Hotels in Bocas del Toro
Hotels in Bocas del Toro come in all shapes and sizes but just not the huge all-inclusive resorts that you may see on the Pacific Coast. Phew! that's a relief.
There are some great hotels in Bocas Town on Isla Colon some on the water and some on the main street, either way, no where is very far away in Bocas. Swan's Cay is possibly the best hotel in town at the moment but a few new ones are being built which will up the ante somewhat. There are many mid range small hotels with rooms from between $40 and $75, one of our favourites being the slightly scruffy but wonderful Hotel Angela.
Given the number of pack-packers and lap-packers that visit Bocas there are many great Hostels offering either shared rooms or double rooms for those wanting a bit more privacy.
Laguna Hotel, Colon Island
This distinctive 15 bedroom hotel is conveniently located on Main Street, just 150 ft from the ocean and two minutes from the international Bocas Airport.They are the only hotel in Bocas to have installed a centralized water purification system which is great! They also have internet access.Staff can help organize tours to the nearby islands and attractions.The restaurant does an excellent breakfast as well as pizza and pasta, German food and a selection of fish, lobster and a great variety of sea food.Phone:011 (507) 757-9091 - Fax: (507) 757-9092http://www.bocas.com/hotellaguna.htm
La Veranda Hotel, Colon Island
An old wooden hotel where smoking is definitely not allowed! Wraparound porch, sea breezes and intricately carved transoms, this is a comfortable hotel with internet connection and its own water supply. Rooms from $29 in off-season and from $49 in high season. They only accept cash. Phone 011 (507) 757-9211www.laverandapanama.tripod.com
Bahia Hotel, Colon Island
The hotel is located on the southern end of Third (Main) Street, in a grand old building that was built in 1905 and still serves the public as one of the oldest hotels in the area. It looks out onto the bay and has 18 rooms with bathrooms and a/c. Rooms are about $55 per night. Phone 011 (507) 757-9626 Fax 011 507 757 9626www.hotelbahia.biz
Posada Les Delphines, Colon Island
The hotel has 10 rooms and 2 suites with comfortable king sized beds, a/c and en-suite bathrooms. Spa Flora Bela is also in the hotel along with a restaurant selling grills and home made Italian ice-cream. Phone 507 757 9963.
Hotel Bocas del Toro, Colon Island
The hotel has the elegance and historical ambiance of Caribbean exotic wood craftsmanship with the sparkling sea beneath. Nicely appointed with wood and nautical furnishings the 11 room boutique hotel offers comfort with 400-thread count cotton sheets, WI-F, flat screen cable TV, air conditioning, telephones, coffee makers, ocean and town balcony views, ocean kayak rentals and in-room massage. Rooms from $96 to $192.Phone 011-507-757-9771www.bocus.com/bocus.htm
Tropical Suites, Colon Island
5 star condominium suites from $175 a night. The hotel has a spectacular view to Carenero Cay, Solarte Cay, Bocas del Toro town and Admiral's Bay.6 suites with sea view, 10 suites with island view. Phone (507) 757-9081 Fax (507) 757-9880www.tropical-suites.com
Tesoro Escondido, Colon Island
Hidden within the trees lining a breathtaking bay next to Bluff Beach, Tesoro Escondido provides a simple, quiet, and laid back refuge for nature lovers. The house and surrounding gardens are designed based on perma-culture principles. Energy is generated by the sun and wind. Water is collected by our rain catchment system, filtered and plumbed throughout the house. Most of the grey water is used to water the gardens. The decorations, walls and furniture are often inspired by nature using materials either recycled or collected from our surroundingsRooms, cottages and apartments in this delightful eco-lodge right on the beach from $35 to $65 a day.Cell phone (011) 507 6782-0512http://www.bocastesoroescondido.com
Cocomo on the Sea, Colon Island
The four spacious rooms on the ocean have private bathrooms, hot water and air conditioning as well as the warm sea lapping at your doorstep for swimming and snorkelling. Rates include an abundant breakfast served on the Seascape Veranda. As well as the large sundeck over the sea the hotel has a beautiful tropical garden, drink’s cooler with cold drinks, a small library and laundry service. Guests have free use of kayaks and ice from their large freezer.Phone/Fax (507) 757-9259www.cocomoonthesea.com
La Coralina, Colon Island
This historic beach-front hotel is seated high on a bluff with stunning panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. From the open-air restaurant you have a perfect view of Dumpers and Paunch, two world class surf breaks. The beach here at the hotel is a wonder! Amazing sand filled natural swimming holes to relax and play in, just a 10 minute walk is pristine Bluff Beach, three miles long and usually deserted.
Trail riding on friendly horses right from the hotel. Six acres of private nature trails where sighting monkeys, sloths, parrots, hummingbirds and more is possible - and, of course, bike rentals to explore the beach and beyond. The rooms and suites are between $40 and $135 a night which includes a deluxe breakfast.The hotel restaurant specializes in "Jungle Gourmet".Phone (507) 6491-8185http://www.lacoralina.com
Playa Mango Beach Club, Bocas
This is a hotel on a private tropical island beach in Bocas del Toro. The resort has a restaurant/bar, air conditioned rooms, a pool and more and is just a 5 minute boat ride from town. The view from each room overlooks the ocean bay with a pristine sandy beach and the majestic mountains in the background. Each building is connected by covered walkways. The sounds of singing tropical birds and the calls of howler monkeys from the treetops can be heard throughout the resort. The rate is $99 a room. Phone (011) (507)-6536-5580 http://www.playamango.com
Hotel Angela, Colon Island
A bed and breakfast right on the sea serving great family dinners.From $40 for a double room, $85 for a queen bed and sea view and $125 per night for the suite with kitchen.Their restaurant "Restaurant O'er the Sea" has great local seafood as well as an excellent filet mignon, exquisitely prepared entrees of hormone-free beef and pork, and a varied menu of select Chinese dishes.Phone/fax: (011) (507) 757-9813
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Hotel Olas, Colon Island
Hotel Olas is a new three story wooden hotel on the water. Located just a minute walk from town centre, the hotel offers a magnificent view of the Caribbean sea across from the marina.All 25 rooms are fitted with air-conditioner, cable TV, private bathroom and hot shower.Phone (011) (507) 757-9930http://www.hotelolas.com
Lulas Bed & Breakfast, Colon Island
Lula’s Bed and Breakfast is a beautiful and charming place to stay offering exceptional value, comfort and location. The historic home is open and airy – the perfect spot to relax after a day of exploring the area’s natural wonders.With a total of just six rooms, and a maximum occupancy of twenty guests, you never feel crowded or cramped. $55 a night.Phone (011)-(507)-757-9057 http://www.lulabb.com/
Bocas Condo, Colon Island
Enjoy modern comfort in this brand new modern building amidst the charm of Bocas Town, just steps from restaurants, airport, and water taxis. $65 to $85 a night.
Swan’s Cay, Colon Island
The hotel is built on 2,600 squared meters, on 2 floors plus an annexed building. Its Caribbean architecture respecting the island tradition, with a European touch.Phones: (507) 757-9090 - 9316 - Fax: 757-9027http://www.swanscayhotel.com/
El Limbo on the Sea, Colon Island
In the heart of Bocas, this rather shabby hotel is built right over the sea in classic Caribbean-style architecture. There are panoramic views of the surrounding islands as you dine on the restaurant/bar terrace. The restaurant is not famous for its service unfortunately. The rooms have AC, cable tv, private baths, telephones, hot and cold water and a mini-bar.Phone: (507) 757-9062 Fax: (507) 757-9062
La Loma Jungle Lodge, Bastimentos Island
Experience something a little different. La Loma is a working butterfly farm that also accepts a small number of overnight guests. If you want to escape everyday life, relax in comfort in a hillside rancho overlooking a secluded bay, participate in tropical farm life or engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of this spectacular island, La Loma is for youLa Loma is available to rent as a self-catering accommodation by the week or month. The entire lodge and farm will be yours. There is room to sleep up to 13, with 4 bathrooms and a full kitchen. They will provide you with your own boat and driver to explore the archipelago. Daily maid service is included in your stay and their chef can be hired to provide meals if you wish. http://www.thejunglelodge.com/
All Natural Resort, Bastimentos
An eco-lodge with sweet little Indian style rooms to stay in. Al Natural has only six exclusive eco-bungalows all on the beach with direct view to the water. All the bungalows are stilt houses and provide occupants with uninterrupted views of the sea and surrounding flora and fauna. Bungalows are $75 to $100 a night. Phone from July 15th to November 1st Phone 507- 6640 6935
Caribbean View Hotel, Bastimentos
The hotel is located in one of the most beautiful spots of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Bastimentos Town, only 5 minutes by boat from Bocas del Toro downtown The Caribbean View hotel is a pleasant lodge of only eleven rooms, built over the sea using the best woods and keeping the traditional architecture of the region.Rooms are from $ 50.00 to $ 66.00 a night
Casa Cayuco - Eclypse de Mar, Bastimentos
Four romantic bungalows over the water with a sitting room, a bedroom and a large private deck with a hammock. There is a restaurant on-site open from 8am-9pm that serves delicious, reasonably priced food in a romantic setting (right on the water).Phone (507) 6611 4581
Macca Bite Hotel, Bastimentos
11 suites in a beautiful romantic wooden hotel set on stilts right on the sea. The hotel has large verandas from which to sip your cocktails as the sun goes down opposite. The suites are $200 and $250 each per night. Phone (507) 264-5411 Fax (507) 261-5155http://www.hotelmaccabite.com/
Careening Cay Resort, Carenero
This oceanfront hotel is located on the island point facing west, capturing the refreshing Caribbean breeze. Sit under a thatched rancho and view spectacular sunsets. Careening Cay is just minutes from Bocas Town. The area offers world-class surfing, pristine diving, snorkeling and fishing. Careening Cay Resort has tropical vacation bungalow rentals and fine dining. The menu includes Seafood Bisque, Cosmic Crab Cakes over Caesar Salad, Caribbean King Crab Claws and Grilled Lobster, Burgers, Salads and daily Specials. Frozen original drinks are made with fresh local fruits, and Key Lime Pie!!! Lush coconut palms and gardens surround the property. Rooms can accommodate from two to six people. The large cabins include a fully furnished kitchen with refrigerator, gas stove and microwave oven. Studio cabins are around $75 a night. Phone 011 507 757-9157http://www.bocasdeltorohotels.ws/home.html
Hotel Dona Mara, Careneros
Doña Mara Lodge is located on the most beautiful site of the island of Careneros, in the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, and only two minutes from the Bocas del Toro City. The hotel is within walking distance of to some of the best surf sites of the islands. 6 rooms right on the beach from $65 to $85 a night depending on the season.http://www.donamara.com/
Tierra Verde Hotel, Carenero
Seven bedrooms with en-suite bathrooms as well as a two bedroom suite in a beautiful house right on the water. $65 and $75 a night for either jungle or sea view.Phone 001 (507) 757-9903 http://www.hoteltierraverde.com/reservations.htm
Pargo Rojo, Carenero
The hotel is fashioned in a style typical of the residences of the Guaymies Indians with an open air concept, built in rustic wood and thatched roof right on the water on an 800 sq meters platform. It affords guests the full pleasures of the ocean and its marine life. Pargo Rojo has two cabins with lofts that can accommodate up to 5 people and 3 large rooms with occupancy of up to 7 or 8 people. All of the rooms have private bathrooms, hot showers and fans.
They also offer use of cayucos (typical Indian canoe made of wood) free for the guests. They can be used to cross over to Colón Island, go fishing or just to cruise around.
The restaurant offers an international menu with an emphasis on seafood. Upon request, it also has excellent Middle Eastern dishes.
Garden of Eden, Solarte Island
http://www.gardenofedenbocaspanama.com/main_index.htmlThis hotel is a perfect resort for sightseeing, getting away and relaxing, honeymooners, weddings, private parties & retreats, adventures, and everyone who wants to enjoy what the real Panama has to offer. So instead of thinking of a resort room join with your friends, partners, tourist group and rent your own island! This is an island for adults only. The price for a poolside cabana is $160 a night.Phone 1-561-459-3689
Solarte de Caribe Inn, Solarte Island
The hotel was handcrafted by local Bocas del Toro artisans. Most of the resort was constructed of cedar, which grows indigenously in Panama. The hotel has bedrooms with private bathrooms and it provides an evening meal cooked by the owners. The staff an organise snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing tours, tours of the rainforest and neighbouring islands. It is $80 a night for a double room.Phone 011 (507)-6 488-4775 http://www.solarteinn.com/Index.HTML
Hacienda del Toro, Bocatorito
Hacienda del Toro is on the shores of Dolphin Bay next to the indian village of Bocatorito just 8 miles by our all weather water taxi from Bocas del Toro. The guest cottages offer modern comfort in an island setting. Tropical cottages are positioned hillside to take advantage of comfortable breezes and magical views. From the beds to the original western art, everything good quality.The thatched roof restaurant and bar serves breakfast lunch & dinner. A double room is $150 a night.Phone 011 507 6 612 9159 http://www.haciendadeltoro.com/
Tranquillo Bay, Bocatorito
Tranquilo Bay provides you with six deluxe air-conditioned cabanas, beautiful views, eco-adventure activities, personal attention and fine cuisine. Tranquilo Bay is an owner-operated eco adventure lodge which specializes in all-inclusive adventure eco tours and rejuvenation.The price is $945 per person for three nights (minimum stay) which includes transfers and all food.Phone (507) 380-0721http://www.tranquilobay.com/home.htm
Coral Cay Cabins, Coral Cay
At only 20 minutes by boat from Bocas del Toro town, close to the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park and several Indian communities, surrounded by clear waters with abundant marine fauna, these eco cabins are the ideal place to relax and to enjoy the wild nature enchantments. There are three comfortable private cabins with sea view, beds with mosquito nets and shared bathroom between one or two couples.The restaurant delights you with excellent meals based on seafood with wine.They also offer our tours service to the Marine Park, the Ngobe Indian communities and the coral reefs of the region.Phone (507) 6626-1919http://www.bocas.com/coralcay.htm