Spanish by the Sea - Bocas

Calle 4ta Detras del Hotel Bahia, Bocas del Toro, Panama
+507 757 9518

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Spanish by the Sea - Bocas - Bocas del Toro, Panama
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Distance to city centre 0.5 km
Location rating 9.2


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  • Okay
    Aug. 2019

    The only reason this review has received a 5.0 is due to the location and the staff!

    Where do I begin!!! For our entire 3 night stay we we’re forced to monitor our showering and toilet schedules. Ingrid (the owner, according to staff) apparently refuses to pay for full use of water for the hostel and Spanish school, which therefore means that for approximately 20hrs of every day there is absolutely no water available for use. Not only is this a blatant disregard of basic human rights but it is also completely and utterly unhygienic, as there is often faeces left in unflushable toilets, and you are not able to wash your hands after using these disgustingly dirty bathrooms. As for the water in the showers, if you are not up at 6am in the morning, around at midday, approximately 7pm or 10pm you are essentially forced to use old water bottles which we were lucky enough to be given by one of the lovely staff. For the entire 3 days, our group of four were able to have an actual shower 3 times!!! Ohhh how could I have possibly almost forgotten to mention the inability to access the wifi anywhere but the front reception area... how in a hostel that provides Spanish lessons can there be no internet access to all areas of the hostel!! I cannot voice my disgust more for the apparent lack of care that the owner of this hostel has for the students, staff and public that she has residing in this accommodation facility. With new owners this place would flourish!!!!

  • Excellent
    Jul. 2019

    The staff was super. I felt at home. Very good atmosfer

    Cold water in shower

  • Excellent
    Jun. 2019

    Great community vibe from this place. Very friendly and welcoming people.

  • Good
    Apr. 2019

    The first private room we were in, looked nothing like the pictures and was extremely basic. When it started getting dark we noticed that we didn’t even have a light, so we asked to switch rooms. The staff helped us and gave us a 3bed dorm room where the two of us could stay without sharing with a third person. They organize movienights and even a special night now to watch the new episodes of Game of Thrones, awesome! They also organize other activities and have spanish class. The location was perfect, close to everything and also quiet. The staff and other people staying there were really friendly and helpfull.

    Half of the times that we went to the bathroom during our stay, there was no toiletpaper which is annoying. Also one day there was no more water to shower.

  • Excellent
    Apr. 2019

    I loved the Vibe. The staff is just brilliant and the mix of travellers just amazing. I just had the best time and will definitely come back

    - There was literally no water for two days on the whole island, so I can't blame the hostel for it. It is a small island and it can happen that there is no water, but sure therefore, toilets were kind of disgusting at a certain point, because of no water ...but this was really the only thing

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With a stay at Spanish by the Sea -Bocas in Bocas del Toro, you'll be a 3-minute walk from Bocas del Toro-Bastimento Ferry Terminal and 6 minutes by foot from Bolivar Park. Featured amenities include dry cleaning/laundry services, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and coffee/tea in a common area. Free self parking is available onsite.



Free parking
Free airport shuttle
Free Wi-Fi
Pet friendly

8.0 Excellent

based on 185 reviews









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  • Good kitchenette

Check in

12:00 PM

Check out

11:00 AM


Policies vary by room type and provider.


Free Wi-Fi
Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
No smoking
Free parking
Storage available
Concierge service
Laundry service
Laundry facilities


Most Popular Landmarks

  • La Buga Dive and Surf 143 m
  • Bocas Dive Center 0.5 km
  • Bocas Marina 0.6 km
  • Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden 2.7 km
  • Red Frog Beach 7 km
  • Starfish Beach 13 km

Bocas del Toro Travel Guide

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