Home Sweet Home, Cabanas Potosi in El Valle, Panama

Finding a place to stay can make or break your experience in any area.  On my most recent trip to El Valle I satayed at the Cabanas Potosi.  The proprietors, Dennis and Mireya, were truly the most gracious hosts.

Guest Room at Cabanas Potosi

Upon arriving in El Valle Dennis came to the bus stop to pick me up and take me to the Cabanas.  On the way he gave me a quick tour of the area pointing out all the local hot spots I had to visit.  Upon arriving at the Cabana’s he provided me with a map of the area so I could find my way back to them all!  Dennis and Mireya were beyond helpful, they will always stop by your room and let you know when they are heading into town just in case you need a ride and they are more then willing to take you wherever you need to go for a small fee.  They are both very well connected in the area and I think it’s safe to say that if you need/want to do something, Dennis and Mireya are the people to get it done for you.

For less then about $40 a night I stayed in a simply decorated guest room attached to their main home.  It had a private bath, comfy bed with high thread count sheets,a mini fridge, a fan and an amazing view of the mountains.  On the property there are four other  cabanas available, seperate from the main house.  All have private baths and the same amenities as the guest room.  Dennis and Mireya open thier own kitchen up to their guests who chose to bring their own food and prepare their meals instead of eating out.

The Cabanas are close to the main part of town and I was able to walk to every destination I visited.  The Cabanas Potosi are clean, comfortable and really do provide a sense of home.  Not only is it a wonderful relaxing place to stay but Dennis and Mireya truly make you feel like a part of their Panamanian family.