Replenish your body and soul in Panama’s tropical sunshine. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of our water’s edge setting.
Bocas del Mar Hotel in Chiriqui is a stunning boutique hotel with modern, luxury features. In a privileged coastal location on the mainland at Boca Chica, it is perfectly positioned for a completely relaxing vacation. In 2019 we were voted Top Hotel in Panama in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Awards.
Hotel accommodations are in twenty large, contemporary-style bungalow guest rooms. All rooms are set in tropical gardens alongside the glistening blue water; open your drapes each morning and the Pacific Ocean is there to greet you!
Here your day can be as chilled or as adventurous as you want it to be. Bathe in our two beautiful inviting infinity-style pools, sun yourself on our wide terraces or small private cove, or let us take care of you in our stylish restaurant and bar. And all the time you’ll be taking in the gorgeous surrounding views of the sailboats on the water and the islands beyond.
The Gulf of Chiriqui area enjoys a tropical climate and average daytime temperatures all year round of 82º Fahrenheit (28º C), with slightly cooler temperatures at night. The average humidity is 70%. Rainfall is much lower than the rest of the country meaning we have more hours of sunshine per day. Between December and April there is virtually no rain. The area is totally hurricane free- this is a destination to vacation in all year round.
We have an open-sided massage studio for optional wellness treatments and covered yoga deck over the water (see below). Also a petanque french ball game court and golf driving range for courtesy guest use. Also kayak use is included as a courtesy for TripTribe groups.
Round-trip transportation to and from Enrique Malek International Airport / David Aiport (DAV) is included on the first and last day of the trip. It takes 1 hour to get to the venue from the airport.
Sleeps up to 2, Contains 1 full/double bed
One of our spacious full-size double guest rooms (either king or queen bed) for use for single occupancy. Can also take two people if needed.
Sleeps up to 3, Contains 1 king or queen bed and 1 twin bed
A modern design spacious bungalow-style guest room, with walk in closet, spacious bathroom with separate tub and walk in shower and stunning views across the gardens towards the ocean. This room containts a Queen bed and a twin for 2 people and a rollaway for a third person can be added on request. More of this room type may be available on reqest.
Sleeps up to 2, Contains 1 king or queen bed
A modern design spacious bungalow-style guest room, with walk in closet, spacious bathroom with separate tub and walk in shower and stunning views across the gardens towards the ocean. A rollaway bed for a second or third person can be added.
Nestling amidst a stunning tropical paradise, Bocas del Mar Hotel in Boca Chica offers the perfect base for discovering the region. This is the gateway to the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine National Park with its many luxuriant green islands, palm-tree-fringed white beaches and an incredible variety of wildlife, right on the hotel’s doorstep!
We have our own private dock at the hotel, ideal for everything from going beach-hopping to nearby bathing beaches in water taxis, touring the national park by boat or setting off on a sports fishing trip.
Our trip program is varied and we even run our own comfortable excursion boat with a daily tour schedule in the Gulf of Chiriqui.
We have activities on sea and land, from water sports, romantic, fun evening sunset cruises or exciting trips in the Gulf or off-road ATV experiences.
The highlands of Panama and their coffee plantations and indigineous peoples are just over 1 hour away.
Back at the hotel we offer a soothing oceanside massage studio, with one side open to hear the waves, where optional massage and beauty treatments are available.
We offer two gorgeous infinity-style pools for bathing and relaxing.
We have a small beach, except at low tide, where our yoga pavilion is located (see pavilion in photographs) which is suitable for relaxing on in an oceanside hammock or for yoga.
A variety of beaches for bathing can be reached by optional water taxis or boat trips.
David airport, for flight connections to Panama City, is 50 minutes away and the Panamerican highway, linking to Panama City is 20 minutes away.
We include all three meals in these prices with a mixture of buffet and sit-down style but we are also open to talk about just a bed and breakfast or breakfast and dinner options instead. Also, we welcome questions on menu and food options from prospective trip leaders. We can plan special welcome BBQs or buffets, or family meals, or people can come and go as they choose. Let us know how we can help We have a lovely on-site bar & restaurant, in the top 10 ranking in the whole province on TripAdvisor, with views towards the ocean. Dining is overlooking our magical tropical gardens and the waters of the Pacific. The menu is a mixture of international bistro style with some Panamanian dishes. We also have a bar snack menu during the day. There are a couple of nice eating places nearby (short walk or brief water taxi) for alternative dining out on some nights of your choice, with lovely natural locations too.
My yoga retreat, As Above, So Below, was fantastic. Our "tribe leaders" Tra and Cat were fantastic and worked very hard to make sure that everyone was enjoying themselves. They coordinated the yoga planning, accommodations, meals and activities for our group of 15. They left no stone unturned and I would not hesitate to join them again.
Awesome! All of it and everyone.