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El Sitio Playa Venao

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Waterloo, Canada
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 4 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Such a beautiful view right from our room. Easy access to the pool, restaurant and ocean. Big enough for all the amenities, but small enough to avoid crowds. I am afraid for all the development that is going on around it though. This amazing surfers cove won't...

Thank Janis H
Reviewed 6 January 2017

This is a funky, boutique hotel on Playa Venao. I guess because it's on the beach, food and drinks are expensive, especially for Panama, but there is a little mini super literally a minute away that has all the booze and snacks you would need. We had a oceanfront, which was nice BUT the pool is right in front as...

Thank KathyRMT
Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2016

I can't say enough good things about our experience at El Sitio! A big thank you to one of the owner's, Asaf, who made our stay very special. The room, food and people were amazing, not to mention some fun nights at the bar and great days in the surf. We'll be back! Gracias!!!

Thank Sonz P
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Reviewed 24 November 2016

A 4.5 hours drive from Panama City. Location is perfect, right on the beach, outstanding beach for long walks even though some parts of the beach have small stones instead of sand. Food at the hotel was very tasty and fresh. Bar was kind of slow even though it was not crowded. Room was very nice with a balcony, only...

Thank ouzy868
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 19 November 2016

The El Sitio is a nice surprise on a beach where most are basic resorts. Located directly on the beach, its is a natural attraction for surfers and sea lovers asking for a better quality hotel. The rooms are very spacious and have a unique decoration, Generally recommended

1Thank Shlo73
Yaounde, Cameroon
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Room for family of 4 was super clean, and faced the ocean, steps to the beach,pool and restaurant. Bathroom could have used a bit more ventilation, but was spacious, with a separate room for the kids' bunk beds. Lounge with outdoor couches playing Ibiza style lounge music was the perfect place for me to unwind while i watched the kids...

Thank Nikki B
Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This hotel is centrally located on the beach and provides great views of the surfers from the pool and restaurant. When we arrived the bar had a Dj playing VERY loud techno music that was loud enough to be heard in our room, all the way down the beach and in the other hotel restaurants nearby. Apparently, we weren't the...

1Thank dancelessons
Marlton, New Jersey
Reviewed 21 August 2016

My boyfriend and I spent a week at El Sitio... we both loved it! We drove from Panama City which was definitely a trek but well worth it once we arrived! The location was perfect for us. He likes to surf, I like to relax. He was able to walk right out to the break and I could lounge and...

1Thank Jamie L
State of Sao Paulo
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Very rarely seen a place that can combine the casual laid-back style of the surfer world, fantastic lounge beats, and an amazing restaurant on the ocean. This place really has it all. We had a double room ( queen bed and then two separate bunk beds for the kids ) which despite being on the ground floor was fresh, clean...

Thank Dariocello
Chiriqui Province, Panama
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We had a great time last weekend, nice food and great location right at a quiet part of this well known beach. We had new towels (great to see that the management is listening to the reviews of their guests!)Thank you David and all staff!

Thank Lagache-Crabeels

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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in style and comfort while you discover one of Panama’s hidden gems. Surrounded by rolling hills and tropical vegetation, El Sitio Hotel and Restaurant blend into the beautiful bay of Playa Venao. El Sitio is a place where you can choose your own way to unwind. Relax on your balcony in a hammock, have a drink or two at our beach bar, or try your skills on a surf board. You might just find yourself wanting to do all three. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sitio Playa Venao

Address: Playa Venao | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: $140 - $194 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sitio Playa Venao 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Nothig compare the beachfron”
, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor views are better and have bigger balconies”
robertyK3234YK, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother with oceanfront. Quieter at the back, away from the pool”
KathyRMT, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the beach.”
Shlo73, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford the second floor ocean view rooms - go for it - they are the only ones where you have a private deck with ocean view.”
nikkibK688BT, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
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