About us

…In the beginning, Paradise was found in the jungle

El Otro Lado is a private retreat situated in an exceptional enclave of Portobelo Bay, mixing design, culture, nature and luxury in a unique manner in order to offer its guests authentic, exclusive and custom-made experiences.

Situated just over an hour from Panama City and within Portobelo National Park, El Otro Lado will take you to a harmonious and dreamlike place, which is equipped with all the comforts of modern life. The ultimate combination of authenticism, luxury and comfort with an overwhelm sense of tranquility.

360° of Pure Inspiration

Spectacular situation in the tropical rainforest, near Portobelo Bay, inside the National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Site

Infinity pool overlooking the Portobelo Bay

Artistic chic design

Gazebo: Restaurant / Bar / Lounge

Our food: International-Caribbean fusion

Room Service

El Otro Lado Music Channel by Gladys Palmera

El Otro Lado offers its guests movies, books and entertainment games

Activities: Art workshops, mangroves and rivers excursion on La Farahona, beach picnics, fishing, diving, historical walks, massages, etc.

Virgin Caribbean beaches just a few minutes’ boat trip away

Local integration: Portobelo Bay Foundation, Escuelita del Ritmo, Casa de la Cultura Congo, Arts Gallery and Carpentry Workshops.


Most of our collaborators are born and raised in Portobelo. They are perfectly familiar with every corner of the estate and its surroundings; take advantage of their knowledge and their ability to create unique experiences.



No request is too great and no detail is too small for our dedicated team. We can assist you before, during and after your stay.