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2022 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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga room
Free breakfast
Beach
Canoeing
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Infinity pool
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Hiking
Horseback riding
Snorkelling
Water sport equipment rentals
Fishing
Patio
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
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Safe
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Ocean view
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English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 1 more
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EricPDC wrote a review 20 Nov
Hook, United Kingdom161 contributions130 helpful votes
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Easily one of the most beautiful locations we have ever stayed. We had a room with a fabulous view from both the bedroom and bathroom. Adding in a secluded garden and a hot tub, it was idyllic. It has a couple of lovely pools, gardens to wander around and a good restaurant and bar. We did a speed boat trip out to a tropical island which was fabulous. Staff were great too. Loved this place and hope to go back one day.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Treehouse Cove Lodge wrote a review 17 Nov
Seldovia, Alaska18 contributions
Boca Chica is a fisherman’s paradise! Fishing with Go Fish Panama includes staying at Boca Del Mar. They define the meaning of accommodation? Our plane came in late, we got to the hotel late.They kept the kitchen staff later to accommodate our late arrival…WHO DOES THAT? Two pools,, excellent food, a regular Eden for grounds, humming birds abound, waterfront views. This place is paradise! I got a sore throat, felt sick, and the manager asked the kitchen to prepare some chicken soup and deliver it to our room. They treat you like family here! I quickly recovered and went fishing the next day, and caught the biggest Dorado in the ocean. My bucket list fishing trip was saved! We fished two days with Go Fish Panama, excellent guides. Worked hard to get us Fish. We caught a MONSTER Dorado, filled our cooler with a bunch of awesome fish. I’d give them 10 stars if TA would allow it! We are coming backI
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jürgen H wrote a review Aug 2022
Düsseldorf, Germany92 contributions86 helpful votes
We spent seven days here and felt very comfortable. Everything is right here. Spacious bungalows, good service and excellent cuisine. Also the excursions are top organized. Without wanting to belittle the whole, but you can quietly do something on their own. For example, we took a cab from the port and drove to the Cascada Chorca waterfalls. We went deep sea fishing with a fisherman from Boca Chica and you can also eat somewhere else if you stay here longer. Hotel Bocas Del Mar is a top location
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Team Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Bocas Del Mar
Responded 23 Sep 2022
Thank you for your five-star review. We are thrilled you had an enjoyable week with us. As you rightly say, this is a relaxing area surrounded by nature; we have a full range of activities with a possibility for every day, on site restaurant with varied menu and there are also other, simple dining and options in the area. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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amandacranfill wrote a review Aug 2022
Playa del Carmen, Mexico7 contributions
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Catamaran Cruise (5 nights): Captain Jairo and Chef Alex are fantastic! Both gentlemen worked constantly to take good care of our family (2 adults, 1 teenager, 1 preteen). We were able to see many whales during our cruise, as well as sea turtles, dolphins, tropical fish, monkeys, and birds. We requested two kayaks and one pedal board that we used every day. The snorkel gear was in excellent condition. The catamaran is equipped with fresh water for rinsing off and hot showers after a day of swimming in the ocean. We caught several yellow fin tuna, Mahi (dorado), and other fish. Both Jairo and Alex were always cleaning the boat so that it was pristine the entire trip. Chef Alex prepared three meals and multiple snacks (smoothies) every day. Some of our favorites were the sashimi tuna (daily catch), tuna steaks, lobster salad, shrimp and rice, croquettes (mozzarella with marinara), fried chicken, filet mignon with mushrooms, Shrimp Ceviche with plantains, chicken tacos, key lime pie, crepes with chocolate ice cream, Gallo Pinto, and traditional Panamanian dishes (stew, yucas, tortillas). There were plenty of fresh towels and basic toiletries. We all had some minor discomforts with jellyfish stings every day (they seemed invisible in the water!?!) and only one of us experienced sea sickness. Jairo does a fine job of anchoring in calm water.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: The hotel was not crowded, the catamaran was in excellent condition
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Response from Team Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Bocas Del Mar
Responded 23 Sep 2022
It is awesome for us to receive such a detailed review of your stay and for other users of Tripadvisor to be able to read it. Our 43ft (13m) Power Catamaran is spacious and extraordinarily well-equipped for a unique vacation experience on the water. It is available for rental with captain and with or without on-board food service. It was great that you were able to enjoy eating the daily catch as you visited different coves and beaches as far as UNESCO protected Coiba Island National Park for a real adventure – as we say, many hear of Coiba but few get to visit. Please do come and visit us again soon. Thank you also for the excellent feedback to Jairo and Alex – we have shared it with them and the team; much appreciated. Best wishes, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Gary H wrote a review Aug 2022
Columbia, South Carolina12 contributions7 helpful votes
This is a solid boutique resort near Boca Chica and on the water. We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom freestanding cabins, which was good for 4 people. The restaurant puts out good food. The service is very good. There are a number of different activities to join in including fishing, snorkeling, kayaking and tours of nearby towns in the mountains. I would definitely recommend for families.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 23 Sep 2022
We really appreciated your review of your stay and recommendation to other TripAdvisor users. We hope to welcome you again soon. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Brad wrote a review Jun 2022
Vernon, Canada9 contributions
Fantastic food snd drink. Best seafood I ever had. Caught some tuna and our fishing trip snd the chef made it up in a number of ways. Good service. Rooms were great. Best massage my wife has ever gotten. Only negatives were the rain didn’t want to let up snd the owner was very rude when we arrived
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring snacks. The town is a dump snd only two little stores. You had to order through the metal...
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Response from Team Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Bocas Del Mar
Responded 24 Jun 2022
Thank you for your five-star review of your stay. We’re thrilled you had a great time. It was abnormally wet earlier this month. Guest experience is our priority and we apologize for any misunderstanding on arrival. We really appreciate and value you choosing us. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Marsha C wrote a review May 2022
San Francisco, California5 contributions3 helpful votes
This lovely resort has its own restaurant and is very well run by Belgium owners. We stayed at the resort in very comfortable rooms pre/post of experiencing a magical catamaran trip through Coiba Unesco Marine Park for 3 nights/4 full days. We swam and snorkeled with turtles, tropical fish, saw dolphins, heard howler monkeys, kayaked. LOVED every moment, great food on board and terrific staff on boat. We hightly recommend it.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 24 Jun 2022
It was awesome to welcome you to our Bocas del Mar family for your combined hotel and catamaran vacation. The 43ft expansive catamaran is a fairly new and exciting addition to our range of services and is available for trips into the Gulf of Chiriqui and also the unmissable Coiba park as you mention. We really appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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Mike K wrote a review May 2022
Harrow, United Kingdom152 contributions93 helpful votes
We had a really great time here, it's a lovely place well maintained, everything worked, with an excellent restaurant. We did the sunset tour which was equally good, saw dolphins, monkeys and a Roseate Spoonbill. It's not cheap but well worth it. Don't forget to look for the Green Dart frogs and keep an eye out for the house Toucan.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Response from Team Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Bocas Del Mar
Responded 24 Jun 2022
We thank you for your five-star review of your stay. We are glad that you were able to take part in activities with us when you were here to see the flora and fauna. Come and visit us again soon – the whalewatching season starts end of July and runs to the middle of October and is a fantastic wildlife experience. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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SamsaraH wrote a review May 2022
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Our family had such a wonderful time at this hotel! A shuttle picked us up at the airport, and the driver Eduardo was very helpful and pleasant. We were greeted by Aurelise who got us oriented and gave us the most warm welcome. The room was perfect for our family, very clean as well. We did the Discovery Snorkeling tour with the guide Orlando and Captain Xavier. Orlando is a wealth of knowledge, very passionate about the environment, and we had the best conversations, ate fresh coconut, swam, etc. We saw dolphins too! The service at the hotel was truly, consistently exceptional, and we had most of our meals at the hotel. The breakfast was perfect each time. Chef Xavier wowed us with delicious amuse-bouche at dinner, and each plate we tried was super delicious. All the food tasted fresh and looked like a piece of art. The manager Marcus checked on guests' experiences on a regular basis and never hesitated to help. The hotel we were going to for our stay in another town had to cancel on us, so Marcus spent all the time we needed to assist us to find lodging. My birthday celebration was unforgettable! For that, my husband only had to tell them what I liked and they took care of everything. The Chef made the most spectacular chocolate cake and came to check that I enjoyed it. Waking up to bird sounds and the sounds of howler monkeys only a few meters away made it even more special each day and evening. There were birds, frogs, iguanas all around. I loved sitting on the hammock overlooking the beach with nothing but the sounds of nature. What a wonderful stay overall! We will definitely return to stay in this place and we highly recommend it to anyone who wants a memorable stay in Boca Chica!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Team Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Bocas Del Mar
Responded 24 Jun 2022
Wow! All the team are truly proud to receive your comments. Thank you for sharing them with us and other users of TripAdvisor. We are thrilled that you were able to take part in and enjoy so many aspects of our hotel and activity experiences here on the shores of the Gulf of Chiriqui. It was also an honor to assist with your birthday celebrations and hope you will celebrate many more here with us. Many of our guests choose us for memorable special occasions and it was a pleasure to take care of you. Best wishes Hotel Bocas del Mar
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Susan wrote a review Apr 2022
Phoenix, Arizona16 contributions5 helpful votes
The property is beautiful and well maintained. The room was acceptable and clean. However, the "ocean view" required you to stand way on the right side of the room (Room #5 called Isla des Ventanas), look all the way to the left and try to see some blue through the vegetation. A little misleading. Other than sitting at the pool, there is nothing to do. There is no beach at the property. The hotel is isolated. Although we walked to two other resorts and to town (about two miles away), you would not feel safe doing that in the evening, as you are either walking on a wooded path adjacent to the ocean (to get to the other resorts) or on an isolated dusty road (to get to town). When we arrived, we asked the receptionist how you could find a beach. She said that there's a tour ($80/person) to a few islands. When we were in town, we used a local travel guy to hire a water taxi to take us on a tour to a few islands for $35/person. Nice, but not worth doing a second day. The breakfast food at the hotel restaurant was fine. The lunch/dinner food at the hotel restaurant was mediocre. Because there was nowhere else convenient to eat, we dined there anyway - I ended up eating Caesar Salad (without the excessive dressing) four meals in a row. The lettuce was fresh and the shrimp/chicken that I added to the salad was fine. A nice touch was that one of the managers introduced himself to us, and welcomed us to the property, at dinner one night. The hotel was more expensive than other hotels in the area, but I didn't see the value in paying the additional amount.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Response from Team Manager, Guest Services / Front Office at Hotel Bocas Del Mar
Responded 24 Jun 2022
Thank you for your very much review and for choosing us for your stay. We’re pleased you enjoyed so many aspects. For the information of future guests: Hotel Bocas del Mar is in the unspoiled tropical area of Boca Chica, where tourism is still developing, and not part of a larger resort town. While relaxation is one of the key advantages to a stay, we do offer a very extensive and popular trip and activity program on land and ocean for all ages to discover this beautiful area which we feel is Latin America at its best. We can email our pdf guide on request. We also have two infinity-edge pools, courtesy tennis, optional kayaks and watersports and short walks in the gardens. There is also a water taxi service to local beaches and to the village, even in the evening, as well as by road, for an extra choice of simpler eating options. We regularly review our rates and confirm they are competitive for similar standard hotels in the region. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team
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US$163 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
31
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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 Restaurante Roxys Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hotel Bocas Del Mar?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, locker rooms available in the fitness centre, and a yoga room during their stay.
Does Hotel Bocas Del Mar have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hotel Bocas Del Mar offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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, Dutch, and Catalan.
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.