Spend the morning sunbathing on the white sand, swimming in crystal clear water, reading, relaxing, or snorkeling to discover the rich marine fauna of the area. We provide guests with motor-launch service to reach one of three nearby beaches: La Huerta (10 minutes), Puerto Frances (20 minutes) and Playa Blanca (30 minutes). Care for a beach picnic? Our pleasure! We will prepare a basket of refreshments, snacks, or even a full meal; always attended by our staff.
River and mangrove excursion on La Farahona
Get ready to take an unimaginable journey down the river at sunset in our barge, the “Faraona”. You will enjoy nature in a setting like no other, while El Otro Lado staff will accompany you, serving a exquisite ceviche joined by a bottle of prosecco.
Visit the reservoir and dam
At the highest point of the estate, and surrounded by tropical rain forest hills, is an isolated reservoir formed by a century old dam, where you can drift through, absorbing the landscape of lush beauty. Adjacent to the dam, and ensconced in the woods, we have provided a terrace of tropical hardwood where you can sit and delight in a snack. Quite special and unique.
Con Sentimientos Room – Massage treatment
The massage treatment area at El Otro Lado has a name: “Con sentimentos” Room. Relax. Ensconced between aromatherapy and soothing music, enjoy a refreshing and restorative massage.
Packing tips: Since the major part of our activities are outside and take place in the tropics, we recommend light clothing, hat and comfortable shoes.
In your room you will find sun protection and insect repellent which can be useful during your stay.
Our staff: Most of our collaborators are born and raised in Portobelo and are perfectly familiar with every corner of the estate and its surroundings; take advantage of their knowledge. Do not forget your camera….…observe and enjoy. Every place is unique.
Our boats are equipped with life jackets, as well as dry towels and, depending on the activity you have chosen, picnic service or refrigerator. We also provide snorkeling equipment.