Loved El Otro Lado – it is so easy to sell what that it was so close to Panama City and the boat ride was so short and easy. It’s easy to incorporate El Otro into itineraries and flights departing in the afternoon. The staff were incredible and got the sense that they really enjoyed working there and respected El Otro Lado’s owner. They went out of there way for you and were on it. What really sold me was the art, music, individuality of each room and the little touches everywhere. The art class was a highlight for me. – Jonathan Borgida, Southern Explorations
Clark Kotula Representation and Sales Support — the name says it all ! The hotels they represent (El Otro Lado and Isla Palenque) offer barefoot luxury, unique settings and truly immerse travelers into Panama’s culture and natural beauty. My fam trip to Panama with Kirsten was ‘sales support’ at it’s finest. With a thoughtfully organized itinerary, that included extraordinary hotels, delicious meals and activities — the knowledge I’ve gained and the contacts I made at each hotel will help me in selling Panama with confidence. – Anonymous Trip Participant
Both properties were outstanding. Isla Palenque was a destination that made me feel detached from society and surrounded by wildlife completely. At El Otro Lado, the Congo culture mixed with Spanish settlement and pirate invasions was an amazing experience – unlike anything I ever expected – inspiring and unique! The staff of each property was what really made the difference. From the guides, bartenders, chefs, to general managers, I felt nothing but respect and welcome arms at each property. – Anonymous Trip Participant
Originally I had viewed Panama as a possible extension for my clients going to Colombia, but this trip showed me different ways to talk about it as a stand alone destination. Kirsten & Clark, you guys are really a delight to work with – your knowledge of the destinations and properties and the generosity with which you share it have been invaluable to me selling your properties (which in turn really helps me grow our business).