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El Remanso - Green Parrot Studio Apartment, 28 steps to the beach

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The RemansoB & B
This is the beach just 26 steps in front of the apartment
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3 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
1 night minimum
Private Room
Isla Saboga is a nature lover's paradise. Unspoiled beaches and tropical jungle only 35 miles from Panama City, at the gateway to the Pearl Islands. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, before all the development during the 20th century, you can perhaps begin to appreciate what Isla Saboga and the Pearl Islands has to offer. It is perhaps one of the world's last unspoiled archipelagos, and the fact that it is only 35 miles from vibrant Panama City makes it even more special. Our home is part of the El Encanto beach development, an eco-friendly grouping of tree-top villas overlooking the beaches on the west side of Isla Saboga. El Encanto has a palapa-style restaurant on the beach, which supplies kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas, and also coordinates activiti...Isla Saboga is a nature lover's paradise. Unspoiled beaches and tropical jungle only 35 miles from Panama City, at the gateway to the Pearl Islands. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, before all the development during the 20th century, you can perhaps begin to appreciate what Isla Saboga and the Pearl Islands has to offer. It is perhaps one of the world's last unspoiled archipelagos, and the fact that it is only 35 miles from vibrant Panama City makes it even more special. Our home is part of the El Encanto beach development, an eco-friendly grouping of tree-top villas overlooking the beaches on the west side of Isla Saboga. El Encanto has a palapa-style restaurant on the beach, which supplies kayaks, beach chairs and umbrellas, and also coordinates activities such as fishing and sailing for guests. Our Green Parrot studio apartment is located beneath our main house, and is a hotel-room sized unit with a king bed and an additional queen sofa bed to accommodate up to 4 guests. It has a well equipped kitchen, flat screen TV with USB port and satellite connection, and fully tiled bath. The apartment has air conditioning and a ceiling fan as well for those few days when the sea breeze lies down. A concrete patio with patio furniture overlooks the beach only 75 feet away. Our Flipkey listing is for the studio apartment, but if your party is larger than 4, we do have 2 additional bedrooms available at an extra cost. Please inquire if you need more space than the studio apartment. A 1 hour and 45 minute ferry ride from the Trump Tower brings you directly to the dock on Saboga, where we will meet you and bring you back to the house For US TV history buffs, the 7th season of 'Survivor' was filmed here on Saboga, and two additional seasons were shot here in the Pearl Islands as well. 'Survivor' is now an international franchise, and Turkey has just completed filming its own 'Survivor' on neighboring Mogo Mogo island. Whale watching is a favorite activity during the months of July through October, when the humpback whales from Antarctica migrate here to the Bay of Panama to give birth to their calves and escape the cold Antarctic winter. Whales are regularly observed directly from shore, and you can hire a boat to get an even closer look. The Panama Whale Watching Tours operates out of neighboring Contadora, and offers daily tours from June through September. Please note - if your party is larger than 4 people, FlipKey''s pricing matrix will be incorrect. Our listing here is for our Green Parrot Studio Apartments on the lower level of the house. The studio apartment will sleep 4 maximum. Larger parties will need one or both of our upper bedroom suites as well. Please contact us for a quote if you need the additional space. * Breakfast is not included More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
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Reviewed 16 January 2020

Our second visit to Saboga and El Remanso. We were a bit concerned that visiting over New Year the beaches would be overrun with holidaymakers, but we needn't have worried, the island was still beautifully quiet and empty. Stayed in the upstairs Eagle and Hummingbird...More

Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 31 March 2019

My wife, two pre-teens and I spent three days and two nights on Saboga Island at the El Remanso B&B. It was the highlight of our trip to Panama. Our host picked us up at the dock the day we arrived as promised and introduced...More

Date of stay: March 2019
Thank 4breton
Reviewed 17 December 2018 via mobile

Many people romanticize about living on their own island. Here you can have that romantic experience with your sweetheart if you want it. The island is quite large if you want to do some serious hiking. It’s great to work up a sweat then go...More

Date of stay: December 2018
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Companion480916, VR Owner at El Remanso - Green Parrot Studio Apartment, 28 steps to the beach, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review! We enjoy having you stay with us, and look forward to the next time!

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Perfect place to stay on the beautiful, peaceful island of Saboga. Very comfortable, well-equipped room/kitchenette and balcony (Sandpiper Studio) and outside space with gorgeous beach and sunset view. Spectacular island with numerous wide, empty beaches, great snorkelling on W side from ferry dock, nice forest...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank floridanature
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review!

Reviewed 18 July 2018

El Remanso is a great spot to get away and relax. The scenery is beautiful and the house has everything you could ever need to have a comfortable stay. I spent days swimming, whale watching and hiking. It was a phenomenal trip and I plan...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank hyprbikz
Management response:Responded 24 August 2018

Thanks for the great review! See you again next summer!

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Reviewed 13 July 2018

A friend of mine suggested I visit the Pearl Islands. She had been to Contadora and Saboga and loved both. She went on about how beautiful and serene Saboga was and assured me that I would love it. She was so right. I received a...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank SeeJimmi
Management response:Responded 13 July 2018

Thanks for the wonderful review! You guys were great guests, and we hope you come back again.

Reviewed 8 June 2018

From arrival upon departure spent 3 lovely days on Saboga Island. Welcomed by our host, we discovered the the venue, rented one of the studios (with a kitchenette) for our children and a room for us, suited perfectly our needs. The direct access to the...More

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Xenia V
Management response:Responded 10 June 2018

Thanks for staying with us and for the great review! We are glad you had a good time. Come back and see the whales between July and September!

Reviewed 25 March 2018

Clean and complete furnished room for 4 adults. Sofa bed excellent for 2 people. Nice view. Warm attention from Jennifer ready to let you know the village and other points of view on Pacific ocean.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank MICHEL S
Management response:Responded 26 March 2018

Thanks for staying with us!

Reviewed 10 December 2017

El Remanso on Isla Saboga is one of Panama’s best kept secrets! If you are looking for an extremely quiet and secluded place to totally relax in paradise, look no further. Lee and Jennifer will tend to all of your needs on the island, from...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank TheSiepmanns
Management response:Responded 12 December 2017

We were again lucky with the quality guests we had visit Saboga. The Siepmanns' were perfect guests and very easy to please. Guests like the Siepmanns makes it easy to want to keep hosting. We hope they return!

Reviewed 26 January 2017

Unspoilt but comfortable. There are very few places that can boast of that. In Jennifer and Lee's House you have all the facilities of an impressive house few steps away from paradise beaches where rarely you are going to find someone else. The Island is...More

Date of stay: January 2017
Thank _rafaelmolinamo
Management response:Responded 28 January 2017

Thanks for your wonderful review. Come back any time!

Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Air Conditioning
Grill
Blender
Boat Available
Ceiling Fans
Suitable For Children Under 5
Deck
Refrigerator
Hairdryer
Internet Access
Linens Provided
Microwave
Ocean Views
Outdoor Dining Area
Patio
Safe
Cable/satellite TV
Soap/Shampoo Provided
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Water Views
Waterfront
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
A Winter Sun Getaway
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About the neighbourhood
Isla Saboga is an undeveloped island in the bay of Panama, just 35 miles from Panama City. Dozens of secluded, deserted beaches and miles of trails through the tropical jungle are here to explore. Or you can just relax on some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Saboga was the filming location for three seasons of CBS's Survivor TV series, and it retains all the beauty and natural environment. If you can imagine what Hawaii must have been like 100 years ago, Saboga and the Pearl Islands will give you a hint.
Getting around
Most transportation on the island is by foot. There are numerous trails and dirt roads that lead to secluded beaches to explore, and the village on the other side of the island is only a 10 minute walk away. We have a couple of Polaris 4-wheelers and are happy to run guests over to town for a quick trip, or to show you the island. Most other transportation is by panga, the small fishing boats that the locals use to take guests fishing, snorkeling, whale watching or island hopping. We have several pangueros we use and are happy to help arrange trips. Pangas can come pick you up at the beach directly in front of the house.
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