Hotel Olas, Bocas del Toro, Panama

If home is where your heart is then in Bocas del Toro my heart is at The Hotel Olas.

Hotel Olas, Bocas del Toro, Panama

View from my room at Hotel Olas, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Located on Isla Colon the Hotel Olas offers stellar accommodations.  The rooms come in a variety of layouts accommodating single travelers up to larger groups.  All rooms have air con, a private bath with hot water shower, towels, daily maid service and satellite television.  Some rooms have private balconies and there are varying degrees of “views”.  The room decor is simple (think college dorm beds and furnishings) but they are cozy and clean.  There is a “restaurant” that serves a limited breakfast but always has coffee, teas, juices, water and adult beverages available.  Room rates range between $40 and $100 a night.  The hotel has bikes and surfboards available for rent and will also help set up tours of the surrounding island for you.

Truly  the greatest thing about “the banana hotel Olas” (my friend and I called it this as the exterior is bright yellow) is the staff.  Noam, Nirobi, and EVERYONE employed at the Olas are so friendly and super accommodating.  They went above and beyond what was expected to make our stay exceptional.  So much so that we extended our trip by a few extra days.

There a lot of places to stay in Bocas but if you want an affordable, clean hotel with great service, friendly faces and a truly positive vibe check out Hotel Olas.

Happy traveling!