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Hotel Bocas Del Mar

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#3 of 6 hotels in Boca Chica
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2023 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Hotel Bocas Del Mar, in Boca Chica, is a boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged oceanside location on the mainland, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. In 2022 we were Top Hotel in Panama in the Travelers' Choice 'Best of the Best' awards for Central America. Our focus is on a friendly, warm welcome and attention to detail. We have large contemporary-style guest bungalows that are set in tropical gardens right alongside the glistening blue water of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you! There's a good-quality restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. We have our own dock to head to local beaches via water taxi or excursion boat - we are opposite the beautiful islands of the Gulf of Chiriqui and have a full ocean and land trip program. Just 45 minutes by car from David city (towards Panama City) and 90 minutes from Boquete.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Canoeing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Shuttle bus service
Couples massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Massage
Neck massage
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Harbour View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Dutch
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MarkT-G001 wrote a review 6 Apr
Houston, Texas34 contributions26 helpful votes
Having visited this great location two years ago I was so excited to be returning for a relaxing great value stay at one of my favorite places. Sadly it didn’t turn out that way. Service was awful the entire week and the food was pretty mediocre compared to my last visit. Value for money was none existent as prices had skyrocketed and they seemed to want to charge for absolutely everything top dollar. Our final night we provided the restaurant with a significant amount of freshly caught Tuna. Some of the belly (around 2 kilos) we specifically asked to be prepared for sashimi and the rest (around 3-4 kilos) we asked for the chef to prepare a couple of dishes of his choosing. Well we had some sashimi (no wasabi to be seen) that was around 0.25 kilos and asking for more we were told initially that the remaining belly was not suitable for sashimi. I called BS as I regularly prepare my own fresh tuna belly sashimi but they were adamant. Then we were Presented with a mock poke - dry And with odd ingredients and nothing like the sesame oil and freshness that is normal in the dish - so that was disappointing and finally the piece de resistance a main prepared and cooked so badly that 50% was inedible being so ridiculously overcooked. I spoke to the manager to gently express our disappointment and there was every excuse put forward but no responsibility taken. Then the bill was presented and yes there was a charge for the inedible food. Manager (Ignatius) and I had words. He was frankly awful refusing to take any accountability for the dreadful state of the food and actually telling us that others were served the same ( presumably ours) with no complaints. That was my final straw. I explained in no uncertain terms that despite what other diners were prepared to put up with I could not and would not accept that any part of the dish or our treatment was acceptable. I explained that my son is a chef and he would rather commit harakiri than ever allow that sort of awfully prepared food leave his pass. As if the food wasn’t enough, the pool is in sad need of a major overhaul and the rooms, whilst pleasant are looking a little tired. I feel both sad and ripped off and unless something changes we won’t be back. Such a shame.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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All the team aims for every guest to have the best experience possible at Hotel Bocas del Mar and that commitment is as important to us now as it has always been. We are especially sad to receive your comments therefore. We value all feedback, however we regret we could not do more to satisfy you further on this visit. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar
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Dorothy L wrote a review 5 Apr
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My family and I had a wonderful stay at Hotel Bocas Del Mar. The location is absolutely stunning, the resort was beautiful and the guest house we stayed in was clean and comfortable. The service was excellent and the food at the restaurant was delicious. The highlight of our stay was probably the island hopping tour. My children absolutely loved snorkeling, going to the beach and seeing the dolphins. They were also big fans of the pool. I cannot recommend it highly enough to anyone who is looking for a relaxing getaway. Thank you to all the staff for all your hard work and making our stay so amazing! We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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We really appreciate your five-star review of your stay, which fills us with pride, and that you enjoyed so many elements of your time with us. It was a pleasure to take care of you and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Mandy Z wrote a review Feb 2024
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We enjoyed our time at Bocas Del Mar very much. We recommend the boat trips they offer; both the beach day trip and the bird watching sunset trip. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the personalized service, as well as the limited number of guests on the property even during a very busy time of year in Panama.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
All the team thanks you for your gracious review. It was a pleasure to welcome you and we are thrilled you enjoyed your stay so much. We aim to provide just the right amount of personalized service while maintaining our guests' privacy. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar
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Freedom703771 wrote a review Feb 2024
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Everything about this place is "Top Notch" We had a great day fishing with Captain Johnny and First Mate Owen. We caught all sorts of fish. I would go back in a heartbeat! We brought on board Mahi, grouper, tuna, something called a Rainbow Runner ??? There were 5 of us and there was plenty of room on the boat.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
We appreciate your five-star review of your stay. Sport Fishing is one of the many activity options for people of all ages and interests that we offer at Bocas del Mar. We hope to welcome you again. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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David H wrote a review Feb 2024
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The grounds are beautiful, the rooms spacious and comfortable, the food excellent and the staff friendly and accommodating. Plenty of activities are available to fill the day: kayaking, sunset cruises and snorkeling adventures. Or you can just stay on the grounds lazing around the pool, swinging in a hammock by the dock or hiking up to see the parrot sanctuary. We had a great stay and were very sorry to leave. We are already making plans to return.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
Thank you so much for your review of your stay. We are pleased that you took advantage of so much on offer. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Tom V wrote a review Feb 2024
Wenatchee, Washington13 contributions
It is a beautiful and well maintained resort overlooking the bay. The staff is some of the best I have ever encountered in traveling to many countries. I didn't have to give my room number - they made a point of recognizing each guest. The unit was large and very comfortable with a full kitchen, excellent AC and a great deal of privacy. Howler monkeys could be heard when walking outside sometimes during the early morning or briefly in the evening, lending to the sensation of being close to Nature. The resort has also rescued some parrots and toucans which are kept a short walk from the main facilities and overlooking a fantastic view of the bay. Overall, it was the most relaxing experience of my visit to Panama for two weeks. I would gratefully return to Bocas del Mar for another visit.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
Wow! It is great to receive your feedback of your stay and thank you for sharing it with other users of TripAdvisor. Everyone works hard to ensure our guests have the best stay possible. Our spectacular natural setting is a big attraction as you say. We hope that you will be able to visit us again soon. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar
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Monika L wrote a review Jan 2024
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We only went to the restaurant but it was great! Fresh and nicely seasoned food. Great views from the restaurant and very friendly waiters. Special thanks to Edgar for being super kind and helpful with getting us a water taxi after dark. Beautiful sunset was a plus too!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
We are thrilled you had a good time dining in our restaurant and hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Jeff S wrote a review Jan 2024
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Stayed 3 nights at the hotel for my son’s 21st birthday adventure trip. We chartered a fishing boat that used their dock. An outstanding experience. Great hotel, great people, great restaurant and great value. Will definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
It is awesome to receive your five-star review. We are glad that we made for a memorable stay for your son’s birthday trip. All the team works as hard as they can to make guests’ experiences as enjoyable as possible and we are thrilled to read your comments. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar
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George Roberts wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York5 contributions
Without a doubt one of the best hotels in Panama. Great value for the price. excellent service. The facilities are very cozy and the beds are very comfortable. the staff very friendly. the manager very friendly. Without a doubt a hotel to repeat as a couple.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Just enjoy the pool and the excelent restaurant there.
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Thank you for your review of your stay and for sharing your comments with other users of TripAdvisor. We appreciate it very much. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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tracy g wrote a review Jan 2024
United States4 contributions1 helpful vote
This was our first time in Boca Chica, although we've been to Panama before. We will definitely be back and will stay here at Bocas Del Mar again. It was everything it promised and then some. Great rooms, fabulous food and cocktails, wonderful staff, and fun excursions.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 25 Feb 2024
All the team are delighted to receive your review. Thank you for your comments and we hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Bocas Del Mar
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar, La Promesa, and La Costa Boca Chica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a yoga room during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Dutch.
Does Hotel Bocas Del Mar have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Hotel Bocas Del Mar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.