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Vleteren, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It was the first time we visited Panama and we choose resort Bocas Del mar. Just heaven on earth! The view, the staff, the restaurant, the rooms, the guide, .... everything and everyone is the best. We always want to have a quiet vacation and here we found it ! The restaurant is also very good! We will come back!

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review of your stay. It was a pleasure to take care of you and we hope that you will come back soon! Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Boquete, Panama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Bocas Del Mar with the intention of being "Noodles" for 3 days - no rush, no fuss, just peace and quiet. And it was that and so much more! We live an hour and a half away, packed very sparingly (no makeup!), and got there easily. The bungalow we had was perfect - very isolated and private...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind and gracious review of your recent stay. We did smile when we read the term ‘Noodles’ as we had not heard it before, however, we see it is a good description of a few days here on the edge of the Pacific Ocean with us in Boca Chica. Not forgetting of course that...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are just finishing up our 7 night stay at this beautiful boutique hotel on the Pacific coast. The quality of guest service is outstanding. Staff work very hard to remember guests' names and preferences. Any and every request is met with a gracious response from all staff and consistent follow up by one of the managers to ensure that...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We really appreciate your thorough review of your stay. Thank you for sharing your opinion with other TripAdvisor users. Everyone aims to provide the right level of personal attention to meet our guests’ needs, while maintaining their privacy. Your comments are very motivating for all the team. We are especially delighted you enjoyed your trip and activity options with Miha....

New York
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Upon our arrival ,my husband started to apologize to our 21 & 19 yr old children , he was saying he was sorry that we brought them to an isolated quiet place " most romantic in Panama . BOY was he wrong . We had the best family vacation filled with adventure, laughter, amazement and just Family Fun .Every thing...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome and detailed review! It was a pleasure for all of us to take care of your family and provide you with a great vacation experience. We are especially thrilled that everyone found the right level of fun, adventure and relaxation with us. Your individual praise for so many of our team is much appreciated –...

Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Very pleasant stay. Friendly manager, a Belgian and friendly staff who do their upmost best to make your stay enjoyable. A lot off things to do around, perfect whale watching, not to far away, nice beaches and great for birdwatching.

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for reaching out to other TripAdvisor users with your recommendation. We enjoyed taking care of you and are glad that you enjoyed the possible activity options in the area. Kind regards, Hotel Bocas del Mar

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for three nights. We had two nights booked in a standard bungalow initially, but asked for and upgrade to the bungalow with hottub, plus an extra night. This was possible and we were very happy with this. Sitting g in the hottub, overlooking the bay, is just perfectly relaxing, and what a holiday is all about. The...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We are delighted to receive your review and are pleased that you had such a good stay. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your chosen deluxe guest room as well, with terrace hot tub. We’re also especially proud to receive your comments on the service you received which is very motivating to all the team. Please do visit us again. Kind regards,...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Panama has surprises everywhere, but many of them are not good ones.... except Bocas Del Mar! Somehow, in a country with crazy roads and somewhat dysfunctional 'systems', this hotel manages to deliver what others cannot: a first rate experience in a beautiful location. The food in the restaurant is lovely and the breakfasts are plentiful. This place provided a wonderful...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We really appreciate your review, thank you. As winners of the 2017 TripAdvisor travelers’ choice prize for the best customer service in Panama, we are continualy striving to offer all our guests a wonderful break. It was a pleasure to take care of you and please come again soon, Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Ojochal, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Very spacious and confortable rooms. Restaurant is good. Staff is polite and provides good service. Hotel site is spectacular ocean front location. The best is the islands out front of hotel that are an archipelago with white sand beaches and aqua blue water! Amazing! Fishing out of control! Big game fish in shallow water. If you like boats and unexplored,...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

Thank you for your 5 star review. It was a pleasure to have you to stay at Hotel Bocas del Mar. We are thrilled that you enjoyed the comfort of our spacious guest rooms and your dining experiences. Although we are on the mainland, convenient for the PanAmerican highway, we also have easy access to tour the beautiful islands of...

Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We had a wonderful time just before Christmas here. Very gracious staff, well-kept gardens and grounds, beautiful pools and lovely food. There was lots to do as well in such a beautiful area. Well done to the guys from these happy and satisfied customers.

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We are delighted to receive your review and to know that everything was to your satisfaction. All the team works hard to ensure our guests have the best stay with us possible. We hope you will visit us again soon. Kind regards, The Hotel Bocas del Mar team

Georgia Coast, Georgia
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I re-read the other reviewers thinking I missed something, I agree the views are beautiful, however the experience, as a whole was a big disappointment considering it was meant to be a tropical get away. The only activity that was free was the pool and we did not come to Panama to sit next to a pool. The so-called beach...

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HotelBocasdelMar, Manager at Hotel Bocas del Mar, responded to this review

We aim for all our guests to have the best experience possible with us. We personally meet all our hotel guests but we cannot find anybody from Georgia who stayed in our hotel in December 2016 so we are unclear at this time about the origin of this review. Can you kindly please get in personal touch with us by...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. We were TripAdvisor Travelers' Choice Award Winners in 2016 for the Top Hotel for Service in Panama. Our focus is on quality customer service and attention to detail. We have 20 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! Choose from several room types; from our spacious king or queen bed bungalows through to the exceptional Premier Suite. There's a gourmet restaurant & bar on site and we have not one but TWO stunning infinity-style pools to bathe in. There is also a small beach, except at high tide, and we have our own dock to head to more 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. Plus a massage studio (advance reservation required). Just 5 minutes by car or watertaxi from Boca Chica village. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Bocas del Mar

Address: | Gulf of Chiriqui, Boca Chica, Panama
Region: Panama > Chiriqui Province > Boca Chica
Price Range: RM634 - RM1,249 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Bocas del Mar 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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“Room 14 was spacious and right outside infinity pool”
 of 5 bubbles LinnyKTakomaPark_MD, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“We had a 2 floor Villa, the first flor it was the room, the second - a living room, 2 bathrooms and 2 terraces, with an almost private pool.”
 of 5 bubbles 665leap, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The connecting road, from PanAm HWY. Is long...25km, and extended sections are pot holes and gravel”
 of 5 bubbles JoePollard3, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Bungalows 11 and 12 offer the most privacy and great views.”
 of 5 bubbles queenzelda2016, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent. We enjoyed being close to the dining room.”
 of 5 bubbles Canadiantraveler8888, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
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