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Caguas, Puerto Rico
Reviewed 31 October 2011

An unforgettable vacation! We go to a 3-day vacation in the Colon Island, which is the biggest island in Bocas del Toro. Excellent customer service. Great staff, very attentive. They have a complete continental breakfast, and free transportation from and to the airport. You can see the planes landing and departing from the rooms (don't be worried about the sound)....

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Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Reviewed 30 October 2011

We are in our late 50's, and looked at hotels in town. All of the waterfront hotels sat on stilts over pretty dirty water. They were definitely funky and ran around $150 a night for waterfront views. Playa Tortuga doesn't have the "funk" of the little places in town but we felt it was a much better value, at the...

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toronto, ontario
Reviewed 30 October 2011

My husband and another couple stayed at this Resort in Sept. We picked the perfect week. It was nice and peaceful along with its beauty. The guys went fishing, and us girls just hung out in town, where its is very safe. Iveth at the front desk was great, which always makes a person want to return to this property...

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1Thank Patricia K
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 20 September 2011

Hotel Playa Tortuga (Bocas del Toro): Yes! We loved La Playa! I wasn't sure after landing in Bocas, but then we saw La Playa Tortuga. Very hospitable, convenient, the free shuttle into town is awesome. Taxi's are also pretty frequent and can take you there to town or vice versa for 2.50/person. The pool is great, and the free breakfast...

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 30 August 2011

My husband & I had no reservations, we took a water taxi to the hotel & lucked out with availability. We negotiated a great rate & decided to stay one night. The views were amazing & unfortunately the bar/restaurant on the dock was closed for repairs while we were there. It was nice to stay at a hotel with a...

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Reviewed 19 August 2011

I stayed there for a week with my girlfriend while we accessed the many tours and activities in the area. It is a beautiful property with stunning ocean views and a picturesque pool. We found an afternoon at the pool to be relaxing after a morning of sightseeing and activities. My only complaint about the pool would be the poolside...

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1Thank Surfndiver
New York City, New York
Reviewed 9 August 2011

I loved Playa Tortuga, however, and most importantly my girlfriend loved it. A lot of times you see pictures and it is not what you expected. In this case the pictures do not do the hotel justice. The setting of the hotel is very very beautiful with a breathtaking view of the ocean and the pool contrast with the sea...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 2 August 2011

We were a party of 6 who ended up at Playa Tortuga at the last moment due to finding ourselve booked at another hotel that was awful! The Tortuga staff worked with us to give us some great rates and helped us to get our money back from the other place. The office staff went above and beyond to help...

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 July 2011

A nice place. I loved the pool area with the lounge chairs in the water. The rooms are wonderful. The breakfast was was disappointing.

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Alajuela
Reviewed 12 July 2011

I enjoyed my brief stay in Bocas del Toro, and am very impressed with the beautiful waterfront vistas and tropical paradisaic settings, where Playa Tortuga Hotel is excellently located. For this reason I want to express my disappointment in the way the Hotel is handling it's sewage discharge effluent into the sea where the guests come in from their kayak...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tropical Caribbean Beach Resort on the crystal clear waters of Bocas del Toro, Panama.Playa Tortuga offers 117 stylish room accommodations, each with a balcony and spectacular ocean view. Guests may choose from standard rooms, junior suites and large grand suites, all offering a contemporary décor, modern amenities and a soothing tropical atmosphere.Relax in the hotel’s sea view pool, or sunbathe in our water mirrors while enjoying your favorite beverage from the nearby bar area. Little ones will enjoy the children’s pool. Other modern and convenient amenities include free WIFI and a state of the art Fitness Center featuring a private massage area. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort

Address: Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon
Price Range: $153 - $208 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 117
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Also Known As:
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Isla Colon
Playa Tortuga Hotel And Beach Resort
Playa Tortuga Resort Beach
Playa Tortuga Hotel & Beach Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Isla Colon
#3 Top resorts Hotel in Isla Colon
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