Seagullcove Lodge

Camino por la playa piedrita, Calle Gone Fishing, on left just before town, Boca Chica, Panama

This hillside hotel sports Mediterranean decor with its arched doorways, terra-cotta flooring, and manicured gardens. The spotless bungalows have high ceilings, hand-painted ceramic sinks, and barrel-tile roofs. They come with satellite TV and other modern amenities, but their best selling points are the terrace views of the forest and bay. There is a tiny pool, and a long stairway that leads past the bungalows to a sliver of beach and a dock where you can leave for island trips or enjoy a drink at the Tiki Bar. The open-air restaurant ($$–$$$$) has the best view on the property, serving light lunches and delightful dinners ranging from grilled tenderloin to shrimp pasta. Expats and travelers alike flock to the Tiki Bar on Saturday night for dancing, drinks, and BBQ specials.


  • great views of the bay
  • good food
  • friendly service


  • steep stairs
  • small grounds
  • bugs can be a problem


Phones: 507-851–0036 | 786-735–1475-in U.S.


Rate Includes: 5 bungalows Breakfast