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Hacienda del Mar

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Pensacola Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 7 August 2016

We stayed 3 nights in the Admiral Suite, for a whale-watching tour. Everything was excellent and the level of care provided was outstanding. The staff was gracious and extremely accommodating. Our boat captain, Hyro, was very adept at piloting his craft as well as finding sea life to point out to us. The grounds are lovely and meticulously cared for.... More 

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Panama City, Panama
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Reviewed 17 June 2016

We got there in an aprox. 30 minutes flight. I have to point out that everyone from Gerardo who took our reservation to Yelitza and the staff who received us in the island, made sure we felt comfortable and had an amazing time. The Toucan room was just perfect, clean with two double beds and a beautiful porch to enjoy... More 

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Macon, Georgia
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Reviewed 4 April 2016

We spent under a week on Isla San Jose, but it was very rejuvenating. We arrived on a small plane from the national airport near Albrook, in Panama city, after about 40 minutes of flight. We were met plane-side by the resort manager who promptly took us to the resort which was about 30 minutes away. The resort was nice,... More 

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German Michigander
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Reviewed 17 February 2016

The cottages are rustic, and from my experience, poorly maintained. The beaches, diving, swimming are ok when the water is just right, many days the water was too murky to see more than a few feet under the water. The macaws and toucan are good to see as are many of the views, but it is very hard to enjoy... More 

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Chappaqua, New York
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

HDM is a very special place. The setting is spectacular: Rustic cottages perched on a cliff overlooking the Pacific. The service is always with a smile, and guests are treated as if it's a home, not a hotel. You can take meals when you want, keep the bar open until the wee hours, walk on the rocks with no signs... More 

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

If you are looking for a secluded getaway from hustle and bustle, yet still be pampered and doted upon, then Hacienda Del Mar is the place for you. My wife, son (6 years) and I went for a weekend in November, 2015. The views are breathtaking. The service is genuine. The food is, well, above average. Recommended: paddle boards to... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 21 November 2015

I have traveled to many destinations and as a diver am always looking for the unexplored - Isla San Jose is such a place - imagine finding this amazing resort on the island. The resort and island are reached by small plane - private charter is also very reasonable if split between 3 or 4 people. The location is fantastic... More 

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Reviewed 21 November 2015

Frozen food, no fresh fish or else, twice the prices of Panama city. Old furnitures: springs beds unlikely to provide rest. Mosquitoes everywhere at any time. Rooms are labelled "suites", but they are single rooms with no space to stretch. Beautiful site, friendly staff.

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Wisconsin
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Reviewed 1 November 2015

My wife and I needed a break from our hectic schedules. We flew to Isla San Jose from Panama City and enjoyed five spectacular days at the only hotel on this private island. We read by the pool, took walks, kayaked, took the four-wheeler tour, and watched (and heard) many macaws jockey for nesting space in the trees above us.... More 

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davenport, ia
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

When we were asked into an Air Panama club room while waiting for the flight to Hacienda Del Mar, we knew we were in for an exclusive experience. Landing on the island's airstrip, I could imagine Hervé Villechaize yelling "da plane, da plane!" as we arrived. We arrived with another family and we were HDM's only guests for 2 of... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
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  • Suites
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hacienda del Mar offers the most stylish adventure in the Pearl Islands of Panama. Our hotel's unique and spacious air conditioned accommodations blend island charm and modern comfort, all just steps from our majestic white sand beaches. The vacation resort consists of 17 cabanas, each with its own balcony, offering breathtaking panoramic views to the beach, the sea, and the triple canopy forest of the island. Activities include kayaking, snorkeling, ATV tours, Night Safari's, Incredible Inshore and Offshore Fishing......Or relax at the beach or poolside with your favorite drink while watching the Toucan's and Maccaws fly by freely...A Private Island Paradise. Call us!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hacienda del Mar

Address: A Private Island Resort on San Jose Island | Pearl Islands, Panama, Panama Province, Panama
Region: Panama > Panama Province > Pearl Islands > San Jose Island
Price Range: RM1,467 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hacienda del Mar 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
Hacienda Del Mar Hotel San Jose Island
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“Room 14 is a bit further from the main lodge, but offers a great view of the ocean and was fairly quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Sweagle97, 4 Apr 2016 | Read review
“As far as I could tell, all cabanas had amazing ocean-front balconies.”
 of 5 bubbles nathanb301, 28 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Make sure you have a room overlooking the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesR71, 21 Nov 2015 | Read review
“VIP suite had an outstanding view”
 of 5 bubbles scott216, 21 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Book a room on the edge of the ocean!”
 of 5 bubbles sunany1, 20 May 2015 | Read review
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