El Otro Lado private retreat occupies a stunning location on Panama's Caribbean coast, surrounded by the tropical forest of Portobelo National Park. This luxury boutique hotel comprises of just 5 comfortable (1, 2 and 3 bedroom) houses, each individually designed with a local tropical twist.
Houses surround The Gazebo, which contains the restaurant, bar, lounge, games room and library. Fresh seafood is available daily and the restaurant's theme is Fusion Cuisine, using the best of locally sourced ingredients.
A range of activities are on offer including boat trips to nearby deserted beaches, fishing, diving, kayaking and exploring Portobelo itself. Savour the delicious Caribbean fusión cuisine and relax at the gazebo with a chilled passion fruit mojito.
Why we like it
It is the one of the best boutique hotels in the country, and as our longstanding client put it – “excellent in every respect.” Just hold on to your hats, as an average Spanish Rioja will set you back $28 a glass, yes a glass!