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Hostal Mar e Iguana

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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Mar e Iguana was wonderful! Clean and comfortable rooms, the staff was always friendly and helpful, and the atmosphere couldn't have been more beautiful or welcoming. It was rather rainy during my stay, but with great recommendations and even better company, my trip to Bocas remained a success. The hostel is a little farther away from downtown than some, but...

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Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 16 March 2013

We stayed at Mar e Iguana for almost two weeks while the initial plan was to stay only a couple of days. The friendly owner Riccardo and staff, the well equipped and clean kitchen and the beautiful and cozy rooms made us feel at home so it was very difficult to leave! There is a really nice patio and garden...

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1Thank LaraSicily
Reviewed 16 March 2013

excellent hostel, food very good and the staff very friendly and ready to help. It is a remote town about 15 minutes walking down making it very quiet. Bocas del Toro has many places to go, I recommend the tour to Cayo shoe.

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2Thank HGGML
Panama, New York
Reviewed 8 March 2013

Wao! The room you see in the picture is actually where my wife and I stayed! Cuba, the barkeep and bike rental guy, was charming, laid back and overall a pleasure to be around.....Riccardo can show you the best of beaches on his now famous tour of the bay...Carolina, well.....a wonderful smile and overall good and pleasant demeanor.....Peppe, the chef,...

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Zug, Schweiz
Reviewed 7 March 2013

The hostel is a beautiful and quiet place to relax. Although it's not in the centre of the town, it is very easy accessible by either taxi or by walking. And just at the corner of the street there is a supermarket where you can get wathever you want. On the same street near the supermarket there is a laundry...

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
Reviewed 6 March 2013

We stayed in Mar e Iguana for 4 nights and left the hostel with nice memories . Staff is very friendly (especially Carolina and Ricardo) and they are there for you every time you need them. There is nice bar and restaurant, ocean view terrace with hammock, you can rent a bike if you need one.... Close to the hostel...

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Leuven
Reviewed 3 March 2013

My friend and I stayed for two nights in the dorm (6 beds) with a/c. The hostel is located out of the city center, by a 20 min walk. So it is very quiet and relax! Pro's: friendly and helpful staff, cheap bike rentals (5 $/day) and good restaurant con's: only one shower and toilet, and the mattresses of the...

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1Thank Evelien I
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 1 March 2013

My roommate and I stayed here for just under 2 weeks over the new year and absolutely fell in love with this place. This was such a great little escape from the day to day we were used to in the bigger cities of Panama. The employees were amazing and truly made all of us feel like we were at...

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Victoria, BC
Reviewed 28 February 2013 via mobile

We are a retired couple who have stayed in many budget hotels/hostels over the years. We found Mar e Iguana to be a great place, with very friendly and helpful staff. The price was higher than we like to pay but, hey, it's Bocas. We liked the location - it's a bit of a walk to downtown (20 min), but...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 February 2013

This is a nicely designed hostel, so I was really disappointed when the staff were so rude and aggressive towards us on our stay. The bar maid was totally lovely, but the two guys were really antagonistic and made us feel really uncomfortable, which overall made our stay very unpleasant. The hostel is located a very hot 20 minute walk...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostel Mar e Iguana and the Irie Lion bar is the perfect place to relax when you travel to Bocas del Toro. Sitting beside the Caribbean Sea just minutes from Bocas Town.Mar e Iguana has access to all of the activities this area offers, but it enjoys the serenity that makes Bocas Panama unique.Your key to comfort in Bocas del Toro...Specializing in relaxation and having great rates, the hostel has a wide range of features. Guests can get help scheduling tours, surf lessons, massages and other activities. Visitors here can also enjoy the nightlife of Bocas Town, with bars and restaurants only minutes away. For those who are more interested in enjoying nature, the sound of the waves has a calming effect, especially when heard from the hostels comfortable hammocks.Rooms at Hostel Mar e Iguana are also very comfortable and provide features you would expect in a resort, such as air conditioning, private bathrooms and free Wi-Fi.The Irie Lion Bar & Restaurant provides great drinks and special food every days, plus you can enjoy live reggae music every thursday.... ... more   less 

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Address: Playa Ismito - Bocas Town - Isla Colon | Frente a la entrada de la playa el Istmito, Bocas Town, Isla Colon 06-100, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range: ₹ 741 - ₹ 2,292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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