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Costa Arriba de Colon, between Portobelo y Nombre de Dios, Portobelo 90000 Panama
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#1 of 12 Speciality lodging in Portobelo
We Rent The Room At 25 $ The Night For Two. The Caban Is Situated Near The Jungle Where You Might See Many Kind Of Animals Since 2015 We Have Two More Cabans, Individuals, With Private Bathroom And Hot Water
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Carlos M wrote a review Apr 2018
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It is basically in the middle of the jungle but close to the main road. The room is very comfortable, the employees very useful and wiling to help. Very clean, no restaurant, hot water, no a/c, tv or wifi. Perfect if you want to get in contact with the nature with facilities.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Jomo_OpenMind wrote a review Feb 2018
Seattle, Washington61 contributions46 helpful votes
The expats running the Cabañas are indeed friendly, even though they try to sell you some jungle excursions every day. At a price of 50$ for a room, one would expect a quality far superior than what is given. Mattresses are outdated. Double bed is very small. Towels are tiny. And the location of the hammock is right at the entrance of the room making it an either / or between getting in and out of the room or using the hammock. An update of the bedding is a priority if they want to keep that level of price. Otherwise it’s a 25$ room at most. (That’s what I’ve paid for similar lodging that included fountain water and coffee, with A/C here in panama).
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Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
TheFlyingCamelpig wrote a review Apr 2017
Bristol, United Kingdom48 contributions46 helpful votes
We stumbled across Casita Rio Indio by mistake when looking for hostels in the area and are so lucky that we did! This became one of our favourite places in the whole of Central America. Casita Rio Indio is ran by three fantastic french hosts and consists of 4 cabanas right next to the jungle. It was easy to access via public transport - we took 2 different buses from panama city which took about 3 hours. The location is stunning - a river runs through the land and the jungle is on your doorstep, with howler monkeys, hummingbirds and toucans all around. My boyfriend, a friend and I stayed in the two "old" cabanas, which were basic but comfortable and clean and consisted of a bed with mosquito net, fan, detached bathroom and a basic outside kitchen. There are also more expensive cabanas which are bigger and more bug proof, but we thought ours were perfect. We stayed 3 nights and did the jungle tour and night cayman tour with Pascal and Sebastian, which were both fantastic experiences! We saw lots of wildlife and Pascal and Sebastian were fantastic, knowledgeable guides. My partner also did a fishing trip with Pascal and caught us lots of delicious fish to eat one evening. The rest of the time we spent relaxing to the sound of the jungle in the hammocks, though Portobello is only a bus ride away. There is only a very basic shop nearby so I strongly advise to take any food you might want with you. Alternatively you can pay about $4 and $12 for delicious breakfast and dinner. Unbelievably beautiful location and fab hosts! A must-do in Panama.
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Rick H wrote a review Feb 2017
Crystal Beach, Florida15 contributions3 helpful votes
Stopped by to see old friends who started this casita in the jungle many years ago. They have done a fantastic job..it is more beautiful than ever!! Great place to hear the silence... Barbara and Rick
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Date of stay: February 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Breanna P wrote a review Nov 2015
Washington DC, District of Columbia7 contributions
We stayed for three nights at Casita Rio Indio and were so sad when our stay there ended. We even tried to get our rental car for an extra day so that we could stay longer! If you're looking for a relaxing escape or an exciting jungle get away, this is the place. We stayed in two other hotels while in Panama--Radisson Summit and Toscana Inn--and neither were on the same level as the bungalows. We had breakfasts and dinners at the bungalows for a reasonable price. The dinners we had here ended up being the best food we had in Panama! Super cheap, too. And it was fun to hang out with our hosts and drink a couple beers. The hosts offer various outings: searching for caimans (day or night trips), treks through the jungle to gorgeous locations, horseback riding, and a few other things. We went horseback riding and they set us up with a guide a mile or so away. We drove to that location and went on an amazing ride. Our jungle trek was amazing! Pascal was our guide and he was always looking for new creatures to show us. We spotted two fer-de-lance's on our hike! We also went searching for caimans at night. Pascal and Sebastien were our guides and tried to catch a meter long caiman for us. My partner even got to hold a baby one. There was an amazing beach near the bungalows that our hosts told us about--Turtle Cay. Definitely worth checking out. We stayed in the yellow bungalow with a private bathroom. They offered towels and a fan. The bugs stayed out pretty well, too. If you're visiting Portobelo or Panama, it's definitely worth it to stay here. I found Portobelo to be a very quick visit, but could spend days at the bungalows!
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Date of stay: October 2015
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: $50 bungalows have private bathrooms and are larger. The $25 bungalows are smaller and have an...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Casita Rio Indio
Which popular attractions are close to Casita Rio Indio?
Nearby attractions include Playa Lopes Mendez (3.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Casita Rio Indio?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and airport transportation.
What food & drink options are available at Casita Rio Indio?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Casita Rio Indio?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Casita Rio Indio?
Conveniently located restaurants include Panamarina, Restaurante Pizzeria Don Quijote, and Aku.
Does Casita Rio Indio have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Casita Rio Indio offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Casita Rio Indio?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Casita Rio Indio?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Casita Rio Indio?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Casita Rio Indio?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Portobelo National Park (12.7 km).