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Bluff Beach, Isla Colon Panama
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  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 02/12/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Bluff Beach
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The Hummingbird is a small, boutique, 6-room bed & breakfast situated on Bluff Beach, a 7km unspoiled beach. With a rainforest backdrop our property consists of 2 detached bungalows, each with 2 individual suites. There are also 2 rooms situated on the ground floor of the owner's house. With touches of luxury throughout, all rooms have a private deck/patio overlooking the ocean and gardens. The restaurant is open Monday - Friday 4 - 6 for Happy Hour and then 6 -8:30 for dinner. On Saturday we have an Argentinean BBQ starting at 2 - 8.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Diving
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Massage
Adults only
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Room features
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Refrigerator
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Seating area
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Melinda Barber wrote a review Aug 2021
Huntington Beach, California2 contributions
Pictures don't do this space justice. This was my first stay at an ecolodge and it did not disappoint! t's so beautiful and relaxing. You can hear the the ocean and the jungle. They've created the perfect little oasis where you can indulge in butterflies, geckos, howler monkeys in the am, a flourishing ecosystem in the garden. Yet no mosquitos!!! Huge win! The rooms are open and the ceiling fans keep them surprisingly cool. The food was amazing! My bf and I had fresh snook for the first time! It was so great. Gary and Betsey are awesome! They sent a taxi to pick us up. It was our anniversary and they had chilled champagne waiting in our room upon our arrival. They were both so helpful. If there's something you need, Or you have any questions, ask! Betsey can likely make it happen. They had everything you could need. Lounge chairs, sunscreen, umbrellas, I was so bummed to learn they even had yoga mats at the end of our stay. We fell in love with Bocas our first day because of the Hummingbird. The hospitality, the locals who stopped in for some dinner or a cocktail. Such good energy, good people...I can't speak highly enough about how magical it is. Betsey even came knocking at our door one night, to tell us there was a turtle out front laying eggs in the sand on the road. Then they went out to make sure it went back onto the beach, so it could lay eggs safely. Such a great experience. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Avery wrote a review May 2021
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I had the pleasure of staying at the hummingbird for a month this winter. Being a surfer, waking up with a view of the conditions from our front porch every morning was ideal. The included breakfast is more like a 3 course feast of fresh juice , fruit and the local chefs whim( our favorite was the breakfast tacos w/ local ground turkey and scrambled eggs).The owners , Betsy and Gary are great and will gladly assist you on whatever adventure you want to pursue on the island from setting up night dives to see the bioluminescence or just a great restaurant recommendation in town. Gary also has an extensive knowledge of the island and its many native animals and will point out sloths, monkeys and iguanas all over their property. The food and drinks @ the hummingbird is the hard to beat. Make sure to be there on Friday’s for bbq night and have a few jungle juices (fresh juices x local seco). The pool is pristine, you’re steps from the beach and the food and service is the best. Put yourself in the right spot!!!
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Kim Muehle wrote a review Apr 2021
Kailua-Kona, Hawaii1 contribution
We had an amazing time at this wonderful Bed and Breakfast by the sea! The description of this paradise is so underrated! Not only are you hearing the sound of the ocean, but are surrounded by the jungle! The restaurant is fabulous! Not only is the food awesome, but the chef will cater to your dietary needs!! Soooo love this place and cannot recommend it enough! Will definitely be back!!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Elizabeth wrote a review Feb 2021
Panama City, Panama8 contributions
I personally did not stay here but I spent so much time here the first week or two of our stay that I should have ! We had friends staying so every day after the beach we’d end up back at the pool, having the most delicious cocktails that spilled over into Dinner, which you can’t pass up. The food is amazing the atmosphere is insanely gorgeous and completely surrounded by hummingbirds ( if you didn’t guess by the name). But I really wanted to write this review because Betsy and Gary who own this perfect slice of paradise are just the coolest and kindest people you will meet ! They are so hospitable & they created something so beautiful, you can genuinely tell that they love what they do ! also they were always the first ones to point out all the amazing wildlife that flocks to their property! You guys rock & hopefully we will be back soon!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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7WooHoos wrote a review Mar 2020
Madison, Wisconsin135 contributions170 helpful votes
It's not very often that we return to the same place twice. We like to experience different things when we travel...but, The Hummingbird is definitely a place we will return to. It's a beautiful location and the rooms are well designed and appointed. We loved everything about it. Betsy and Gary are wonderful hosts and go out of their way to assist you in anything. It's a quiet and relaxing place, and the sound of the waves at night was fabulous. We saw howler monkeys and a sloths, lots of interesting frogs and of course the hummingbirds...they're everywhere. Gary has landscaped the grounds perfectly to attract all sorts of wildlife. I was worried about having no air conditioning, but it was not an issue at all. The breeze at night is wonderful. The beach is nearby and we enjoyed bringing chairs to watch the tide come in. Sunrise is spectacular. The food is really fabulous. When we drove in from the airport, we asked the cab driver what other good restaurants were on the island and his comment was, "Why would you go anywhere else?" We laughed, but he was right. Every meal was interesting and well prepared and delicious. The Brazilian BBQ was beyond great. Keara is a fabulous dining room manager and so much fun to talk to. We enjoyed her a lot. Her husband is the chef and they make a great team. Thanks to all of you at the Hummingbird!!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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PRICE RANGE
USD 169 - USD 193 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PanamaBocas del Toro ProvinceIsla ColonBluff Beach
NUMBER OF ROOMS
6
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hummingbird
Which popular attractions are close to The Hummingbird?
Nearby attractions include Playa Bluff (1.2 km), Gypsy Travel Panama (7.0 km), and Up In The Hill (6.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hummingbird?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Hummingbird?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a dining area, and a pool view.
What food & drink options are available at The Hummingbird?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hummingbird?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hummingbird?
Conveniently located restaurants include The View at Oasis, Leaf Eaters Cafe, and Azul Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Hummingbird?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Hummingbird have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Hummingbird offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Hummingbird?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Does The Hummingbird have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.