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Washington, D.C.
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed at Popa Paradise from Monday, Feb 13 until Wednesday, Feb 15. We will be returning to Popa for a future vacation. It is a wonderful place. You want to go here. A disclaimer: Popa is not for everyone. If you are seeking Wi-Fi for every step that you take throughout the resort, this is not the place. If...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you, J and S, for spending a few days with us as part of your honeymoon. What a treat for us as you arrived by helicopter! An exciting event for everyone here, and one that has not occurred in several years. We are glad that you felt at home and were able to relax and be part of the...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a fantastic 5 days at Popa Paradise. The staff and owners made us feel right at home and were attentive to our every need. The food was wonderful. Each meal was prepared and brought to us at our table. Only one buffet. At each meal we were asked about the next meal and if we would like something...

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Vincent R, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Many thanks for choosing Popa Paradise for your vacation, and for sharing your experience with the TA community. We were very happy that you could be here for the beach party and BBQ at Rosie's Bar... an epic evening! We hope to see you again soon. All the best, from the whole team here in paradise. Vince - owner

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Popa Paradise Beach Resort last week. It was a fabulous place to stay. Beautiful sandy beach for swimming and walking. Large pool with a swim up bar. NIce to grab a beer or a Pina Colada while you are in the pool. The staff went out of their way to make sure they could...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hi Tom and Nancy, Thank you for spending a few days with us, and for your kind words. It was fun watching the Superbowl with ya'll; a fun night and a very memorable game! Since we upgraded our internet service we have been able to screen big events when there is interest from our guests; as you saw, it sometimes...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful setting and accommodation, caring staff, and wonderful food plus great excursions. We felt very pampered and cared for. As a vegetarian I appreciated how the chef checked in each morning on her planned menu and checked in again after each meal. The owners (an American and a Canadian couple) are very hands on and it shows!

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello dear guests Jo-Ann and Ted, First of all, thank you for choosing our resort as your vacation destination - we know there are many places to choose from, and we appreciate the opportunity to serve you. Secondly, we thank you for your positive review, in particular the words expressed regarding our results in the kitchen. Cinda and Nesver work...

Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From the moment I made contact with the resort I was welcomed like family. After more or less backpacking for over a month, it was a special treat to go to Popa Paradise for a couple of nights of both relaxation and adventure. My boat transfer arrived on time. My captain Alejandro and I had a great chat in Spanish,...

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Vincent R, Owner at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for spending a couple of days with us, and for your very detailed and complimentary review. It is very gratifying when our efforts are appreciated! Safe travels - hope to see you again some time. Vince - owner

New Smyrna Beach, Florida
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at this resort over the New Year Holiday based on the information provided on the website. They advertise an all adult resort that is all inclusive. Unfortunately, this was not the case. They allow teenagers on the property. We had to endure disrespectful, loud, obnoxious behavior as well as inappropriate attire at meals. This is exactly what we...

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Vincent R, Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

We appreciate the opportunity to respond to this review, and to clear up some "alternative facts" presented therein. I would like to begin by quoting a few lines from my extensive email exchange with this reviewer, where he stated: "The property views were outstanding. Most of the resort staff were outstanding. Most of the food staff were outstanding." "The main...

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As I was going to be celebrating my 50th birthday during our 6 weeks away we wanted to be somewhere very special and memorable to celebrate it - and we definitely found it! WOW Popa Paradise was everything we were looking for plus so much more. The property itself is just incredible but the staff take it to another level....

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

Hello, beautiful people! We are all delighted to see these wonderful and sweet words for us, in respect of the staff, the resort, the nature that surrounds us, and the positive energy here at Popa Paradise. This good energy often comes to us right from guests like you, that are ready and willing to savor the best of this place....

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Italian management greets you and we had a good time despite 3 days of rain. I see there are some comments to the resort made by others, so these are my input: - the boat ride is 40 minutes and the boat is not luxurious. More like a fishing boat, but it is fast, and made to plough...

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PopaManagers, General Manager at Popa Paradise Beach Resort, responded to this review

First of all thank you very much for visiting us, and for having spent some time with us personally. We appreciate you taking the time to describe life at the resort, including quite a lot of useful information in a very clear and concise way. You point out several improvement opportunities, which we will get after as a high priority....

Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Popa Paradise was awasome! -Location like in your dreams, -Staff exceptional (in particolar Bernard and the 2 manger Daniele and Elena always available) -Food typical and always good!! The bar in the pool amazing! I really want to thank you the staff and the other guests, it was a great honeymoon!

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Hello, Sara and Francis. How nice to know that you have had a great time here with us. We are very happy to hear this, especially considering it was your honeymoon. It was very nice to meet you both, and to get to know you a little - it is always a special treat for us to spend time with...

Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We found paradise! After not having visited Bocas del Toro for nearly 20 years, I was amazed by how much has changed. I'd never been to Isla Popa before and it's about a 40 minute boat ride from Bocas town. When we arrived, we were greeted with fresh coconut drinks and hair smiles and escorted up to the clubhouse. Our...

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Hola! Thank you for choosing Popa Paradise as one of the stops on your trip, and thank you for posting your review. We were both 'blown away' by the words you used to describe this place, and how they convey the true essence of this setting and what may be experienced. In particular, the centerpiece of a stay here: the...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Popa Paradise is the only Adults Only (18+) All-Inclusive hotel in Panama. Popa Paradise Beach Resort is located on a stunning island called Isla Popa in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off the Panamanian coast in the Caribbean Sea. We are located about 30 minutes away from Bocas del Toro by boat. Stay with us for an unforgettable vacation where you can relax, snorkel in beautiful clear water and visit the amazing outer islands. Our chef creates a spectacular, tasty, unique and healthy menu and can cater to vegetarians and vegans, which is all included in our all inclusive rate. We have a large range of activities and excursions from diving, fishing, zip lines to the spectacular Zapatilla islands marine park or simply relax by our swimming pool and enjoy a Popa Paradise cocktail at our swim up bar, enjoy a massage in the spa or take a walk on one of our stunning beaches. Our new beach bar and restaurant "Rosie's" is great for cool drinks on the beach all day and at night beach BBQs, bonfires, and occasionally live music under the stars. Our dedicated team of professionals will take care of your every need and ensure you have a memorable stay at our boutique resort. We look forward to meeting you at Popa Paradise - barefoot luxury! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Popa Paradise Beach Resort

Address: Punta Laurel | Bocas del Toro, Isla Popa, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Popa
Price Range: ₹ 20,364 - ₹ 25,741 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Popa Paradise Beach Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“If you like to sleep with fresh air (although a bit warm), with the sound of waves crashing, book the oceanview casitas! So very relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles Shari_Photo, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Casita 6 was perfect, right in front of the beach, very private, gorgeous views plus surrounded by nature”
 of 5 bubbles SarahL260, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I'd recommend an ocean casita. Some have better paved walkways than others.”
  • Back deck.
  • 2nd bed on request. No netting.
  • Private deck behind the casita. Cannot walk directly down to the beach.
  • View from Casita #6.
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  • Private deck behind the casita above the beach.
 of 5 bubbles suzinyc, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Pretty but basic. Can't leave the doors open because there are no screens. Be prepared - ALL paper products go in the trash bin - no flushing anything on the island. ”
 of 5 bubbles jnmma, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“"Luxury suite"! Huge nice balcony and great view”
 of 5 bubbles , 12 Dec 2016 | Read review
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