetely the best place we have stayed in Panama. Jl Don t hesitate to ask them to organize for you a day of amazing snorkeling...

Thank jlwaet
Brussels, Belgium
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Very nice place with an amazing view. Perfect place to stay, to enjoy and to rest in the hammocs. The cabanas are simple but typical with view on the ocean. We received a nice welcome and they booked a snorkelling tour for us. Also possible to ask for surf lessons to Zigor. I really recommend it!

Thank Bene9876
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Rancho Estero is located in paradise. There are a couple of small, very cosy Tiki-style huts, two shared bathrooms, a shared outdoor kitchen, hammocks and a cat to make you feel comfortable. All we heard in our hut at night was the sea. Most hotels/hostels that are in the center of the village are a little away from the beach,...

Thank KatharinaJ

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  • Beachfront
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rancho Estero is located at the end of the road to Playa Estero and is on the bluff overlooking the beach and the surf. The view from this property is simply amazing. We have a series of small cabins that can accommodate 1 to 6 people. We offer free internet access and a common kitchen. There are plenty of hammocks, chaise lounges and decks to relax on. Several restaurants are located close by. The town and the surf break "La Punta" are in walking distance. Rancho Estero is a very popular choice because of its priceless views, unique location and friendly vibe. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rancho Estero

Address: Calle Hacia Playa Estero | Above Estero beach, Santa Catalina 00700, Panama
Region: Panama > Veraguas Province > Santa Catalina
Price Range: $33 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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“We were very happy with our cabin with privat bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles paige89261, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are nice, the one with the deck looking out to the beach seems especially nice though.”
  • Deck overlooking Playa Estero
  • Single bed cabaña
  • View to Playa Estero
 of 5 bubbles 338trentonm, 4 Apr 2015 | Read review
“Cabina in the garden are quiter”
 of 5 bubbles Balane1802, 2 Apr 2015 | Read review
“There is a grocery store in town. Go there to pickup supplies and drinks instead of relying on anything at the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles travelbug10498, 22 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The family cabin was perfect for 4”
 of 5 bubbles jezd2014, 3 Mar 2014 | Read review
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