Bocas Town Travel Guide

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The Jury's Still Out on La Coralina Hotel

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  Site Where: Bluff Beach Road, Playa Paunch, Bocas Town, Panama
February 19, 2008 at 9:30 AM | by | ()

A HotelChatter tipster recently back from a vacation in Panama has given us the tip that the La Coralina is a delightful place to stay, with hospitable staff and beautiful rooms.

Interestingly, most recent guests would agree with her, but a few have the opposite opinion: one disgruntled guest wrote "We fled this dump as soon as we could get a taxi" and another "I have stayed at many resorts but this one is one of the worst run I have encountered in years". It seems that the La Coralina is a place you either love or hate.

From the lovers' side, they mention good food, beautiful views and the owner, Stacy, is always available to provide ideas for excursions--it's only a five-room and two suite resort so there are no organized activities.

We were excited to see that La Coralina has just started up its own blog, but we mean just, like three days ago, and there's just one post so far, an artistic grid full of photos. We hope to see some blogging action there in the future.

Room rates are reasonable as you'd expect for a relatively isolated spot in Panama: starting from $40 for a double room "hidden behind the outdoor movie screen" and rising to $125 per double for the ocean suite or garden suite.