…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, in front of Portobelo Bay, inside the National Park
UNESCO's "World Heritage Site" and "Intangible Cultural Heritage"
Infinity pool overlooking the Portobelo Bay
Artistic chic design
Gazebo: Restaurant / Bar / Lounge
El Otro Lado Music Channel by Gladys Palmera
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: Fundación Bahía de Portobelo (non profit), Escuelita del Ritmo, Casa de la Cultura Congo, Art 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.