"When arriving the compound you are immediately impacted by the order and greenery of the jungle, seldom this is found together. Once in the retreat (and I fully agree with that name) you continue to find a perfect balance between great service and personal space. You feel special, but on your own. All the areas have been meticously decorated to reflect the local Antillian, African, Spanish heritage of colonial Panama in the XIV and XV Century.
I went for my anniversary and enjoyed it all. Recommend you take the hike to the dam, and sit at the hut there...true peace."
"As you jump in the boat to cross the bay, you know this won’t be a traditional boring hotel. A wonderful setting on the water, you feel you are miles from everywhere, tucked away on the jungle edges. The rooms were fabulous - an eclectic colorful jumble of great furniture that worked wonderfully together. Great showers, high quality linens and towels, a hammock you never want to get out of....and colors everywhere in a joyful array.
The food was delicious served in a large communal room filled with sofas as well as the dining tables, with a killer bar. The pool area was another big hit - colorful with a view that you can happily contemplate for a few hours. Good activities - the beaches along the coast were all wonderful for a few hours with birdlife all around and very few people. Great kayaking in the expansive bay - enjoying the jungle views miles away from humanity."
"This gem is a hidden property located in Portobelo. Surrounded by nature, this facility has abundant service personnel to satisfy the most demanding guest. The food was delicious, the activities (Hiking, boating, and exploring the mangroves) were delightful , the Congo night show was very artistic. Our activity director Mr Anel Angulo was available at all times ready to help us. We were eight family members and we were all pleased with the hotel. I highly recommend a stay in this Paradise or Shangri-La"
"Everything about this little piece of paradise is brilliant!!! The rooms, service and facilities are idyllic! It’s truly in unforgettable experience!! The food onsite is excellent-we highly recommend trying out Casa Conga! The hotel is really exclusive and remote which makes for a magical and recharging experience! Just go!!!!!!!"
"The decor and art of this resort is stunning! It is unique and so detailed - created as a passion project no doubt by the owner. The staff are charming, wonderful and take good care of your every need including planning and execution of your excursions to make the stay a very memorable one! We would certainly recommend it!"
"Our travel planner recommended EOL as a place to unwind and relax as the third stop on our trip. I am glad we listed to his advice. Once you take the boat across the inlet to the hotel its like you are in your own private world. - bobretired
“Because we stayed midweek it seemed as we almost had the place to ourselves. However one evening we joined another couple at a dinner table and drinks after and it turned our to be a Michelin 3 star chef . I've noted similar comments in other reviews, this place attracts people who just want to unwind with peace and quiet and just enough to do."