We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this apartment and the service provided by the owner enhanced the experience. Gustavo’s airport transfer offer was actually the reason we chose this property initially as Panama City was foreign to us and our Spanish is horrible! We are so glad we took up the option as Gustavo took responsibility for collecting us and returning us to the airport for our onward flight. His English is perfect as is his communication generally. He checked on us by email during our visit and suggested a local guide Dan Taylor Figueroa for sightseeing. Dan is a super guy and quickly worked out what we would enjoy seeing. We actually spent both days with him as his rates were reasonable and his English perfect. Thanks guys, you both made a real difference to our short visit to this surprisingly sophisticated city.
We entered into negotiations on this apartment six months ago - all along, Gustavo was in touch with us - asking questions; confirming itinerary;
Gustavo picked us up at the airport; took us to the grocery store; and made sure we were all settled in. The apartment is close to everything in the downtown core; the apartment is well equipped (coffee machine, 2 tvs, toaster, fridge, stove, washer/dryer, wifi); the building is very secure (which is great!).
Another good thing - is this apartment is a very short distance from the airport!
We enjoyed our stay at the apartment. It was perfect for our two week stay - if we go back, we would definitely be in touch with Gustavo to arrange times.
Gustavo provided us with ideas for visiting (touring), the mall, restaurants and beaches. It was great to have all this information provided - certainly helped us plan our two weeks.
Another huge bonus for us - was Gustavo arranged for us to meet up with a guide in the area, Dan - what a great guide Dan is; speaks excellent english; knows the area very well; and is very easy going - if you are going and need an excellent guide, please private message me, and I would be happy to pass along his information.
We stayed for one week. The apartment’s close proximity to restaurants, grocery store, rental car offices, church and shopping centers makes it a perfect place to stay. Mr. Gustavo picks up his guests from the airport and drops them off as well. He also recommends a very nice and knowledgeable tour guide/driver. Indeed, it was an amazing vacation for us.
I spent just over one week of stay and I will travel to this place again and again. I tip my hat of to Mr. Custov a job well done.
Panama City is a big place. That is why you need a nice place to stay. And you need a great host to help you understand the city itself. Look no further. Gustavo is not only a great host -- going the extra 9 yards to make you feel at home and immediately aware of how to navigate the city, but his apartment is wonderful. Great location, clean, safe and with all the amenities you would need to really enjoy your stay. When I go back to Panama or recommend a place to stay for friends planning a visit, this is the one I will return to or suggest. You will not be disappointed. And by the way, Gustavo will meet you at the airport and drop you off. That was a major help to us! I would suggest you do the same.
We enjoyed a week in Panama at the Bella Vista garden. The apartment had good wifi, a terrace, a well supplied kitchen, a clothes washer that proved invaluable, and a decent location. Also, the building had a small pool that we used. The owner, Gustavo, was helpful and pleasant. Our only complaint was that cabinet handles and some pots and pans in the kitchen were sticky when we arrived. We choose to believe that this was a one time lapse.
Thank you Gustavo for getting us back to the airport with plenty of time, as I requested.
This is a great alternative to staying in a small overpriced hotel in Panama City. The apartment is walking distance to grocery stores, bars, restaurants, casinos and nightlife. Nice and bright apartment with a full kitchen and laundry machines right in the apartment. Had a great stay there. Will return when I go back to Panama.