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El Sitio Playa Venao

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

What a great find. Wonderful staff, clean large rooms with a hugh deck over looking the beautiful beach. The food was superb. Something different every night. Very relaxed and casual atmosphere. The owners Assaf and Liraz are always available and go out their way to make sure your well cared for. We had an early morning fishing trip scheduled and...

Thank capecodtravelers
New York city
Reviewed 18 February 2014

We arrived without a reservation so we paid the highest price imaginable, however the room, overlooking the awesome beach was more than adequate, the check in staff was friendly, young and most likely local which is nice to see. If you are not a surfer, there is no reason to come here except maybe for a day trip. Since it...

1Thank museumgoer1
Tel Aviv, Israel
Reviewed 25 January 2014

this is such a charming location. Assaf and Liraz created a simple attractive surfers place. others may come too because of the natural beauty, the ambience, and the great food. you can sit there for days watching the sea, the surfers, the birds and the beautiful people around you. a place to come back to.

Thank av3010
Winnetka, CA.
Reviewed 5 January 2014 via mobile

The hotel was very nice. Rooms were big and clean, with a beautiful ocean and pool view. Owner was so friendly and always there, staff were very nice and helpful . Our kids had so much fun, horse back riding, waterfalls, surfing, pool and more. Excellent food!!!

Thank Travelzoo4us
Reviewed 3 January 2014

I have stayed at El Sitio a few times, and it is always a great experience. Playa Venao is really the best surf break in the entire coast from Pedasi to Cambutal, and El Sitio is the best place to stay for the value and location. The rooms are very comfortable, clean, and have everything you need. The restaurant has...

1Thank hotelsantacatalina
Reviewed 24 December 2013

El sitio was great! The price was reasonable and the location of the hotel is prime! They have a surf store right there where you can rent surfboard and buy whatever you need. The food at the restaurant is pretty good only complaint I have is the caipirinha drink I ordered was gross. Besides that everything was awesome! I will...

Thank El-Hombre11
Reviewed 17 December 2013

Found El Sitio after touring panama for 3 days and literally never left. Came back the next year and stayed at the hotel for 2 months!! Friendly staff, great vibe, and beautiful location on the perfect swim/surf beach. Lots to do around the area from horses to kiting to visiting the haunts of giant sea turtles. And of course the...

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Longueuil, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2013

Great little resort. The food is amazing and not too expensive, I wish I could have the whole menu every day. Staff could use a bit more experience, but they all are very friendly. Very clean and easy going with kids and surfers. The water can be very cold for Panama, bring something warm if you want to surf more...

1Thank M_Grognon
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Reviewed 6 December 2013

First, we had 3 different rooms for 2 night stay. First room did not have a safe. The second room the TV and Wi-Fi didn't work (They later told me they knew about the TV/Wi-Fi problems and they were supposed to tell me when I checked in but they didn't). The third room had "Chitras" AKA...sand fleas!! Worse yet the...

6Thank Lance999
1Assaf, Manager at El Sitio Playa Venao, responded to this review

Unfortunately these kind of clients do exist... Upon leaving our hotel, he demanded "a free night or you get a terrible review", we gave a discount, for NO REASON (!) but felt he was looking for excuse to get an additional one, so we refused and indeed he kept his promise. We are not perfect only god is! - but,...

Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Location is difficult to beat, right on the beach center. The view is fantastic and the nice open air restaurant is comfortable and quite good and the swimming pool is a plea ant extra. Our room was a king bed without terrace, i.e on the back of the buildings, it was rather large and the bed was good, decent bathroom...

Thank JMGeneva

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Ski-In / Ski-Out
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Relax in style and comfort while you discover one of Panama’s hidden gems. Surrounded by rolling hills and tropical vegetation, El Sitio Hotel and Restaurant blend into the beautiful bay of Playa Venao. El Sitio is a place where you can choose your own way to unwind. Relax on your balcony in a hammock, have a drink or two at our beach bar, or try your skills on a surf board. You might just find yourself wanting to do all three. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Sitio Playa Venao

Address: Playa Venao | Playa Venao, Playa Venao, Pedasi 0749, Panama
Region: Panama > Los Santos Province > Pedasi > Playa Venao
Price Range: ₹ 7,299 - ₹ 10,301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — El Sitio Playa Venao 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Don't bother with oceanfront. Quieter at the back, away from the pool”
 of 5 bubbles KathyRMT, 6 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the beach.”
 of 5 bubbles Shlo73, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“If you can afford the second floor ocean view rooms - go for it - they are the only ones where you have a private deck with ocean view.”
 of 5 bubbles nikkibK688BT, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Only the ocean view rooms have outside chairs but the downstairs rooms really don't have a view as they are built into the hillside.”
 of 5 bubbles dancelessons, 25 Aug 2016 | Read review
“ask for one of the 4 rooms at the right hand side”
 of 5 bubbles Lagache-Crabeels, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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