Peaceful Simplicity and Comfort...
Looking for a relaxing beach getaway close to Panama City?
COME SPEND A COUPLE OF NIGHTS ON A LUXURIOUS BED, IN ONE OF OUR PRIVATE AIR-CONDITIONED BUNGALOWS.
Our bungalows are close to Panama City and in an idyllic setting surrounded by nature, steps away from a secluded beach.
istmo's bungalows are designed for Social distancing!
Our published room rates include -
Healthy breakfast, complimentary parking, daily housekeeping, private bathrooms w/ hot-water showers, luxurious linens and towels, beach towels and chairs, complimentary drinking water, mini-refrigerator, ceiling fans, air-conditioning, pillow-top orthopedic mattresses, balconies w/ seating, and Wi-fi in central areas.
And you can always count on daily on-site management to make you feel at home.
A delightful oasis of comfort and tranquility, truly unwind when you enter our stand-alone air-conditioned bungalow that blends seamlessly into the natural backdrop of the jungle that surrounds the property. Our Double Room comes equipped with two full-sized beds, outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens for your ultimate comfort. Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complimentary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Stay connected with free wireless in our centrally located hammock gazebo. Enjoy a healthy breakfast before beginning another day in paradise.
Max Occupancy: 4 | Size: 34 sq. mt | Beds: 2 Full
A spacious and inviting air-conditioned bungalow with plenty of comforts and amenities, unwind in this soothing oasis, nestled amongst trees offering a seamless natural backdrop. With two bunk beds, each offering a full bed below and twin bed on top, both outfitted with pillow-top orthopedic mattresses and luxurious linens, there’s room for the whole family or group in these stunning accommodations. Each bungalow features balconies with seating and hammocks, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, mini-refrigerators with complimentary drinking water, and private bathrooms with hot water showers. Stay connected with free wireless in our centrally located hammock gazebo. Enjoy a healthy breakfast before beginning another day in paradise.
Max Occupancy: 6 | Size: 34 sq. mt. | Beds: 2 Bunk Bed (Full bed below; twin bed on top)
What our guests Say
Although the cabanas looked rustic and seemed to blend into the woodsy surroundings, they were actually very modern inside, with extremely comfortable beds and pillows, VERY quiet Panasonic air conditioner, small fridge with cold water provided, and a huge shower with wonderful water pressure!
/ Texas, USA
I went to Istmo with my husband a few years back and fell in love with the place. This is truly a simple, pristine, informal, healing place. Plenty of time to relax, read, go to the ocean, walk the Spiritual Labyrinth or follow the paths in the forest. When you need time apart, Istmo is the place to come and rest. It’s a Yoga retreat center as well as a place for groups to utilize for meetings or bonding time. I brought my best friend here for a “thank you” trip. It was the best present I could give her.
This property is absolutely beautiful! The rooms are individual little bungalows with private porches, high ceilings, fans and AC, refrigerators, upscale bathrooms with hot water, and very comfortable beds. It’s the perfect place to come and unwind from the stress or general bustle of life.
/ West Plam Beach, FL, USA
Important COVID-19 health and safety guidelines
Based on guidance from experts such as the WHO, all guests must agree to:
- Reserve with at least 24 hour anticipation so that we may prepare the room and facilities accordingly
- Wear a mask or face covering when interacting in person with staff and guests who are not part of their group
- Maintain 6 feet/2 meters of distance from staff and guests who are not part of their group at all times
- Provide accurate Credit Card information for a no-contact check-in. ISTMO will charge you card for the first night 24 hours before arrival. Upon arrival we will charge your card for the rest of your stay.
Based on guidance from experts such as the WHO, ISTMO management and it's staff agrees to:
- Ventilate and clean the rooms with and enhanced cleaning process using disinfectants approved for use against COVID-19
- Sanitize all high touch surfaces after each use
- Not re-enter a room once it has been sanitized
- Leave the room unoccupied for 24 hours between guests with a nebulizer that cleans and clears the air
- Use protective gear at all times
- Provide daily housekeeping unless the guest requests otherwise
Our individual bungalows, open spaces, and secluded beach make ISTMO a safe and natural option for your vacation.
We look forward to safely sharing our piece of paradise with you!
Meals, Food, Use of Facilities, and Pet Policy
Our published room rates include a healthy egg breakfast, fresh juice, fresh fruit, and tea or coffee for our guests.
Each room is equipped with a refrigerator, you are welcome to store snacks and eat in your rooms, however no cooking/grilling is allowed in the rooms.
We only offer restaurant service for our retreats and for groups of 8 or more people (with prior reservation). We do not have an open restaurant or kitchen for guests staying in our bungalows, however, there are many restaurants within driving distance from our property, and we are happy to give recommendations.
You are welcome to enjoy all the open air facilities on our property, including the jungle trail, labyrinth, rancho area, and open air dining area, however we do require that social distance is maintained with our staff and other guests.
Do not leave your dog behind when you visit us! Istmo is dog friendly (no cats please). Dogs are not allowed on furniture and must be on a leash at all times.
There is a surcharge of $10 per dog per night, and we only allow a maximum of 2 dogs per room.
Istmo is located in Playa Grande, a rural beach community on the Pacific Coast. We are 1 hr 15 minutes from Panama City, 10 minutes from the town of Coronado and 45 minutes from El Valle.
The main street to Playa Grande off the highway is between kilometer markers 97 and 98 and has an arch over it that says “Playa Grande”. The entrance to the property is 1.2 Km from the main highway. On the Playa Grande road, stay to the left at the fork in the road, the entrance to our property will be to your left, in-between two small speed bumps on the road. A sign that says “Istmo” will be on the far fence of the entrance. Please leave your car in the parking lot at the top of the hill, and walk down to the reception for your key.
We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise with you!
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