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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 January 2017

There are some great things about this spot: it is really out of the way, and you will never feel like you have bought into a chain resort/big box trip. Having a pool and beach is a bonus. Staff are lovely and helpful. Yoga and massage options were great. Drinks were solid. Nice to have open common space with pingpong,...

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

We are very sorry that your stay did not live up to your expectations. We tried hard to accommodate your food restrictions; but clearly we failed to do so. Thank you for giving us some notice regarding your requirements, which were as follows: "One thing I’ve been meaning to tell you - we are a bunch of somewhat picky eaters....

Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed 1 January 2017

We had the Most Amazing Time with the perfect spot to Really , Really Relax and have not a worry in the world other than possibly missing the Freshly Prepared Meals or what to order from the Open Bar!!!! Tough Decisions!!!

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

Dear Xandy and David, We are delighted to have received these short but wonderful comments on your part. It is a great honor to host guests who have chosen Popa Paradise for their honeymoon, following the advice of a family member who was already our guest. Thanks very much for bringing to us the wonderful photo album taken during the...

Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

So, let's state the clear positives of this resort. First, the island and shoreline are beautiful and it is nicely secluded. Having both the sea and a true rain forest is a plus. The staff and managers are very nice people. But.... The food is horrible. My family and I are seasoned world travelers and we rank the food here...

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

Dear guest Roger, We read your review with great disappointment, and we are very sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Popa Paradise. It is highly regrettable that we never heard any of this from you during the course of your stay with us, despite checking with you several times if everything was satisfactory. I remember your replies received...

Guelph, Canada
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I rarely write bad reviews, but after our poor experience here, I felt it was necessary. Let me also preface this review by saying that my husband and I travel frequently/widely to many countries around the world. We often stay in small “off the grid” resorts and lodges, mainly in Africa and the Caribbean. Most are accessible only by air...

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

We thank this writer for her review, and for the extensive descriptions of her experiences in Africa and elsewhere – she is clearly an experienced, sophisticated and demanding traveler. Far superior, evidently, to the hundreds of satisfied guests that have had a great time at our hotel, enjoyed the food and left positive reviews. As owner of the hotel, I...

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Our trip to Panama started great, but just got so much better when we arrived at Popa Paradise for an 8 day stay over Christmas. Elena met us at Bocas airport and let us know we'd have to wait a couple of hours while other guests arrived. No problem, she took us to a great bar on the water for...

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

Thanks, Connie and Chris, for your excellent review; very clear and full of details and insights. For us and for the whole of the resort team, it was a great pleasure to have you here with us for a nice long stay. It was good to see that you were able to relax here, and enjoyed our pets. You were...

Fenton, Michigan
Reviewed 23 December 2016

Our Panama vacation started off fantastic, Elena and crew met my daughter and I at the airport in Boca Del Toras and off to the water taxi we went.. Our casita was lovely, clean and neat. The next day Hurricane Otto rolled in. We weren't able to use the kayaks or stand up paddle boards that looked very inviting. No...

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

Thanks Laura for taking the time to write us a review, and also for appreciating the work and efforts of our employees. You definitely have been a bit unlucky with the weather. Hurricanes never make landfall in Panama, but this time it was several hundred kilometers from our shores, developing high winds, rain and rough seas that impacted our shores....

Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 12 December 2016

The resort is fantastic, the beaches are great and private and the pool is great also. All is really included, From shakes by the pool to kayaks and movies for the room. The chefs are very good and open to make you what you like . The managers Helena and Daniele are soooo nice! All the staff is really nice...

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

Hola Liat, Many thanks for your review and the kind words for the resort, the staff and ourselves - it is was a pleasure to have you here, and we are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. It was fun spending some quality time together, especially the dinner at Rosie's Bar on the beach... it is one of our...

Miami, Florida
Reviewed 7 December 2016

My husband and I traveled to Panama for my 50th birthday. We spent 4 nights at Popa Paradise and we wish we would have spent all 10 nights there. What a beautiful place! Before our trip I emailed the hotel because I had a lot of questions. Every email was answered promptly and they provided all the information I needed....

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Hello, you wonderful people! First of all, thank you very much for choosing Popa Paradise as the place to celebrate Luke's fiftieth birthday. Secondly, thank you very much for sharing in a clear and precise way your experience at our resort - such descriptions are of great help to prospective guests, to understand how life takes place at Popa Paradise,...

New Orleans, Louisiana
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Everything at Popa was fabulous. Our casita was beautiful, Cindy prepared delicious meals for us, and Bernard and Nico took great care of us. There were several options for things to do, truly an all-inclusive. Highly recommend Popa.

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

Thank you so much for your positive feedback, and for choosing Popa Paradise for your vacation. And thanks especially for taking the extra time to post your photos - we really appreciate when our guests take a moment to show other TripAdvisor members our resort and amenities, exactly the way you experienced it. It was a pleasure for us to...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My friend and I went to Popa Paradise for a week to enjoy some time off and relax in a Caribbean atmosphere. When we arrived, we found out that - due to very low season - we were actually the only people at the resort! This turned out to be a very lucky coincidence, as this way we could enjoy...

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Dear Eva and Julia, It is a great pleasure to read your detailed review, that relates in detail your vacation at Popa Paradise. It's true, you're so lucky... the whole resort just for the two of you! It was also a very pleasant experience for us, to get to know you and share some moments together. We hope to one...

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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
About the property
  • 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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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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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: €281 - €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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