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El Sitio Playa Venao
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Playa Venao
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

I rented the lighthouse. It was amazing. 4 story's and rooftop. A/C works ok. Wifi is good. On site bar has very good drinks and very good food. Great place for surfing but the hotel has a trendy vibe (surprisingly).

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We stayed here 4 nights in the Billabong room. Very big room for us (family of 5)
The restaurant is really great! The food is delicious and the service very good! The swimming pool was a lot smaller than on the pictures, but still nice!
We had some surf lessons which were nice.
The kids had fun in the big waves!

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 July 2017

Best hotel in area. All rooms are beachfront. There is an a.amazing pool. The best beach for surfing is in front. The food in the restaurant is excellent. The staff is absolutely the most helpfull staff I have ever encountered anywhere. The owners live nearby and are immaculate with every detail. The owner is very concerned about the guests. They will go out of their way to make sure that you are having a pleasant stay.

Room Tip: Almendra room.
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank Daniel r
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Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

This is our second time staying at this place.
It is very private and perfect for a getaway.
Rooms are clean and cozy. Everything you need is in the room.
Walk out to the beach, swim in a private pool, watch the surfers... just relaxing. One of my favorite places

Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
1  Thank dkmom888
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Reviewed 6 July 2017

The staff was great and the hotel was perfect. The property feels very private, although it is in a very central location. There is also a restaurant on site with great bartenders and a nice seating area to enjoy the ocean. We will certainly return.

Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
1  Thank Libby B
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Reviewed 3 June 2017

I knew I would like El Sitio after visiting the web site and making the reservation, but my wife wasn't sure....until we arrived and saw the beach, and our room, the Almendra Suite. Then she fell in love with the place. Very nice beach style room with A/C, great bed, nice bathroom, but the huge terrace overlooking the pool, beach, and amazing Venao waves made it. You could live on that terrace and never get tired of the view or the sound of the incessant waves. And just overall El Sitio is great, casual, relaxing, super nice staff, and a well-run operation. The restaurant is excellent, and the bar is one of those perfect beach bars you dream of when you go on vacation. Special thanks to Alessandra, a lively, always smiling, bartender who mixes a mean cocktail, and who also works in reception. A pleasure to see that sort of dedicated staff member. And if you love surfing, which most people who visit Venao do, then the hotel has a great surf shop; boards and boogies for sale or rent, and a very nice selection of beach clothing. Want a surf lesson, just sign up.

Room Tip: If the Almendra Suite or one of the other suites with large terraces are available, book it
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank svletas
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Reviewed 24 May 2017

We came to El-sitio witrhout knowing where we are going to. We only looked for a place to stay while surfing in Playa Venau.
El-sitio became the highlight of our vacation. We stayed in El-Sitio 8 full days.
The rooms are beutiful - we stayed in 3 different types of rooms 2 of them located at the ground level and one is located in the second floor . The food - great . The staff - very nice friendly and helpfull.
As I look back at the all the surfing vacationsI have made - I would definately say that in the overall experience - playa venau is the best surf vacation I had. A big part of that feel comes from my stay in El-Sitio.

Room Tip: Would recommend 2nd floor rooms facing the ocean
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  • Stayed: May 2017, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Roy M
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Additional Information about El Sitio Playa Venao

Address: Playa Venao | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Playa Venao
Price Range: $132 - $307 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — El Sitio Playa Venao 3.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Relax in style and comfort while you discover one of Panama’s hidden gems. Surrounded by rolling hills and tropical vegetation, El Sitio Hotel and Restaurant blend into the beautiful bay of Playa Venao. El Sitio is a place where you can choose your own way to unwind. Relax on your balcony in a hammock, have a drink or two at our beach bar, or try your skills on a surf board. You might just find yourself wanting to do all three. ... more   less 
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