My husband, 2 teenagers and I stayed in the Butterfly Villa for 4 nights in December. It was big enough for all of us and we loved the outdoor shower. I chose this one because the boys would have their own beds, but the patio is quite small. Michelle, Michael and all the staff (shout out to Melissa and Ian) were friendly, helpful, and accommodating. They have worked hard to make La Buena Vida homey, environmentally friendly, warm and inviting. We ate several yummy meals there, including a take away picnic lunch for our day at Coiba, had a massage, swung in the hammock, and marveled at Michelle and Mike's beautiful artwork (mosaics, ironwork and construction). I also loved the attention to detail such as the binder full of information about the hotel, the area, and how to make the most of your time in Santa Catalina. The location is perfect for walking to "town" and all the activities. We went diving at Coiba as well as on a snorkeling and birding tour of Coiba (thanks for the recommendation) and they were both highlights of our 2 week trip to Panama. Thanks guys! I hope to see you again one day soon!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Comfortable, Artistic Hotel in the heart of Santa Catalina, Panama. All private villas have hot water, A/C and a mini frige. Beautiful garden restaurant (6 a.M. - 2 P.M.) And tree top yoga studio ... more less