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Beamsville, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our visit to Popa was way beyond our expectations. We were met at the airport as promised by Alesandro who got us safe and sound to the island. We were then met at the dock by Andrea, who was wonderful, and taken to reception where we met the lovely Elena. The check-in was fast and easy. Elena escorted us to...

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Boston, United States
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Enjoyed 10 days at Popa. It is a great place for travelers who want to see the attractions of the Bocas del Toro archipelago in style & comfort. The resort itself is very quiet -- often with few guests -- but staff are extremely attentive. The key is to balance excursions to local sites (provided by Popa's small fleet of...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

An amazing stay in every way. Prior to arrival we asked Vince if the resort could have plenty of fish, fruit, and vegetables for us, along with our favorite in-room coffee and bar drinks. Our expectations were exceeded! We were met at the airport and enjoyed a wonderful ride across the Caribbean to the resort. The owners, Vince, Rosie, and...

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

. The resort pretends to be a 5 star, but in reality is not more than a 3 star hotel. Yes: the location of Popa Paradise is fantastic, but in order to get there one has to take a boat from Bocas del Toro. The boats of the hotel do not offer side protection against the water. The biggest problem...

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved our stay at Papa Paradise! It was a perfect blend of available activities and downtime. Our private casita was spacious and we spent a lot of time on the balcony reading and enjoying the view. We also took advantage of the snorkeling trips and coffee farm tour that were offered. Snorkeling at Zapatilla and Coral Caye was easy...

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks, Julie, for sharing your experiences at Popa Paradise Beach Resort. We appreciate the attention that you bring to three aspects that identify us: - a great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding nature - a place where our guests have the option every day to rest and relax in solitude, or to be active and get to...

Ile-de-France, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 1 week in this island. Very welcome from owners, managers (Elena & Daniele) and all the team : waiters, cookers.... The atmosphere is very friendly, and we felt as a large family. Accomodations are good. Peacefull aera in a nice garden. Just take care of mostiquos. They propose various interesting activities. A place we recommand.

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are very happy to have had you two wonderful people as guests - we are grateful that you chose Popa Paradise for your vacation. We hope to meet again in the future, perhaps here for a repeat visit; or in Panama City or in Europe. Thank you again, from all of us...

Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Popa Paradise from Monday, Feb 13 until Wednesday, Feb 15. We will be returning to Popa for a future vacation. It is a wonderful place. You want to go here. A disclaimer: Popa is not for everyone. If you are seeking Wi-Fi for every step that you take throughout the resort, this is not the place. If...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, J and S, for spending a few days with us as part of your honeymoon. What a treat for us as you arrived by helicopter! An exciting event for everyone here, and one that has not occurred in several years. We are glad that you felt at home and were able to relax and be part of the...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017

We spent a fantastic 5 days at Popa Paradise. The staff and owners made us feel right at home and were attentive to our every need. The food was wonderful. Each meal was prepared and brought to us at our table. Only one buffet. At each meal we were asked about the next meal and if we would like something...

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Vincent R, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing Popa Paradise for your vacation, and for sharing your experience with the TA community. We were very happy that you could be here for the beach party and BBQ at Rosie's Bar... an epic evening! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, from the whole team here in paradise. Vince - owner

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 10 February 2017

My wife and I stayed at Popa Paradise Beach Resort last week. It was a fabulous place to stay. Beautiful sandy beach for swimming and walking. Large pool with a swim up bar. NIce to grab a beer or a Pina Colada while you are in the pool. The staff went out of their way to make sure they could...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tom and Nancy, Thank you for spending a few days with us, and for your kind words. It was fun watching the Superbowl with ya'll; a fun night and a very memorable game! Since we upgraded our internet service we have been able to screen big events when there is interest from our guests; as you saw, it sometimes...

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Beautiful setting and accommodation, caring staff, and wonderful food plus great excursions. We felt very pampered and cared for. As a vegetarian I appreciated how the chef checked in each morning on her planned menu and checked in again after each meal. The owners (an American and a Canadian couple) are very hands on and it shows!

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Hello dear guests Jo-Ann and Ted, First of all, thank you for choosing our resort as your vacation destination - we know there are many places to choose from, and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Secondly, we thank you for your positive review, in particular the words expressed regarding our results in the kitchen. Cinda and Nesver work...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popa Paradise is the only Adults Only (18+) All-Inclusive hotel in Panama. Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans, which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage in the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, and occasionally live music under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range: $392 - $496 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popa Paradise Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The beach view casita was definitely worth the cost. ”
 of 5 bubbles juliewA6950KO, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you like to sleep with fresh air (although a bit warm), with the sound of waves crashing, book the oceanview casitas! So very relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles Shari_Photo, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Casita 6 was perfect, right in front of the beach, very private, gorgeous views plus surrounded by nature”
 of 5 bubbles SarahL260, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd recommend an ocean casita. Some have better paved walkways than others.”
  • Back deck.
  • 2nd bed on request. No netting.
  • Private deck behind the casita. Cannot walk directly down to the beach.
  • View from Casita #6.
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  • Private deck behind the casita above the beach.
 of 5 bubbles suzinyc, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pretty but basic. Can't leave the doors open because there are no screens. Be prepared - ALL paper products go in the trash bin - no flushing anything on the island. ”
 of 5 bubbles jnmma, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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