Los Establos Boutique Hotel
What We Love
- A traditional Panamanian drink upon arrival, full American breakfast daily from 7 to 10 a.m. and daily afternoon coffee and cocktails from 4 to 6 p.m. are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Relaxed fairytale setting on a coffee plantation, with the Barú volcano and frequent rainbow sightings
- Choice location near Boquete, a welcoming town filled with flowers and friendly residents
What To Know
- Currently no pool, spa or restaurant; a spa is set to open in July, a restaurant in September
- Occasional strong winds in this mountainous setting
- Car rentals strongly recommended; the nearest restaurant is a five-minute drive down a steep, windy road
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Originally built as a fancy stable, this boutique hacienda still celebrates all things equine — think bronze horse statuettes, a cowhide rug, and rooms named for the former barn residents (Combita, Rosita and more). Wrought iron, regal columns and colonial arches abound, as do tasteful furnishings picked up around South and Central America, including an impressive snakewood dining set carved by hand in Argentina.
Bed & Bath
Separate from the main hotel, three Deluxe Coffee Cottages are hidden among wildflowers and coffee plants. The design embraces nature: Dark wood furnishings blend with shiny apricot duvets, and private balconies face the verdant hillside. Upgrade to a Deluxe Suite for gorgeous vaulted, wood-paneled ceilings, enormous windows and dainty sitting rooms. All bathrooms have double sinks and powerful showers.
What this hotel currently lacks in common amenities — no pool, restaurant or spa — it makes up for with unexpected delights. A stroll in the manicured gardens past umbrella plants, hydrangeas and dahlias brings guests to a treehouse that will eventually be a restaurant. For now, though, a small, kindly kitchen staff prepares a free breakfast of local tropical fruits and rich coffee from the hotel’s plantation, along with delectable eggs, pancakes and french toast.
How to Get There
The resort is amazing. Monserrat and Josephina were outstanding and treated us like family. The rooms were amazing and the excursions were fantastic! I highly recommend this heavenly get away.
The food was first class and the excursions offered were wonderful. We had such a relaxing time yet we were able to experience some great activities such as Zip Line, River Rafting, Canyon Jumping and a Coffee Plantation Tour. Everyone we came into contact with was friendly and accommodating.
We did purchase this trip during a fundraising event and it was so worth it! It was our first time in Panama and we truly enjoyed every moment.
Spent 5 fabulous days under the caring and attentive staff at Los Establos. The immaculate hotel grounds were only overshadowed by the team of employees who pride themselves in making your time with them flawless. From reception, to the kitchen, to the wait staff.... accommodating describes them all. A Special mention must go to Montesserat who never missed an opportunity to remember a detail no mater how small. Five stars is hardly enough. Thank you Los Establos for wonderful lifetime memories.
Won trip at charity auction. Invited our friends from Spain to meet us in Panama.
We decided to spend 5 nights at Los Establos. We absolutely loved the accomodations, the daily tours that they offered, but especially the staff. The staff was very professional, accommodating and made us feel at home.
Rooms were very clean, well maintained. Our room had a sitting area, with balcony overlooking the Baru Volcano.
My husband and I traveled to Panama for the first time earlier this year and vacationed at Hotel Los Establos. We didn't really know what to expect, since we bid and won the vacation through a silent auction. The entire experience was superb. The place is gorgeous, accommodations suitable, food good, but what put the experience over the top, was the quality of the service. Monserrat is incredible. She makes you feel at home and makes the whole experience ever more enjoyable. We definitely plan to come back. Thank you!
We just completed a five night stay at this amazing resort. We had never been in Panama before and were a little apprehensive. The moment we were picked up by their driver at the airport in David, we knew we were in good hands. The room we had was absolutely perfect, down to the smallest detail. The food was excellent. Activities were plentiful and so much fun. We did the zip line, hanging bridges, coffee plantation tour and our favorite, white water rafting. The very best part of the experience was their staff. They made us feel like family. They couldn't have been nicer to us. I miss them so very much. Thank goodness for Facebook to keep us connected until we can return or they can come to visit us. What an amazing vacation!