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Panama City, Pma.
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 October 2008

We just returned from a 4 day get away at the lovely Dona Mara. The staff was very friendly and welcoming.. the managers..the sweetest couple who were ready with suggestions to enhance our stay. The rooms were clean, up to date with hot showers, cable TV and AC's. The beach is truely at your door step with brown pelican's dive... More 

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San Francisco
1 review
Reviewed 15 September 2008

I just returned from a week long stay at Dona Mara and it was ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! I couldn't have asked for more! The staff was extremely friendly, helpful and fun. They really helped to make my stay PERFECT! The location is ALSO absolutely stunning! It's one of the few hotels directly on the beach. And, being a one minute water... More 

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bocasonelove, manager at Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much, Customers like you make our efforts worthwhile. More 

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6 reviews
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Reviewed 7 September 2008

I wasn't sure what I was expecting at Hotel Dona Mara, but it was not this beautiful little spot right on the water! We got dropped off by water taxi at Dona Mara's dock and rolled our suitcases to the hotel. A guy was there to help us with luggage--we declined his offer, but we were happy to have received... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 6 September 2008

We stayed in Bocas Town for three days at Lula's before moving out to the Dona Mara. It's a perfectly decent hotel, but don't go expecting an island resort. Biting bugs abound EVERYWHERE on Isla Carnero... it's basically impossible to be outside after dusk (which happens around 5:30pm) or in the morning. On the other hand, we loved taking the... More 

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New Haven CT USA
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Reviewed 30 August 2008

Simple accomodations but extremely clean, very good a/c, the best food on the island, a young couple who Louis and Penny who make the stay as enjoyable, and comfortable as possible. I highly recommend this hotel to those who want a great location, friendly service, and a quiet relaxing place to just forget about all the demands of life.

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Ventura, California
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Reviewed 18 July 2008

We had done some research on hotels in Bocas and could not decide where we wanted to stay so after arriving we talked to one of the several tour guides at the airport and he suggested a hotel on the island of Carenero. A short three minute taxi ride from the town of Bocas separated us from a busy town... More 

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Tilaran, Costa Rica
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Reviewed 18 December 2007

On our first trip to Bocas del Toro, we decided to wing it with no reservations at any hotels. Our first night we stayed in Bocas at LuLu's B&B. A delightful place. We went for dinner at Buena Vista and noticed an ad in the menu for Dona Mara. We took a quick trip over to the place after dinner.... More 

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Minneapolis, MN, USA
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Reviewed 17 December 2007

My wife & I and another couple stayed at the Dona Mara and had a great time. We arranged an airport pickup and they were there to meet us. At first glance, your reaction might be "Oh No!! What did I get myself into!" But, the rooms are comfortable, the A/C is nice for those hot days, and the staff... More 

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Costta Rica, Heredia
2 reviews
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Reviewed 13 August 2007

I was with a group of 6 American Students. We were there for 4 nights and 5 days. Good Service, maid comes every day. The Hotel crew organize for us, any thing we need, tours, special needs, extra activities, coolers, etc. Food was delicious, the service was a little slow, but worth it. I own a outdoor education company in... More 

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Reviewed 5 June 2007

we are a group from 20 to 80 yrs. old. we met Michael at the airport, he was helping folks get their luggage, taxi,etc. we went to hotel referred to us by trip advisor & was disappointed-NO BEACH!! & rooms facing road. Michael took us to DONA MARA via water taxi & we LOVED the hotel. ocean front rooms, great... More 

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  • Beachfront
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located on breathtaking, tranquil Carenero Island, our hotel is one of very few with rooms right on the beach. Our location is perfect, less than two minutes from Bocas Town, with its shops, restaurants, and nightlife. However, we're just far enough away to enjoy peace and quiet. Our bed & breakfast & restaurant provide comfort, tranquility, and a swimming beach without sacrificing easy access to/from Isla Colon. Taste the local flavor at our beachside restaurant. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast

Address: Isla Carenero, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: $67 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Hotel Dona Mara Bocas Town
Hotel Dona Mara Bed And Breakfast
Hotel Dona Mara Bed & Breakfast Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town
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