Met our expectations totally. Enjoyed the view, a short distance from downtown. Breakfast was great. Staff were very helpful with directions even though their English was limited, as was our Spanish. They called to book a tour for us and let us in early when we arrived. Room was clean and nice, good security, was a pretty new place.
Tucked away in the hills above Boquete on a 45 hectare farm, this is a great mountain getaway. It's really a 15-20 minute drive north of the town, so you have to be willing to drive a windy road if you're doing tours, but it's worth it. We were in quiet comfort, surrounded by birds who were attracted by the food left for them by the staff. We saw more birds here than we did on any of our walks. You can wander around the grounds and go off on several trails, as well as traipsing through the coffee plants--we got lost at one point and just headed through the trees in the general direction till we hit the hotel grounds again. A large breakfast was included and, although we were disappointed that the restaurant is under remodeling, the bar restaurant had excellent food--just a limited menu that was always the same.
The family that owned it for generations had to sell three years ago so there is new management. We had hoped to meet the family so that was a surprise, but there is a lot of history anyway.
Absolutely gorgeous location high above Boquete. The 4km gravel road is narrow and bumpy. Strongly suggest a four-wheel drive vehicle. We did it in a small sedan. It was difficult, but we made it, and it was well worth it. Very friendly and helpful staff. Excellent food. Beautiful surroundings. We will stay here again!!!!!!
Extreme comfort with a country setting and beauty. Spotless but well appointed so it looked cozy and comfortable. Felt just like visiting a friend. We had perfect weather and the staff was very attentive without being obtrusive. Would recommend highly.
Jennifer from Panama
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One of the prettiest places that I have ever stayed. The view, gardens, the sound of the Rio Palo Alto, and the room all exceeded my expectations. And the entire staff were excellent, particularly Judy and Robert. Just returned from Panama two days ago and want to return soon.