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Cottage Grove, Oregon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent two nights on Contadora at Mar y Oro. Very high-end (for Central America in our experiences). Huge ocean view room. It is isolated on the opposite side of the island from the ferry landing. And it's not a ferry landing, per se. No dock. They put you in a small boat and land you n a beach (your...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Currently in Panama for a family gathering. Have been to Panama a few times now. Decided to go to Contadora Island, one of the group of Pearl Islands, as we had not been there. Beautiful beaches are their best assets. We had an agency in Panama City organize accommodations and more. However, made a mistake in not indicating we wanted...

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Netherlands
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We booked a day trip to Contadora Island. We paid 120 USD for one day with travel on ferry, seat, umbrella, welcome drink and lunch. After waiting quite a long time for the transportation to Mar&Oro on the Island, the reception guy was okay. Only the service at the bar belong at the beach was not friendly. Also lunch was...

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Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 5 February 2017

Beach very nice. However folks can use beach w a day pass therefore you are not getting a sweet beach w/o the crazy busy public or other tourist. Room was pathetic. Faucet ready to fall off, flooring peeling up and most surfaces less than clean for $200/nite. Wait staff sweet and working hard. Main manger very accommodating. A very sweet...

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New York City
Reviewed 9 January 2017

There are not a lot of good choices on Contadora Island, which is obvious if this is the number one rated place here on Trip Advisor. All considered, this would be a “2 star” hotel in most places, with “adequate” of everything but certainly nothing you would describe as “nice” in any manner except for the beach – and even...

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Panama City, Panama
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

The view and the beach is the best. Service was excellent with transportation provided from the ferry. Relax and the beach followed by drinks and a good lunch. Also good appetizers to go with your drinks. Try the fried yuca with dip and a bea for a great beach break.

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Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my boyfriend visited Contadora island.It was a day trip in this extremely beautiful island!! We had lunch in this hotel and the food was really nice and the portion big.! The restaurant is in a beautiful beach and the staff was excellent!

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panama
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Came here on a day trip...what a waste of money, the beach area was dirty and the whole hotel was run down and dilapidated...The toilet is also the changing room and it is filthy. Some of the staff were friendly and tried their best, but didn't really make it any better. If you come to Contadora for a day trip...

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Buelach, Switzerland
Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

We spent the day here as we bought a Day Passers Package through Sea Las Perlas (120$ per person with cruise and day pass at hotel). The service in the hotel was everything else than expected. It was raining the whole day and we arrived soaked and freezing since on the cruise they refused to turn down the a/c. Arriving...

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canada
Reviewed 1 October 2016

Everybody here works slowly. Three people on the beach, but they don't clean it at all. A big leak in my room (350$ each night...), normal. No water during the night, and sometime during the day, normal. No toilet paper, normal. No hot water,normal. Etc,etc,etc...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Mar & Oro is the only hotels on the island, Contadora, with direct access to the the most beautiful beach on the island, Cacique Beach. With recently updated rooms, Mar & Oro features a great range of rooms types for you to pick from. Furthermore, the property is now run by a new administration which promises to deliver a great customer service to ensure you and those who accompany you have an excellent experience. Whether you are looking to enjoy some drinks by the beach or have a great meal, Mar & Oro has got you covered. Within the hotel we feature a beach bar known as Cacique Beach Bar, and a restaurant known as MiraOlas. Since we are located next to the beach we take great pride delivering the freshest seafood. To ensure that our seafood is the freshest we buy it directly from the native fishermen's which spend hours fishing daily from the beautiful blue Pacific Ocean which surrounds Contadora. During your stay with us, you will be able to request an umbrella and beach chairs to spend hours relaxing at Cacique Beach. With our staff from Cacique Beach Bar standing by to facilitate any beverage or meal we ensure you will have an unforgettable experience that will last a life-time. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Mar & Oro

Address: Calle Playa Cacique | Casa A24, Urb. Isla de Contadora, playa Cacique, Panama Province 4470, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > Contadora Island
Price Range: €152 - €184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar & Oro 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Also Known As:
Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
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“Ask for room 5 with ocean view, or one of the cottages.”
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