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Hotel Bocas del Mar

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Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 24 February 2016 via mobile

We booked the family bungalow which was perfect with our 8 & 10 yr olds. Loved the private patios, two pools, accommodating staff. We plan to go back so I can fish more. Their restaurant was fantastic and reasonably priced. Lots to do near by: snorkel and dive, monkeys, horses and visit Boquete for wht water rafting and zip lining.

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We really appreciate you reaching out for the benefit of other TripAdvisor members. It was great that you could take advantage of all the activities on land & sea on offer in this natural, unspoiled area and we hope to welcome you again to help you with your angling in our internationally famous fishing waters! Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas...

Reviewed 24 February 2016

Good view s across the bay. Lovely warm pool, comfortable rooms with plenty of facilities. Restaurant serves different specials each day and very good breakfast. not a lot to do around the area. The turning off pan American highway is very difficult to find.

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay. For the information of future guests: We are in a natural, unspoiled area, yet only 20 minutes from the PanAmerican highway. Coming from Panama City, our local lane is the first exit/intersection on the left after San Lorenzo village – the fantastic new highway widening from...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 February 2016

A lovely place with fantastic views. The staff could not be more accommodating to every request, whether it is to order water taxis or to check on a misperceived room problem. With two swimming pools, an outdoor covered restaurant, and beautiful plantings, what is not to enjoy!

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We really appreciate your 5 star review. Thank you so much. All the team works hard to offer the best vacation experience possible and we also thank you for choosing us. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

Bucks
Reviewed 18 February 2016

We had an amazing welcome from Charlie and Santi, who had just started as Managers, also from Peter (Manager) and Cheryl who took us to our bungalow in an electric buggie, and all the staff. They could not do enough for you and made all their guests feel special. It was the most relaxing place we have ever stayed at....

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Wow! Thank you for your amazing review too. It was a real pleasure to have you as guests at Hotel Bocas del Mar and all the team enjoyed looking after you during your stay. We were delighted that you also took advantage of our boat trips from our own dock out exploring the Gulf of Chiriqui- we feel that it’s...

Singapore
Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Bocas del Mar for 2 nights and it was a lovely small paradise in Panama. We flew into David and took the hotel transfer (about an hour) to the small fishing village of Bocas Chica. Hotel facilities were great and we spent whole day relaxing at the pool. Room is really clean and bathroom is also spacious. Special...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay for the benefit of other TripAdvisor members. Your comments are much appreciated. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we hope to have you to stay in the future. Kind regards, The Hotel bocas del Mar team

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Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Wonderful hotel in Boca Chica area. Very clean nicely appointed room with beautiful view of the water. We only stayed one night but experienced 3 meals which were very good. Nice to see a staff that does care to excel in service. Look forward to going back.

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay and dining experiences so much. Please do return again soon! Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 8 February 2016

Bocas Del Mar is the last step in our Panama vacation. To be sincere, we were not even planning on going in the Boca Chica district. We were somehow led here as our plans of going to the Bocas del Toro area were disrupted by the inability to find good flights to the area. Yet, despite the initial “settle for”...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We are honored and very proud to receive your thorough review of your stay with us. It is very kind of you to describe our hotel and your experiences in this way and to share them for the benefit of future visitors. Boca Chica is an area where tourism is relatively new, so the unspoiled environment is especially attractive to...

New York, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

The property, staff, food and accommodations are fantastic! The GM, Peter, treated us like royalty and even provided childcare. Two pools, water sports, nearby islands and a beach to boot - 5 Stars. Boca Chica is small but a cool town with a couple of restaurants. We used water taxis and the captain at Bocas Del Mar to get around....

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review and gracious comments on our hotel. We’re thrilled you and your family enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure to take care of you and hope to welcome you again. Best wishes The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 29 January 2016

A very special and well designed property. There are 2 swimming pools on site, walking paths, gardens, hammocks and plenty of water sports choices and an excellent restaurant. The service was very friendly and efficient. It is hard to say how much we enjoyed this hotel as it is now at the top of our list to return for another...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your thorough and kind review, which we are proud to receive. It was our pleasure to welcome you as guests to Hotel Bocas del Mar and we’re thrilled you enjoyed the ambience in the hotel and trips in the area. We do hope to welcome you again. For the information of future guests: A normal sedan or...

Johannesburg
Reviewed 28 January 2016

An oasis in a prime spot of Chiriqui Province, everything about Bocas Del Mar is exceptional. We were privileged to have a pristine room near the gorgeous infinity pool and still enjoy total privacy. The food is more than outstanding and the service unbeatable. Best of all was that Management are hands on and always discretely nearby, making sure that...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you to stay here on the shores of the Pacific and we thank you for your 5 star review. All the team appreciates your gracious comments – we were glad to take care of you. We aim to provide a personalized service, while respecting people’s privacy. Looking forward to seeing you again. Best wishes...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bocas del Mar

Address: | Gulf of Chiriqui, Boca Chica, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Price Range: $187 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bocas del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room 14 was spacious and right outside infinity pool”
 of 5 bubbles LinnyKTakomaPark_MD, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a 2 floor Villa, the first flor it was the room, the second - a living room, 2 bathrooms and 2 terraces, with an almost private pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 665leap, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The connecting road, from PanAm HWY. Is long...25km, and extended sections are pot holes and gravel”
 of 5 bubbles JoePollard3, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows 11 and 12 offer the most privacy and great views.”
 of 5 bubbles queenzelda2016, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent. We enjoyed being close to the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Canadiantraveler8888, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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