Hotel Boca Brava Paradise

Hotel Boca Brava Paradise

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4.5
#2 of 2 hotels in Isla Boca Brava
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
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1317/5000 The house is situated on a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The blue infinity pool invites you to swim and the grounds are beautifully designed and maintained. The boutique hotel and outbuildings are decorated in a rustic style and are beautifully designed.A private beach area, an outdoor pool, BBQ facilities, a garden and a terrace. Wi-Fi is free. All rooms feature a seating area, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries and a shower. Some units have a dining area and / or balcony. The daily breakfast offers continental and vegetarian options. We try to grow or produce the food we offer ourselves. Permaculture and ecologically sustainable cultivation. There is a shared lounge at the property. You can snorkel and hike nearby. The nearest airport is Enrique Malek International Airport, 66 km from the property. For stays of at least 3 days, the boat transfer from Boca Chica is included in the price. On request, we also organize excursions to observe birds, whales, monkeys or horseback riding tours. Take private boat trips to an uninhabited island or kayak tours.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Books, DVDs, music for children
Children's television networks
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Indoor play area for children
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Massage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Private beach
Desk
Housekeeping
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Ocean view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Luxury
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, German

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Isla Boca Brava, Isla Boca Brava 0448 Panama
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Pedro B wrote a review Apr 2022
Panama City, Panama11 contributions1 helpful vote
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There are three key factors that made our stay here, possibly, the best experience in Panamá, but there are some things that YOU HAVE to consider. So, without further ado, let me explain.

Key factor 1: location. We’ve been living in this beautify country for over 6 years now, and I think we really like to take the time and explore the most of the country, to know the good, the bad, the expensive and the best bang for the buck. Saying this, leaving bocas del toro out, I’m sure there’s no better beach experience in this country than this place. Period. The most blue turquoise’s beaches I’ve seen in the pacific sea, white, soft sand, and a nice balance in tourist infrastructure, meaning, not the huge resorts with their dumb tourism, but neither the lack of any infrastructure at all.
Key factor 2: the house. Omg there’s not enough things to say about the house here. Big but just a few rooms, incredible patio with a big beautiful tree with lots of birds nest and monkeys howling around. Sometimes It feels like a zoo! But no, because they’re free to move wherever they want. Beautiful furniture doing a perfect match with the nature.
Key factor 3: the owners. Mike, Katja and their amazing kids give the final touch to the whole experience. It’s like you’re invited to this beautiful family in this magical place and they makes you feel like one of them! (Tearing apart the wrong preconception of the German people and they’re temper)
Mike cannot be more helpful and really committed to you having the best experience posible (with German efficiency hahahaha)
His wife is a sweet women that is always ready with the food and the services inside the house.

At the beginning of this long review I said there’re some things to consider, because I’ve been reading some reviews, and now that I’ve been there, I know why happens. Let me explain.
This house is in an island in front of the “boca chica” town. This town is a really small one, with less than 500 habitants. What I’m trying to say is that you’ve to be sure to get to the town (5 hours from Panamá city) at “working hours” 8 am - 7 pm aprox and make and coordinate with mike so he can guide you in what is the best hour for you to arrive. Obviously, if you doesn’t tell anyone you’re going to the hotel, arrive at 10 pm to the town and you call mike to say you’re there without any previous notice, things are not gonna work. If you keep a good communication, there will be no issues!!!

PS: all photos are made by me and cannot be used anywhere else without my permission.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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T_travel wrote a review Mar 2020
Fort Collins, Colorado5 contributions2 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Hotel Boca Brava for 3 days in mid-February & it exceeded our expectations. When booking we were a bit leery about leaving our car behind & taking a little boat to a small island where we'd be stranded for 3 days but the staff has the logistics well in hand. The hotel & grounds are immaculate, food is great & the views are amazing. Sitting on the balcony reading a book with something cool to sip on relishing a breeze is a great way to unwind. Kayak, snorkel or trek the island to watch the Howler monkey's. If you're after a place a bit isolated that still offers excellent creature comforts Boca Brava Paradise might be for you.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Julie G wrote a review Dec 2022
Bonnac, France92 contributions70 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After landing on Boca Bravo on the small boat from Boca Chica and a rather precarious slipway up into the trees (not recommended for people with mobility issues) we were met by the owner's son who drove us up to the property. The view here is amazing. We love it. The open veranda dominates the surrounding islands which offer a protected Pacific ocean view. The finca has lush vegetation such as mango, banana, papaya trees. The birds are a feature and we felt as if we were invited into their space. We enjoyed the sunrise to sunset over the islands and water views. The rooms are quite quaint, rather old stylish, but quite comfortable. I would opt for the large one next time which has a part of the large balcony. The rooms we saw have wonderful views and air-conditioning. We enjoyed the meals here, although the vegetarian option was not very creative, the fish dishes that my friends had were very fresh and tasty. We took the evening mangrove and dolphin boat trip which we loved. The family owners here made sure we had everything we needed and lunch with the fresh natural lemonade was a treat. Beautiful fruit, coffee, eggs and breads for breakfast was also wonderful, all served in the large veranda with the unforgettable view. There are several places to relax, chat, meet others and really feel like you've landed in Paradise. The pool was cooling and welcome and a great spot to watch the spectacular sunset. I highly recommend this stay for at least 3 nights.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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SagehenTraveler wrote a review Feb 2022
Oakland, California15 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We’ve been staying down the road at an Airbnb with our 3 children (7,5, 8 months) on Boca Brava and absolutely adore this island. White sand beaches a shirt boat ride away, howler monkeys in the trees, prestine beaches…almost makes me want to find a property here! Our host’s recommendation was to not miss their sunset dinner and so I had a sneak peak of the hotel on a morning run which convinced us we had to have a sunset dinner at Boca Brava Paradise. We are so lucky we did! The hosts, a German family, are incredibly kind and gracious, even picking us up and dropping us off at our Airbnb nearby. The fresh caught live lobster was amazing and the sunset view couldn’t be beat. When we arrived, there were a handful of quiet guests on a well shaded open air deck, very well decorated and stylish but extremely comfortable at the same time. Drinks were easily accessible and kids could enjoy a large well cared for area overlooking the bay with grass, a trampoline, etc. after pandemic, you wonder why you should travel - experiences like Boca Brava Paradise are THE reason to travel - warm connections, new experiences, delicious food! It just had that feeling of family, warmth, connection, and good vibes. We can’t wait to return for our last night in Panama after 2+ weeks!
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Kent world traveller wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Paradise is the correct word for this wonderful hotel and location. A secret hideaway run by charming hosts and lovely staff.
The food is plentiful and well prepared and you will be seduced into wine on the veranda overlooking a blue sea and many uninhabited islands. Take the snorkel trip to islands in the distance, it is a great day out.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brad wrote a review Jun 2022
Vernon, Canada10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Was booked to stay at this hotel for 2 nights in 2 rooms. Visited 3 days prior to our stay with a real estate agent as we were interested a number of properties in the area. The ferry to the island was broke down so had to take a rickety old boat across to the island. The horse stalls as you enter the property are in shambles. The chicken coop smelled to high heaven from 30 ft away. The owners rooms were a mess and smelled of urine. An underfed cat and dog were harassing us the whole time on site. The one bedroom we were supposed to stay had the sink sitting on the bed. It was so bad we refused to go back to the property despite the owners denying us any refund. Beware.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: I would ask for a refund policy if you dare book
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Bond M wrote a review Jan 2021
Boquete, Panama8 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are looking for an intimate, breathtakingly beautiful spot to get away and just breathe for a few days, this is the place. We spent three lovely days in a beautiful home that is now a boutique hotel. The family that runs the hotel prepared delicious meals and it was very relaxing not to have to go anywhere. With a pool and the beach nearby, delightful water options were abundant. We highly recommend a few days of beauty and tranquility here. We promise you will leave feeling very satisfied.
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Date of stay: December 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Clarastockholm wrote a review Jan 2023
Stockholm, Sweden20 contributions5 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This is not a resort or a hotel, that is important to know. It is very much an “at home”/Aitbnb type of stay. You are living in someones (beautiful) home, with their family up close. Gorgeous surroundings, truly spectacular views and Katja is super nice and very helpful in booking tours etc.
There is no access to the ocean, only a pool, the pool is ok but small. To get to a beach/ocean access you have to walk 30 minutes or be driven (which Katja or her husband happily does if you ask). Food was good but selection limited. Interaction with fellow guests can be hard to avoid as you are all stuck in the same place…
For me it did not quite match my expectations compared to what we paid - and their policy that you are not allowed to bringing your own snacks to the island is frankly ridiculous.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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robbie_pali wrote a review Apr 2023
Bern39 contributions7 helpful votes
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent place to relax! Fully recommend. Very kind hosts.

Very nice hosts who try to fulfill every wish. They also arrange tours around the island including horseback riding.

Once again, if you are looking for peace and relaxation, this is the place for you.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Emi wrote a review Jan 2020
30 contributions49 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
While in Boca Brava we visited this place. It is in a stunning location, beautifully manicured gardens and well cared property. We only went for lunch but were greeted with courtesy and prompt service. The food was delicious and nicely presented. The dining/lounge areas are very tastefully decorated, with a wonderful view and character. The surroundings are very pleasantly rural and pristine . Really worth a visit.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Brad wrote a tip Jun 2022
Vernon, Canada10 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"I would ask for a refund policy if you dare book"
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PRICE RANGE
HK$422 - HK$437 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
PanamaChiriqui ProvinceIsla Boca Brava
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Boca Brava Paradise
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and an outdoor dining area during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Yes, paid private parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Conveniently located restaurants include Bocas del Mar Restaurant and Bar, La Promesa, and La Costa Boca Chica.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Hotel Boca Brava Paradise have airport transportation?
Yes, Hotel Boca Brava Paradise offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hotel Boca Brava Paradise?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and German.
Does Hotel Boca Brava Paradise have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
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