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Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge

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The Panoramic Pacific Ocean Island Views are unparalleled and the seclusion within this 1ha ADULT Jungle retreat sublime (unfortunately Babies and Children under the age of 12 cannot be accommodated) . The remodeled property boasts spacious Viewsite suites with Balcony / Patio and en suite Bathroom and fully fitted Walk-in Teak Dressing Rooms. You will find a 43¨/109cm LG Smart LED TV , Satellite
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Boating
Diving
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Walking tours
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Ironing service
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Allergy-free room
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Safe
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Electric kettle
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Afrikaans and 5 more

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Avenida Gone Fishing, Boca Chica 0448 Panama
Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
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Ira O wrote a review Mar 2024
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania6 contributions2 helpful votes
One of the most spectacular views I've seen. Breathtaking. Never gets old. From the terrace and infinity pool you are looking down at an island bejeweled sea in shades of turquoise, green, and blue. Erika and Herbie went out of their way to make us feel welcomed and special. We loved our casita, private, spacious, and comfortable with a really useful microwave and fridge. Breakfast was delicious, generous, and varied. The internet was super and enabled me to work from a remote and beautiful location. A special property.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Many thanks Ira for the great review
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Rosemary Jadoonath wrote a review Feb 2024
Clearwater, Florida3 contributions
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Sitting high atop Boca Chica in the Chiriqui Province of Panama, the view takes your breath away first and foremost. My room was clean, large, spacious, and had all the amenities. The shower view speaks for itself, the water was ultra hot and the water pressure felt like I was bathing under a waterfall (a must in my opinion). The bed? Firm, supportive, and comfortable. This is another crucial must have when fishing 12 hours a day! Hammocks, an infinity pool, huge kitchen and beautiful grounds complete the package.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 8 Feb 2024
Dearest Rosemary, Many thanks for your wonderful review and for your consistent and infectious ebullience - we so enjoyed hosting you. Fondest Regards, HErbie and ErikA❣️
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Rhonda M wrote a review Aug 2023
8 contributions6 helpful votes
Our gracious hosts greeted us personally. We were taken aback immediately by the views. The resort is very beautiful and well maintained. The infinity pool was one of our our favorite places to be. Hummingbirds zoomed by us on the mirador. There were more hummingbirds than I’ve ever seen in one place before. We awoke to birds and howler monkeys. It is a magical place to experience the best of the natural beauty of Boca Chica.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Aug 2023
Dearest Rhonda, We really enjoyed meeting and getting to know both You and Vern - so glad that you were so happy with your stay here with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Kindest Regards, HErbie and ErikA
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Magdalena K wrote a review Apr 2023
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This place is absolutely beautiful. The rooms are clean, the pool area is incredible. We could watch the hummingbirds in the trees and it truly is a place to relax. HErbie was always available via email or whatsapp and organized an island tour for us which was also really nice. Boca chica is a place to relax, there is a nice restaurant just a few steps away so if you look for nature and calm hours at the pool you should spend some nights with Herbie and Erika. Herbie even offered to drive us to our next hotel in boquete (2h drive) for a way cheaper fare than other taxis would have offered which was nice. One thing I want to mention is that I do have to agree with some of the reviews about the very strict vibe that Herbie creates in his home. Maybe they had some bad experiences how other people behaved but we were a bit surprised. There are two big open kitchen and we wanted to cut open a fruit we bought at a shop and appearently we were not supposed to touch the dishes. Since this house is in the middle of nowhere I would have expected this not to be a problem as long as we clean up. Also on our first morning we suggested having breakfast outside (where there are also tables 2 meters away from the kitchen) which was actually denied since the table was already set up inside. If you offer a beautiful view like that I would actually expect some flexibility when it comes to that. What I found actually most disturbing is that in our two days Herbie frequently harshly talked to Erika which gave us a weird feeling when laying in a hammock and listening to them "argue" but maybe it was just a coincidence and bad timing. To summarize: Highly recommend spending some days at the lodge but it would be great if the hosts would be a bit more flexible.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 25 Apr 2023
Hi Magdalena So sorry that it now appears that you did not understand that you did not select a backpackers facility with shared bathrooms and kitchens - which are clearly demarcated as private and that being in the middle of the jungle we do have to take the utmost care against infestations and have strict health and cleanliness restrictions against guests simply using the facilities in this shared home environment - would you be okay with us in your home and just helping ourselves? We clearly state that if you wish to have access to any kitchen items ask and we will assist as we have different sets of suitable plates and cutting boards for this purpose It is disturbing that you were eavesdropping on our personal conversations and had no idea about the context with someone I have known for almost 40 years! I am by nature loud speaking and unashamedly have a Mediterranean temperament and thus very vocal - this was about the same time that Erika's Cousin had been tortured and Uncle had died after a brutal farm attack in South Africa and I was incredibly upset - now that you have had to mention this, in a public space ... is unfortunate We are flexible in so many ways that you cannot even imagine and advise that any prospective guest should decide as to what accommodation type would best suit them - self-catering, bed and breakfast, bungalows or an impersonal HOTEL This is also why we will now totally move away from accepting any direct bookings as the policies and guidelines are clearly stated in the TERMS and CONDITIONS of the booking platforms on which we rely
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Yvonne Anita O wrote a review Apr 2023
Uzwil, Switzerland8 contributions5 helpful votes
A very beautiful lodge with an amazing view, everything is very well maintained and spotless clean. The owners Erika and Herbie are very friendly people and extremely helpful. They prepare fresh breakfast for everyone according to their taste and do it with great pleasure. From the pool you have a fantastic view over the bay and you can watch all kinds of birds. It's quiet, peaceful and very relaxing. But if you're looking for parties, this isn't the right place for you.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 13 Apr 2023
Dearest Yvonne, It was lovely to have you and Pip both stay with us, Thank you so very much for the kind words and "YES!" this is a sanctuary - so no noise from music let alone parties ! Kindest Regards, HErbie and ErikA
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Maria Gabriela V wrote a review Apr 2023
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The view is AMAZING, the rooms are extremely comfortable. This is a great place to relax and relieve all the stress you might have. Erika and Herbie are outstanding hosts and they serve delicious and more than complete breakfast every morning. We will come back next year for sure!
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Apr 2023
Dearest Maria, It was la pleasure to have stay with us, Thank you so very much for the kind words and look forward to your return ! Warmest Regards, HErbie and ErikA
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Derek P wrote a review Mar 2023
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My wife and I stayed at Boca Chica Eco lodge for two nights and thoroughly enjoyed our stay with our host Herbie and Erica. They were very welcoming and ensured we had all the knowledge needed for the area from boat tours which we highly recommend to restaurants in the area. Herbie was very entertaining and kept all guests laughing especially at breakfast time. We would highly recommend staying here and will return in the future.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Mar 2023
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685inky66 wrote a review Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom224 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a very lovely small b&b, with glorious views and the ability to watch birds and monkeys right from your hotel room or one of the terraces. It also has a small and delightful swimming pool perfect for cooling off. Be aware that you need a car, as the owners will tell you. They have created a lovely slice of a remote and tranquil place to relax and as a small B&B you will need to be mobile to get your meals out or go exploring what the area has to offer There is a nice big breakfast to start the day and then you can go to the village for your other meals. There are some beautiful islands to see via water taxis, or tours you can do, and renting a kayak from a neighboring hotel is also a really nice way to spend a day. The hummingbird feeding area is rather lovely and we really did enjoy watching all the wildlife.  Beds are super comfy here, we slept a lot and still enjoyed the monkey and bird wake up calls! We had 5 nights here and were truly able to relax while also finding stuff to do each day. Walking on boca brava (loads of monkeys) snorkelling Bolanos and  kayaking to load beaches were our highlights. 
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Mar 2023
Dearest 685inky66, We are so glad that you had such a wonderful time and much appreciative for the full score rating of 5/5 Kindest Regards, HErbie and ErikA
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ALMYAHOO wrote a review Mar 2023
22 contributions2 helpful votes
On our way from Azuero we changed our plans, headed for Boca Chica and looked for a place to stay. Two establishments turned out to be fully booked. We then tried Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge. One of the guests let us in while another tried to locate HErbie and Erica by phone. Luckily for us they had finished dinner in town and came rushing to check us, unexpected walk-in guests, in. We were welcomed with open arms. Rest assured that we were extremely glad they still had a room left. Yes, we received the "rules sheet" some guests apparently have a huge problem with. We don't, being former hotel owners ourselves. Seeing the beautiful room, on the spot we decided to stay two nights instead of only one. The other guests were amazing and we had wonderful conversations with them. Breakfast was delicious, the setting so cosy and the views breathtaking! We enjoyed every single moment of our stay. We are certainly returning, this time announced! Thank you, HErbie and Erica! L & A
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Responded 13 Mar 2023
Dearest L & A We were delighted to host and meet you both and loved the way that you connected to well with all the other guests Thank You so very much for the wonderful complimentary words for what you discovered here and our doors are always open for you. Warmest Regards, HErbie and ErikA
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Relax544680 wrote a review Mar 2023
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Had a wonderful stay at Boca Chica Eco Bay Lodge. The view from the hotel is absolutely stunning...even better than the photos! Herbie and Erica are very attentive hosts and are very knowledgeable about the area and available tours of the islands etc. The hotel is immaculate and the breakfast is superb (like a full English breakfast) along with Herbie's humor! It is a peaceful unspoiled area and if you are a fan of nature you will love it! I laid in a hammock on the property and watched many humming birds! Incredible! I will most definitely be back for a visit.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Responded 13 Mar 2023
Dearest Relax544680 Many thanks for the glowing review and we look forward to your rapid return ! Kindest Regards, HErbie and ErikA
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Frequently Asked Questions about Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar, La Promesa, and La Costa Boca Chica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Does Boca Chica Bay Eco Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.