Chiriquí Province Hotels



La Buena Vida

At a Glance


  • central location close to dive shops, beach, and restaurants
  • great value


  • often booked full

La Buena Vida Review

Charming fauna-themed villas showcase the U.S. owners' attention to detail at this small lodge. The Gecko Villa, for example, comes complete with tiled geckos in the shower and bedroom, the latter's eyes functioning as bed lights. In the middle of Santa Catalina's "downtown," La Buena Vida has a vegetarian restaurant ($) that is open for breakfast and lunch. The owners also run the adjacent hostel Boarders Haven, which, due to its small size, can easily be rented in full by a small group of budget travelers seeking a bit of privacy.

    Hotel Details

  • 3 rooms.
  • Rate includes no meals.
  • No credit cards.
Updated: 07-22-2012

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