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Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge

Avenida Gone Fishing, Boca Chica 0448 Panama
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What you can expect during your stay
  • 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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20-11-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-11-29 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#4 of 6 hotels in Boca Chica
Travellers' Choice
The Panoramic Pacific Ocean Island Views are unparalleled and the seclusion within this 1ha ADULT Jungle retreat sublime (unfortunately Babies and Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated) . The remodeled property boasts spacious Viewsite suites with Balcony / Patio and en suite Bathroom and fully fitted Walk-in Teak Dressing Rooms. You will find a 43¨/109cm LG Smart LED TV , Satellite
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Electric vehicle charging station
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Horseback riding
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Seating area
Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Ocean view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 5 more


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Raoulduplooy wrote a review Jul. 2021
Benoni, South Africa22 contributions4 helpful votes
If you are looking for the best accommodation in Boca Chica Panama. You don't need to look further than Boca Chica eco Lodge. Herbie and Erica are the most wonderful hosts. The accommodation is excellent and food fantastic. The view is something amazing and the sunset with a drink in your hands, while relaxing in the beautiful infinity pool is nothing less than spectacular. I can highly recommend staying here
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Date of stay: July 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: While staying here, definitely do the island tour
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Response from HErbie Ellison, Owner at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Dearest Raoul, Many thanks for your inspiring words - we truly appreciate the recognition and we look forward to your end-of-year return to us. Fondest Regards, HErbie and Erika
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nafanua wrote a review Jan. 2021
Alaska64 contributions49 helpful votes
When we drove through the gates of Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge, we truly were made to feel like we had landed in our new home in Panama. Herbie and Erica have created a most amazing sanctuary of peace and relaxation on Panama’s Pacific coast that is likely to steal your heart as it did ours. We simply loved our too-short time here for several reasons. First off, little did we know that landing into the waiting arms of Herbie and Erica we would be plied with delightfully accommodating attention liken to that of a five star restaurant, them seeing to our every need. This level of care, especially welcome by the weary traveler, which we were was never obtrusive, but ever attentive. No drink ran out before we were offered a new one. This kind service was especially welcome given our thirst in the warm coastal temperatures. The food!!! Out of the chute I want to mention the joy we were afforded indulging in such culinary expertise as Herbie’s. His comestibles fully satisfied with each meal, leaving our interest piqued, wondering what great new flavors would appear at our next meal. Among other treats we had huge cheeseburgers that might have been the best I’ve ever had. The real treat was not your usual grilled onions, always a delicacy on a righteous burger, but Herbie spiced his up with an herb that evaded my identification, but was tantalizing just the same, moving this burger into the realm of the elegant. The Indian curry left me wanting seconds except I was so stuffed I could hold no more. Now please don’t dis my mentioning the excellent pizza as a ho hum offering. Boring or blah it was not. With fresh tuna and peppers , great sauce, and stretchy cheese you’d expect on the finest pizza, we were won over. We are not regularly generous in our assessment of pizza. Rather, we are dyed-in-the-wool pizza snobs, and a mediocre crust gets a thumbs-down even if the rest of the pizza is acceptable. This crispy crust slapped an instant smile on our faces at the first bite, and we were both shaking our heads to the affirmative in unison, reading each others’ mind in wordless agreement that the crust passed our strict test. We were immediately hooked and just kept consuming. But did Herbie quit at one whole pizza? NO, he cooked us TWO pizzas. Of course the first one filled us up, and we had to pass on a second one. The view!!! My sister and I were so refreshed by the view of islands and boats, we relaxed for the first time in our three week Panama trip that was mostly stressful business. The stunning vistas were downright awesome. We wanted to do some of the available island-hopping excursions available, but we were waiting for a phone call that kept us captive at the Lodge. All I can say is it’s a great place to be stuck!. As to our lodging, we stayed in a separate casita which had two beds in the air conditioned and beautifully decorated bedroom. One wall was painted almost in a French style a quaint bookshelf that words don’t do justice. I kick myself for not taking a photo of it. Another couple was there the day we arrived. They had come only planning to spend three days but chose to add another seven days there. My sister and I are birders, and we so enjoyed watching and listening to the parrots, tanagers, oropendolas, crested caracaras, a roadside hawk, a red-legged honeycreeper, a red-crowned woodpecker pecking a hole in a tree to make a nest, black and turkey vultures, and more! There are howler monkeys nearby we heard but didn’t see. The pool!! The days are quite warm at Boca Chica, and the infinity pool not only gave respite from the heat, but from it the islands and afar off boat traffic was a joy to watch from as if from a pool hung in space. Great hosts, great food, great views, great pool, great birds. What’s not to love? We surely would return to partake in Herbie’s fun culinary treats and Erica’s great hospitality and their great senses of humor, but with so much on offer aside from the food and drink, we would return in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
Response from HErbie Ellison, Owner at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
Responded Jan. 26, 2021
Dearest Nafanua Not even the Polynesian Goddess herself could have written more laudatory comments and we cannot even begin to thank you sufficiently for this auspicious review which perchance is our CENTENNIAL ! We were delighted to both meet You and Your charming sister and found our engagements most refreshing Wishing You everything of the best with all your plans and PLEASE don't hesitate to contact us if you require any information whatsoever Your Support Base in Boca Chica PANAMA HErbie and Erika
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John and Liz Perry wrote a review Jan. 2021
Santa Barbara, California1 contribution
Breathtaking views from anywhere on the property, not to mention the sounds of the jungle! Monkeys, parrots and too many species of birds to mention. We had initially planned our stay for several days, after receiving such a warm and friendly welcoming ended up staying an extra week. HERBIE AND ERIKA ARE ABSOLUTELY AMAZING HOSTS, not to mention the amazing meals prepared and served each day. Their knowledge of the area for things to do and see or to just relax and lounge at their beautiful island view tropical/jungle lodge from either terraces or beautiful infinity pool. BREATHTAKING and can't wait to go back.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Room Tip: All the rooms have great views
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Response from HErbie Ellison, Owner at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
Responded Jan. 20, 2021
Dearest WTS7706 What a refreshing experience it was for us to meet a couple as wonderful as yourselves We truly appreciate your description of what is available here at the Eco Lodge and the staff were most appreciative of your generosity Your rapid return is eagerly awaited Warmest Regards and Many Thanks for the glowing words, HErbie and Erika
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Viva wrote a review Dec. 2020
Monmouth, United Kingdom36 contributions7 helpful votes
Beautiful location atop a hill overlooking the fabulous Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park. Stunning views of islands and ocean. There’s a great infinity pool, tastefully decorated, sparkling clean rooms with either balcony or terrace views. The nearest mainland beach is Playa Hermosa, a 20 minute drive to a pretty, wide, shallow bay, not so much for swimming, but good for walking and beach-combing. Other beaches are a bit further and may require 4WD. The beaches to see are on island tours or take your own private water taxi and luxuriate in some of the most beautiful white sand beach, uninhabited islands you can find anywhere. The hosts are very professional, gracious and helpful. Breakfast includes eggs cooked to order and big bowls of tropical fruits, as well as cereals, etc. Thank you Herbie and Erika, it was a wonderful visit!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
1 Helpful vote
Response from HErbie Ellison, Owner at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
Responded Dec. 3, 2020
Dearest Polegater, Many thanks for the wonderful informative description of the area and for the words of praise which are truly appreciated We look forward to your rapid return Warmest Regards and Many Thanks, HErbie and Erika
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OnAir611273 wrote a review Oct. 2020
1 contribution
Herbie and Erika are the most attentive and nice hosts! they made us feel very safe at their lodge, even cooked for us some wonderful dinners as most restaurants around were closed due to post 7 pm lockdowns. the views from the lodge are phenomenal, a wonderful infinity pool over the bay makes you relax and Zen in minutes! and these Howler Monkeys are really something to discover...
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from HErbie Ellison, Owner at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
Responded Oct. 27, 2020
Dear OnAir611273 Meeting and hosting you and your spouse was so enjoyable for us We would like to extend our sincere appreciation to you, for your kindest words of praise It was so wonderful that the Howler Monkeys provided you with their various performances and that you enjoyed the setting so much Warmest Regards and Many Thanks HErbie and Erika
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar, La Promesa, and Restaurante Roxys Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.