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La Buena Vida

Main Street (in front of school) | 600 Meters From the Beach, Santa Catalina 60745, Panama
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Overview
  • Excellent74%
  • Very good17%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
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Bar/Lounge
Kitchenette
Private Balcony
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is very basic accommodation, but it is clean and safe. Unfortunately, there were power outages the 2 nights we were there, which means no lights, no hot water, no cel phone recharge, but worse of all, no air conditioning. The result is that the...More

Thank PauloK1973
Response from Michelle M, Owner at La Buena VidaResponded 1 week ago

This review breaks my heart... really! With all the artistic details from mosaic butterfly mirror, to metal mermaid towel hooks, La Buena Vida is anything but basic. Yes, the entire village has been experiencing power outages recently, however, our hot water is heated with propane...More

Reviewed 14 May 2017

I was in Santa Catalina for a 2 week diving trip, and stayed at La Buena Vida for the entire trip. The location of this wonderful hotel is unbeatable. 5 mins walking distance to EVERYTHING :-) . Dive Shops, restaurants, Supermarkets and the beach. I...More

Thank spestonji
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Love love love this restaurant. I was in SC for 3 weeks and ate here almost every day without getting sick of it. The food is fresh and they have lots of healthy and vegetarian options (hard to find). They also make awesome smoothies and...More

Thank Anthea S
Reviewed 22 February 2017

My wife and I stayed here 4 nights to visit the Unesco Coiba National Park. We arrived by taxi($30) from Sona as the hourly bus was standing room only. We were met by the manager, Ian, who checked us in at the roadside restaurant/office and...More

Thank Gene J
Response from Michelle M, Owner at La Buena VidaResponded 1 March 2017

Thanks so much Gene for all the details here! It helps readers and future guests to see just how centrally located we are, close to the majority of restaurants, all the dive/snorkel outfitters and both grocery stores. Plus, just one mile (about 15 minutes walking)...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017

My friend and I stayed for days at La Buena Vida in January while diving in Santa Catalina. We stayed in the Bird Villa and we loved it. The staff was very friendly and professional. The villa was great. The restaurant serves the best breakfast...More

Thank Benjamin P
Response from Michelle M, Owner at La Buena VidaResponded 1 March 2017

Thank you Benjamen P for the great complement on the restaurant and your overall stay. We hope to have a better Internet option available in Santa Catalina soon. Until then, future travelers should know Santa Catalina still remains a great place to disconnect.

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Amenities
  • Top amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Hotel Amenities
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room amenities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Details
  • Price range
  • US$ 50 - US$ 110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
  • Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
  • Suites ,
  • Kitchenette
  • Number of rooms
  • 4
  • Location
  • Panama >
  • Veraguas Province >
  • Santa Catalina
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