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Vista Lago Ecoresort

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Italian, Barbecue, South American, Central American
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Panamerican Highway km 258, Santiago de Veraguas 0923, Panama
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Santiago de Veraguas, Panama
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Really nice meals and desserts but the place is waaaaaaay out in the boondocks. I mean REALLY out there. You may find it hard to get to at night. Pleasant and comfortable but don't expect any night life.

Thank Rick S
Victoria, Canada
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2016

We enjoyed our stay here though if we had realized it was so far away from everything we probably would have staying in town. We ended up eating at the restaurant onsite which was quite good. It was dry season so was not as beautiful as the pictures we have seen. There were very few other people staying at the... More 

Thank Shawna299
Santa Catalina, Panama
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2015

A little outside of the city of Santiago, what has not a lot of attractions for a tourist, but lies in the center of Panamá and is a good place to break up a long trip coming from Coiba / Santa Catalina to Panamá City or between Panamá City and Bocas del Toro or the Chiriui mountains. Fine small hotel... More 

Thank Herbie_Sunk
Bethesda, Maryland
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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for about a week and ate at the hotel several times. I had one or two great meals, and most were good. The best was the homemade pasta with seafood but the second time I ordered it, it wasn't as good. The meat was the most disappointing, stick to pasta. The staff is attentive and... More 

Thank Becca H
Torio, Panama
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 July 2014

A very reposing place to go if you require silence and relaxation. The food was surprisingly good ( a chef from Columbia). Rooms were clean and nice bathrooms. The staff were very helpful and supported us during the electrical outage which was brief.

Thank Michael R
Los Angeles
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2013 via mobile

Traveling with your pups? This spot is for you! Staff very accomodating to (well-behaved) dogs. Excellent service, all dishes delicious & attractive presentation. Will return!

Thank thegabriela
Panama City, Panama
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77 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This hotel is OK, the rooms are big enough, the landscape is beautiful and the restaurant is very good. On the down side it is far from the town of Santiago and there are many bugs around the restaurant and the rooms. I actually have no problem with bugs, but some of my customers do, so I have to consider... More 

Thank 1Arlyn1
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 November 2012

We just stopped for a while on our way to Panama City. Initial plans were to stay one night only, but we were delighted to spend one more. Simply perfect. Tidy rooms, wide and well organized restaurant with delicious hand made specialties and a lovely pool. My children were also stunned by the amazing mini-car race track shaped after italian... More 

Thank Olivier G
Santa Fe
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3 reviews
Reviewed 17 July 2012

because you are out of town and you dont want to drive at night, you are trapped. The food is EXPENSIVE, even for north america. Breakfast included is crap and one extra coffee they charge..

Thank Casamariposa S
Denver, Colorado
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226 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

The dining area of the hotel was spacious with nice views of the lake and the beautiful swimming pool. The menu was varied and the service was the best of the trip. The fresh fruit was incredible and the coffee was very good and refills quickly taken care of. Nice quiet oasis along the Pan American Highway.

Thank mdfloyd322

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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Italian, Barbecue, South American, Central American
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Panamerican Highway km 258, Santiago de Veraguas 0923, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Veraguas Province  >  Santiago de Veraguas
Local, Barbecue, Italian and international delicatessen. Italian pastry chef in house

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