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Hotel Bocas del Mar

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 26 March 2016

Stayed here for 5 nights initially in a detached apartment. but loved it so much we added on another 3 nights. Apartment was pristine, bedding and furnishings 5 star quality. Peter the manager we dealt with went out of his way to be helpful and accommodating. Incredible views over the gulf of Chiriqui-highly recommend the Mangrove evening sunset tour. also...

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

We really appreciate your 5 star review and your recommendation to other members of TripAdvisor. Thank you. We’re also thrilled you enjoyed our wide range of activity options in the area to take advantage of your stay. We aim for everyone to have the most enjoyable stay possible and have shared your comments with the team for the benefit of...

London, UK
Reviewed 20 March 2016

Ideal place to chill out. Quiet and peaceful location with great views of the Gulf of Chiriquí (from the rooms and the Infinity pool), excellent food and friendly service. Room was very comfortable and the overall resort is beautifully kept. Would recommend taking one of the boat trips to the islands in the Gulf. We took a half-day trip with...

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

Thank you so much for your through and gracious review. We are grateful for all your comments, which have been shared with the team, and your recommendation of our hotel to future guests. We’re thrilled you enjoyed our guest rooms and trips out to the Gulf of Chiriqui islands. We hope to be able to welcome you again. With kind...

Pedasi, Panama
Reviewed 20 March 2016 via mobile

Hotel bocas del mar is really a joy to stay at. The feeling of luxury together with feeling at home. The views are amazing. The rooms are modern, bright, clean and comforable. All you can wish for is there. The hotel is really made by the wonderful staff. The 2 things we didn't enjoy so much was the food. We...

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

We really appreciate your 5 star review of your stay and your recommendation to other TripAdvisor users. It was a pleasure to take care of you - all the team works as hard as possible to make a guest's time with us as enjoyable as possible. We aim to offer excellent value for money for guests, given our exceptional waterside...

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 6 March 2016

We recently spent 3 days here & had a wonderful stay. The property has a beautiful location, with all rooms facing the water. The staff goes out of their way to help out, whether it's a meal request, or general question. A special thanks to all who work there.

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

Thank you for your gracious review. All the team work hard to ensure guests have the most comfortable stay possible and it is rewarding for us to receive your comments. Please do visit us again soon! Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

My wife and I spent four nights and had a great time. Take the 4 hour snorkeling trip to various islands. It's totally cool. $70 a person and $8.5 if you want them to pack a lunch (samwitch, chips and a soda). The rooms are ultra modern shower separate from the big bath tub.

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

We really appreciate receiving your feedback and 5 star review, thank you! We’re thrilled you enjoyed our ‘discovery’ boat trip during your stay – it is a firm favorite with guests and one of many activity options we offer in the area. With kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Koog aan de Zaan, The Netherlands
Reviewed 4 March 2016

Small hotel with beatiful rooms. Pleasant attention of the friendly staff to the clients. Good restaurant with enough choice and good possibilities for excursion into the Golf of Chiriqui marine national park.

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

Thank you for your kind review of your stay. We’re delighted that you had such a good time and enjoyed both our restaurant and excursion choice – we aim to provide something for everyone in a beautiful natural setting. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Dartmouth, Canada
Reviewed 28 February 2016

Magical! is the first word that comes to mind to describe Hotel Bocas del Mar, along with the wonderful location, the super friendly & efficient staff and the excellent bar & restaurant. No wonder they won Trip Advisor's Award for the best service in Panama. We spent a month in one of the villas and each morning we would take...

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

On behalf of all the team that took care of you during your extended stay, we would like to thank you sincerely for choosing our lodgings for your Panama experience and for your gracious words on TripAdvisor. It was thrilling that you were able to take full advantage of our relaxing, natural environment, but also to participate in our activity...

Regina, Canada
Reviewed 26 February 2016

We spend 6 nights at Boca del Mar: The rooms are big, well decorated and clean. Friendly and accommodating staff. This resort is built on the hillside. The main areas are easily accessible but certain leisure areas can only be reached by stairs, lots of stairs. So if you have mobility issues, keep that in mind. You get a very...

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

Thank you for your review and choosing our hotel. It was a pleasure to welcome you to our small corner of Paradise. We’re glad you had a good time and we have shared your comments and feedback with the team. We do currently offer changing daily specials with dinner and, for different dining experiences, there are a few other establishments...

Madison, Wisconsin
Reviewed 23 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 23 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...

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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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  • Free Parking
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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: $180 - $349 (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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