Hotel Bocas del Toro

Calle 2, next to Hotel Limbo, Bocas del Toro, Panama

This attractive waterfront hotel was designed by a boat builder, so it's no coincidence that guest rooms, with their polished hardwoods and nautical decor, look as if they could be on a yacht. The bilingual staff is possibly the most helpful in town, and take their cue from the engaging owner. Rooms vary in size and price, but all have flat-screen TVs, orthopedic mattresses, coffee makers, balconies, Wi-Fi, and a blue-and-white nautical motif to complement the dark wood. More expensive ocean-view rooms are quieter than the town-view units. If you don't mind the climb, request spacious room #11 on the top floor with a large balcony overlooking the water. The open-air restaurant serves a good mix of Panamanian and international fare, with an ocean view. Day trips and in-room massages can be arranged. As an ambassador for promoting ecotourism, the owner has won several awards for sustaining and enhancing the geographical character of Bocas del Toro.


  • on the water
  • superb staff
  • very clean rooms


  • ocean-view rooms are somewhat pricey for Bocas
  • occasional low water pressure


Phones: 507-757–9771 | 507-757–9018


10 rooms, 1 suite
Rate Includes: Breakfast