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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 5 July 2008

I was booked into this hotel from a day tour I'd signed up for (barefootpanama.com) I was a little nervous about it because I don't speak Spanish and it was a small property. However, it wasn't a problem. Charlie speaks English and was able to help me find the beaches best for snorkeling. The hotel itself is very nice but...

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 25 March 2008

just got back from an island trip to Panama. Yes, charley and the villa romantica are delightful but say adios. it's closing april 8 thereabouts. charlie sold it to a bunch of international developers and it's being torn down (yes, demolished) to make way, in two years or so, for contradura's first time share and spa facility. charley is still...

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Georgia
Reviewed 28 February 2008

We had a wonderful stay in October. We were the only guests for a few days and they treated us like royalty. You couldn't ask for a better place!

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Panama
Reviewed 12 September 2007

Danny y Andrea. PANAMA Superb! This whole trip was a honeymoon gift from my parents, and they could not have picked a better place. Quite and apart from the rest of the hotels, villa romantica really steps up to its name. The vista from its restaurant is breath-taking, we saw a hunch back whale jump right there when we werehaving...

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Texas
Reviewed 18 June 2007

As most reviews here already say, the Villa Romantica is an excellent choice for lodging if you are staying on Contadora. The entire staff is extremely friendly. The owner, Charlie, will do everything to make you feel welcome and help you out. Our room was extremely clean. The air conditioning worked good. The room had DirectTV satellite television. The beach...

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Austin, TX
Reviewed 6 May 2007

My father and I had the privilage of staying here last month. We had a great time. Charlie and his staff are great hosts and went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed. We had a small problem with the toilet which was promptly fixed. You can't beat the view from the restaraunt! The food...

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Canada
Reviewed 10 April 2007

that was our third trip to the island - what a hidden "Pearl" and thanks Charly and VILLA ROMANTICA we had the most enjoyable stay plus great food and spacious rooms - a dream-location ! Thank you Charly and thanks to the stuff and the great cook! See you soon...Angelika Also thanks to Guillermo from Corrall Dream..beautiful snorkeltrip through the...

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Boston
Reviewed 13 March 2007

Villa Romantica is in a perfect spot - perched over the best beach on Contadora and a short distance from "downtown", i.e. the airstrip and shops. Charlie and the multilingual staff are very friendly and helpful. Our room was big, clean and comfortable, with a powerful air conditioner and satellite TV. The restaurant is the best on the island -...

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Rome
Reviewed 1 March 2007

My family and I spent 3 fantastic weeks in Panamá. This country is really fantastic to visit! Friendly people, fascinating historical sites, wonderful and multifarious nature, fantastic climate, gorgeous beaches and islands, interesting cities, etc… Without a doubt the most marvelous place we have visited was Isla Contadora, especially VILLA ROMANTICA. This place was strongly recommended to us from several...

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canada
Reviewed 16 February 2007

date: january 2007 klaus and sonja hollenbach, mclennan rd. vernon, bc., v1b 3s7, canada thanks charlie, you made our stay on contadora island unforgettable. we were so thankful, that we ended up at your hotel and thanks to andre for the unforgettable dining experiences we had and last not least thanks to franz, who was a wonderful server and also...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • 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: RM678 - RM1,669 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mar & Oro 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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Villa Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
Romantica Hotel Contadora Island
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