Hotel Hibiscus Garden

Playa Lagartero, 10 km (6 miles) northeast of Santa Catalina, , Panama

Ten kilometers (6 miles) before Santa Catalina is this simple but comfortable and affordable lodge at Playa Lagartero on the Gulf of Montijo. Rustically accented rooms employ driftwood and local resources creatively; each has a patio with hammock. There's a shared kitchen for guests to use, and a restaurant serving burgers, sandwiches, seafood, and pasta. The German-owned hotel runs birding tours along a nearby river and horseback rides on the long, virtually abandoned beach, which is named for the small alligators, or lagartos, that populate the area's rivers.

PROS

  • relaxed location
  • good restaurant
  • great value

CONS

  • many mosquitoes on beach
  • resident dogs and cats might be a problem for those with allergies
  • breakfast not included

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Casual
On the beach
Practical Base

HOTEL INFO

Phones: -6615–6097

HOTEL DETAILS

8 rooms, 1 dorm
Rate Includes: No meals

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