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Hotel Bocas del Mar

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Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We have stayed in many hotels throughout Panama, and Bocas del Mar is by far the best! The property itself, overlooking the islands off the coast near Boca Chica, is beautifully landscaped and maintained. Most of the guest rooms are located in individual villas, offering privacy even on the covered patios. There are beautiful views of the water from every...

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

Wow! All the team are very proud to receive your review and we truly appreciate all your comments. It was a pleasure to take care of you during your stay. We aim to provide a personal level of service, while respecting a guest’s privacy. We’re especially glad you enjoyed our modern-style design features, which we hope provide a refreshing, contemporary...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 10 October 2016

I cant say enough good things about this place and the staff. Charley,Miha,Peter and all the staff went above and beyond to make our stay perfect. The hotel is located right on the water in a bay,that is absolutely beautiful. The rooms were modern with all the amenities, beautiful views. We went on 3 excursions which were all excellent, our...

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

We really appreciate your 5 star review, thank you! We’re thrilled that you enjoyed so much about your stay in the hotel and your trips in the surrounding area. We have passed on your comments to all the team. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. The service was above and beyond from the complimentary cocktail on checking in, wonderfully presented tasty food and staff that take care of you who are very friendly and ask about your day. Rooms are beautifully decorated and each hotel room is well spaced out so you feel like you have the place to...

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

Thank you so much for your gracious review. We really value receiving comments from our guests and we’re glad you had such a good time. We’re pleased you enjoyed our hotel guest rooms and gardens, ideal for relaxing in as you say. And that you were able to see the whales while they were visiting in season (mid July -October)....

Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

This hotel is super customer centric. We especially liked to receive tailored activities like whale watching and a ATV tour. Problems are being taken care of rapidly. Definitely recommend to stay at this hotel.

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

Thank you for your great review and motivating comments. We’re glad you enjoyed our trip and activity program so much. Please come again soon! Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

San Jose, California
Reviewed 20 September 2016

We live in Boquete, Panama. Boca Chica is about 1 1/2 hours away. We were going there to celebrate our wedding anniversary so I did a lot of research. I ended up choosing Bocas Del Mar. I am so happy I chose this wonderful hotel. It is a beautiful property with wonderful views of the water and surrounding islands. From...

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

Thank you so much for your very gracious and thorough review of your stay. We’re thrilled that all your research to find the ideal place to spend your anniversary worked for you and that we had the pleasure of hosting you in our small corner of Paradise. We’re pleased you enjoyed your dining experiences and have passed on your praise...

Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We took a day trip down from David, stopped in for a coffee and left well after dark. The team could not have been more accommodating the resort has brand new ATV and we had a 4 hour trip with Miha saw Howler monkeys, birds and ran them along the beach with time for a swim too. Snacks, water towels...

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

We really appreciate you taking the time to describe your ATV off-road tour. It is a new service and is proving very popular with visitors to Boca Chica. We’re glad we were a highlight of your trip and we hope to welcome you again in the future. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Santiago, Chile
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Hotel Bocas del Mar for 3 days and enjoyed every moment. We went on the whale watching tour that they offer from the Hotel abd the day was amazing. We saw whales and dolphines and spent some time on a secluded beach. The food at restuarant was good and the staff and management where excellent. Really excellent service....

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

Thank you so much for your high rating of your stay. Your review motivates us to provide the best possible service to our guests and we are proud to receive your comments. Kind regards. The Hotel Bocas del Mar team.

Washington DC
Reviewed 23 August 2016

We had a great stay at Bocas del Mar. The property is gorgeous and secluded. We took advantage of many things at the hotel including the restaurant, the boat tour, the pools, and the hot tubs that each room had. The service was good and the rooms were clean and comfortable. I would definitely recommend Hotel Bocas del Mar.

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

We appreciate your gracious review, thank you. We are grateful too for your recommendation of our hotel for future guests. We hope to welcome you again. For the information of future guests: All our rooms are spacious with views across the gardens to the sea. Each bathroom has a separate walk-in shower and relaxing bath tub. If you require a...

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

This weekend we stayed 1 night at the suite of hotel Bocas del Mar. We had a great time! People are very friendly and helpfull, very nice ambiance, good service, delicious restaurant very nice room, very clean and we had our private jacuzzi with sea view.. It was a romantic and perfect weekend 😃 Thanks so much!!

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Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and we have passed your comments to all the team. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

Reviewed 13 August 2016

Bocas del Mar is a gem. While many places in Panama struggle with the concept of "hospitality", Bocas del Mar shines with it. The operations staff makes you feel truly welcome, but that friendliness extends to the gardeners and housekeepers that offer a warm greeting when they see you. The rooms are spotless and the entire property is maintained in...

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

Thank you so much for your 5 star review. All the team are thrilled that you are recommending our hotel. To clarify for the benefit of future guests: we do have hot water in all our guest rooms, including the shower, as standard. We have reviewed all our rooms following your comment and reconfirm all are now receiving hot water...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
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: $201 - $333 (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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“anywhere has a view”
 of 5 bubbles NeverdullLeslie, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have an ocean view. The higher the room number, the farther up the hill the room is from the restaurant, pool and common areas.”
  • View from the patio of a private cabana
 of 5 bubbles 535sheilas, 11 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Best views are from casitas higher on the property.”
 of 5 bubbles J4063TYwilliamw, 13 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room near a pool otherwise you will have to walk a bit.”
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“The family suite is awesome for families. Two large rooms connected by a hallway with separate entrances and bathrooms.”
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