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Reviewed 6 February 2017

Beautiful setting and accommodation, caring staff, and wonderful food plus great excursions. We felt very pampered and cared for. As a vegetarian I appreciated how the chef checked in each morning on her planned menu and checked in again after each meal. The owners (an American and a Canadian couple) are very hands on and it shows!

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello dear guests Jo-Ann and Ted, First of all, thank you for choosing our resort as your vacation destination - we know there are many places to choose from, and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Secondly, we thank you for your positive review, in particular the words expressed regarding our results in the kitchen. Cinda and Nesver work...

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 4 February 2017

From the moment I made contact with the resort I was welcomed like family. After more or less backpacking for over a month, it was a special treat to go to Popa Paradise for a couple of nights of both relaxation and adventure. My boat transfer arrived on time. My captain Alejandro and I had a great chat in Spanish,...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for spending a couple of days with us, and for your very detailed and complimentary review. It is very gratifying when our efforts are appreciated! Safe travels - hope to see you again some time. Vince - owner

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 24 January 2017

We stayed at this resort over the New Year Holiday based on the information provided on the website. They advertise an all adult resort that is all inclusive. Unfortunately, this was not the case. They allow teenagers on the property. We had to endure disrespectful, loud, obnoxious behavior as well as inappropriate attire at meals. This is exactly what we...

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Vincent R, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the opportunity to respond to this review, and to clear up some "alternative facts" presented therein. I would like to begin by quoting a few lines from my extensive email exchange with this reviewer, where he stated: "The property views were outstanding. Most of the resort staff were outstanding. Most of the food staff were outstanding." "The main...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2017

As I was going to be celebrating my 50th birthday during our 6 weeks away we wanted to be somewhere very special and memorable to celebrate it - and we definitely found it! WOW Popa Paradise was everything we were looking for plus so much more. The property itself is just incredible but the staff take it to another level....

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello, beautiful people! We are all delighted to see these wonderful and sweet words for us, in respect of the staff, the resort, the nature that surrounds us, and the positive energy here at Popa Paradise. This good energy often comes to us right from guests like you, that are ready and willing to savor the best of this place....

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Very nice Italian management greets you and we had a good time despite 3 days of rain. I see there are some comments to the resort made by others, so these are my input: - the boat ride is 40 minutes and the boat is not luxurious. More like a fishing boat, but it is fast, and made to plough...

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

First of all thank you very much for visiting us, and for having spent some time with us personally. We appreciate you taking the time to describe life at the resort, including quite a lot of useful information in a very clear and concise way. You point out several improvement opportunities, which we will get after as a high priority....

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Popa Paradise was awasome! -Location like in your dreams, -Staff exceptional (in particolar Bernard and the 2 manger Daniele and Elena always available) -Food typical and always good!! The bar in the pool amazing! I really want to thank you the staff and the other guests, it was a great honeymoon!

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello, Sara and Francis. How nice to know that you have had a great time here with us. We are very happy to hear this, especially considering it was your honeymoon. It was very nice to meet you both, and to get to know you a little - it is always a special treat for us to spend time with...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We found paradise! After not having visited Bocas del Toro for nearly 20 years, I was amazed by how much has changed. I'd never been to Isla Popa before and it's about a 40 minute boat ride from Bocas town. When we arrived, we were greeted with fresh coconut drinks and hair smiles and escorted up to the clubhouse. Our...

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hola! Thank you for choosing Popa Paradise as one of the stops on your trip, and thank you for posting your review. We were both 'blown away' by the words you used to describe this place, and how they convey the true essence of this setting and what may be experienced. In particular, the centerpiece of a stay here: the...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 7 January 2017

One of the main reasons for booking our vacation at Popa Paradise was that it described itself as being 'the only All inclusive, Adults Only (18+) resort in Panama' (as per the resorts web site). Much to our surprise on arriving to the resort, under the age of 18 guests were on site. By the end of our 8 night...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for this review, and for giving us the opportunity to clarify our Adults-Only policy for the benefit of future guests. We are grateful that these guests mostly enjoyed their stay, despite some inclement weather and a couple of badly behaved guests. With regards to our 18+ policy, we do make rare exceptions for older teens (16 or 17...

Reviewed 4 January 2017

The website's description of barefoot luxury perfectly encapsulates the feel of this resort. Popa has the pampering attentiveness and comfort of a 5 star hotel in a nature-appropriate atmosphere. Everything about this trip was perfect. The owners handled everything from pick up in Bocas to drop off, made us feel comfortable, and attended to us without hounding. We were never...

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PopaManagers, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Marisa, Thank you so much for your kind review; it is really gratifying when our efforts are rewarded with such praise. It was really a treat for us to get to know you both, during a time when we were not very busy, and able to provide individual attention. And thank you for helping us "break in" our new...

New York
Reviewed 2 January 2017

I visited Popa Paradise for 4 nights at the end of November (feel bad this review is going up sooo late!), and it was mostly the serene paradise I had been seeking. I was meeting up with a friend from another city for a 4 night girls only vacation, but because of Hurricane Otto, we only got 2 days together....

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Thank you, Suzi, for visiting us, and for persevering in posting your review - a very detailed review, that will surely help a lot of people to have a very clear picture of ​​Popa Paradise, and the kind of experience you can expect to find here. Fond greetings from all of us to you, and also to Sheri. Even Mimi...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popa Paradise is the only Adults Only (18+) All-Inclusive hotel in Panama. Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans, which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage in the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, and occasionally live music under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range: €280 - €355 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popa Paradise Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“The beach view casita was definitely worth the cost. ”
 of 5 bubbles juliewA6950KO, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“If you like to sleep with fresh air (although a bit warm), with the sound of waves crashing, book the oceanview casitas! So very relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles Shari_Photo, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Casita 6 was perfect, right in front of the beach, very private, gorgeous views plus surrounded by nature”
 of 5 bubbles SarahL260, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd recommend an ocean casita. Some have better paved walkways than others.”
  • Back deck.
  • 2nd bed on request. No netting.
  • Private deck behind the casita. Cannot walk directly down to the beach.
  • View from Casita #6.
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  • Private deck behind the casita above the beach.
 of 5 bubbles suzinyc, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pretty but basic. Can't leave the doors open because there are no screens. Be prepared - ALL paper products go in the trash bin - no flushing anything on the island. ”
 of 5 bubbles jnmma, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
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