Hotel Bocas del Mar

About Hotel Bocas del Mar

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.

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Activities at Hotel Bocas del Mar

Sundown & Mangroves Boat Trip

Explore many miles of pristine, dense mangroves in Bocas del Mar’s own excursion boat. Head out late afternoon and cruise gently along the serene waterways surrounded by amazing river forest vegetation. Take our binoculars with you and spot the huge variety of birdlife as you journey Finish the voyage as the sun sets majestically over the Pacific Ocean Calming & romantic Trip includes drinks (wine, beer, sodas etc.) served on board

Island Beach-hopping Mini Cruise

Take our 4 hour ‘Discovery’ trip in our comfortable modern boat from our own dock. Head out into the stunning Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park with our local captain to the islands of the gulf, see the marine life with the breeze in your hair and feel the warm tropical air and sand between your toes on pristine white beaches. It normally stops at up to two islands, which typically include (depending on the time of year): Beautiful Isla Bolaños for (optional) snorkeling and swimming. Snorkel kit included Isla Gámez for tropical beach relaxation (why not book an optional light picnic?) Following a circular route by modern 26ft boat through many islands look out for possible sightings of dolphins, turtles, manta ray (flying fish) and other marine life

Whale-watching (July-October)

On everyone’s wish list is to view one of nature’s most intriguing and beautiful creations. Between late July and late October enjoy a local islands and beach mini cruise in the Gulf of Chiriqui with the added bonus of viewing the humpbacked whales basking and breaching close by sometimes with their young babies, in the waters of the Gulf of Chiriqui. We head off to the area where humpback whales are found from Bocas del Mar own dock in our own comfortable excursion boat, giving time for a calm viewing. Afterwards enjoy some beach time on up to 2 gorgeous tropical beaches and a gentle boat ride around the islands.