Peter's place is very simple and understated. There is nothing very 'nice' about it but it was clean and Peter could not have been more helpful.
We stayed in the room with the kitchen which was great, we were there for 4 nights and the kitchen made a big difference. We hired a golf cart which you really need to do. Casa Del Sol is too far from the beach and town to want to walk more than once a day considering the heat. You could go back and forth to Playa Executiva which is a lovely beach, but if you're trying to relax it's not that appealing. The bed was also not great and really needs to be replaced. It was a double which was not great when 1 of us is 6"4, and after 4 nights we both had sore backs. You also can't roll over without the thing sounding like it was falling apart. All of this is fine if it was cheaper, although I think air-con really puts prices up in Panama. As soon as there is air con you will pay for it regardless of room quality.
We were expecting a lot more of Isla Contadora. The island has the feeling of being a little bit past it all and some of the less frequented beaches are terribly polluted. That said, the main beaches are really nice. Punta Galeon had sewerage spilling out over their patio 2 days in a row, and when we sat on their chairs on the beach they asked us for $5 despite their being no one else around. It is also expensive and the shops stock little and poor quality fresh vegetables.
We went on a taxi boat snorkling for 2 hours which was great and I would recommend that. To give you an idea though, this cost $60 for 2 people, in Bocas Del Toro we did a 6 hour snorkling and island tour for $25 for 2 people.
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