We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Otro Lado

Save
Share
Traveller (253)
Room & Suite (81)
Pool & Beach (46)
Overview
Bahia de Portobelo, Portobelo Panama See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Beachfront
Pool
Non-Smoking Rooms
4 Star accommodation
Reviews (115)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveller rating
64
13
3
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
64
13
3
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviews infinity pool panama city spirit house local art tropical paradise boat ride great kayaking howler monkeys retreat luxury property beaches bay lado jungle nature ruins
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 5 of 80 reviews
Reviewed 19 August 2018

As you jump in the boat to cross the bay, you know this won’t be a traditional boring hotel. A wonderful setting on the water, you feel you are miles from everywhere, tucked away on the jungle edges. The rooms were fabulous - an eclectic...More

Thank Londoncubana
Reviewed 7 August 2018

When arriving the compound you are immediately impacted by the order and greenery of the jungle, seldom this is found together. Once in the retreat (and I fully agree with that name) you continue to find a perfect balance between great service and personal space....More

Thank PTYAlexis1964
Reviewed 27 April 2018

A great place to relax and overcome jet lag. Most of the other guests were Panamanian, but we always felt more than welcome. A few staff members speak English, but when we had to rely on my very rusty Spanish, everyone was gracious and complimentary....More

Thank Marlys S
Response from ElOtroLado_Portobelo, Director Comercial at El Otro LadoResponded 6 June 2018

Dear Marlys, Thank you very much for giving us a little of your valuable time sharing your experience in our property in this space. It makes us happy to know that they spent a good time and that they discovered a little of what Portobelo...More

Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. We went there for a long weekend and enjoyed the calm, the views, spectacular walks in the jungle, the absolutely top notch food and service and most of all, the cabins and hotel rooms are unbelievably great. Make sure to book...More

Thank Christian V
Reviewed 16 March 2018

The location is amazing, far away from tourism and noise. House, restaurant, pool, gardens and common spaces are so well decorated, you can see that the owner is an artist ! - and you wish you could have some of these colourful objects at home...More

1  Thank Discover_by_travelli
View more reviews
About
Description
El Otro Lado is a private retreat situated in an exceptional enclave of Portobelo Bay, mixing design, culture, nature and luxury in a unique manner in order to offer its guests authentic, exclusive and More custom-made experiences.Situated just over an hour from Panama City, and surrounded by the National Park of Portobelo, El Otro Lado is the perfect place to relax and disconnect while contemplating the exuberant vegetation. With views of the sea, its four exclusive houses of eclectic tropical design integrate simple details with traditional handicraft of the Atlantic Coast.A streak of truly unforgettable experiences, El Otro Lado will take you to a harmonious and dreamlike place which is equipped with all the comforts of modern life. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Restaurant
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Beachfront
Room Service
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$ 539 - US$ 713 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
El Otro Lado Hotel Portobelo
,
El Otro Lado Panama/Portobelo
Location
Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Hotel class
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
4
Price range
US$ 539 - US$ 713 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
El Otro Lado Hotel Portobelo
,
El Otro Lado Panama/Portobelo
Location
Panama > Colon Province > Portobelo
Photos
Traveller (253)
Room & Suite (81)
Pool & Beach (46)
Dining (41)
Family and Play Areas (10)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Coconut Grove Lodge
14 reviews
14.10 km away
Radisson Colon 2000 Hotel & Casino
338 reviews
33.51 km away
Meryland Hotel
20 reviews
33.74 km away
New Washington Hotel
57 reviews
34.17 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 15 nearby restaurants
Captain Jack's
160 reviews
1.67 km away
Panamarina
32 reviews
7.62 km away
Pizzeria Don Quijote
25 reviews
7.42 km away
El Castillo
97 reviews
1.43 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 15 nearby attractions
Golden Frog Scuba
87 reviews
2.45 km away
Panamore
48 reviews
1.66 km away
Black Christ
106 reviews
1.57 km away
Scubapanama
20 reviews
2.83 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from El Otro Lado staff and past guests.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Submit
Posting guidelines
Room Tips
"I booked one of the more expensive rooms and when it started raining, loved hanging out in the sitting..."
Londoncubana
19 Aug 2018
Read review
"Seahouse was the perfect size for a couple with area for rest and relax."
PTYAlexis1964
6 Aug 2018
Read review
"we stayed at the main house, beautiful room ! - the separate houses must be amazing"
Discover_by_travelli
16 Mar 2018
Read review
"Cabains in front of the beach"
kissypch
3 Oct 2016
Read review
Show More 
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing