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Peaceful Simplicity and Comfort...

Looking for a relaxing beach vacation rental close to Panama City?


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 vacation rentals that are designed for Social distancing!


Double Rooms Panama Yoga Retreat
Jungle Bungalow with Kitchen in Panama

two (2) bungalows and a kitchen

Three (3) Stand-alone bungalows, situated on 4 acres of land with intact rainforest, have been converted into a perfect two-bedroom, kitchen home ideal for families and groups of friends.

Each bungalow has its private patio with hammocks and Wi-fi.

The kitchen/dining bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen, work desk, dining table, outdoor bar area, and a barbecue.

An 8-minute walk from a beautiful black and white sand beach with natural shade.

Bungalow 1:  2 Bunk Bed (Full bed below; twin bed on top) - 4 beds in total.

Bungalow 2:  2 full beds

Bungalow 3:  Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and outside bar with barbecue pit.  

Max Occupancy: 8 people on 6 beds


bungalow with 4 beds 

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. The 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.

This unit does NOT include a kitchen.  

Max Occupancy: 6 | Size: 34 sq. mt. | Beds: 2 Bunk Bed (Full bed below; twin bed on top)

Double Rooms Panama Yoga Retreat
Jungle Bungalow with Kitchen in Panama

ONE (1) bungalows and a kitchen

Two (2) Stand-alone bungalows, situated on 4 acres of land with intact rainforest, have been converted into a perfect one-bedroom, kitchen home ideal for families.

Each bungalow has its private patio with hammocks and Wi-fi.

The kitchen/dining bungalow has a fully equipped kitchen, work desk, dining table, outdoor bar area, and a barbecue.

An 8-minute walk from a beautiful black and white sand beach with natural shade.

Bungalow 1:  2 full beds

Bungalow 2:  Fully equipped kitchen, dining room, and outside bar with barbecue pit.  

Max Occupancy: 4 people on 2 beds


Studio with a Kitchen

A spacious and inviting air-conditioned studio apartment with plenty of comforts and amenities.

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.

Attached is a fully equipped kitchen and outdoor dining area.

The studio apartment features a large outdoor dining area, a comfortable sofa, air-conditioning, ceiling fans, fully equipped kitchen with a barbecue, and private bathrooms with hot water showers.  Stay connected with free wireless.

An 8-minute walk from a beautiful black and white sand beach with natural shade.

Max Occupancy: 6 | Size: 34 sq. mt. | Beds: 2 Bunk Bed (Full bed below; twin bed on top)

What our guests Say

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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!


Susan Blevins

 / Texas, USA

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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.


Fabia Tetteroo-Bueno

/ Brazil

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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.


Hotel Guest

/ West Plam Beach, FL, USA

The space

Our individual bungalows, open spaces, and secluded beach make us a safe and natural option for your vacation.

The rooms at ISTMO are an 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 surrounding the property.

Our accommodations are designed to support you in a retreat experience, without the distractions of televisions.

You will be awakened in the morning by flocks of parakeets flying overhead and go to sleep to the sound of frogs singing from the creek.

While on our property you can enjoy our Walking Labyrinth, a Nature Trail, and areas throughout the property for relaxation, and meditation. Please, make yourself at home.

All of our furniture, including the beds, is made with local materials by local artisans.

We offer laundry service, daily housekeeping, yoga classes, massages, and SUP for an additional charge.

Who needs a pool when you are an 8-minute walk to a secluded beautiful beach?

Honestly, we think it’s the best place on earth!

We look forward to sharing our piece of paradise with you!

Meditation and Connection on the beautiful labyrinth - a perfect addition for a meditation retreat.
Walk on our retreat center nature trail and catch some tropical wildlife

We can offer the following extras during your stay:

Bring your Pet:

$10 per pet per night fee. Please let us know ahead of time if you will be traveling with a pet.

Housekeeping:

 $20 per cleaning. Our price does not include daily housekeeping, however, we are very happy to include it for an additional fee. Our units do have their own cleaning supplies if you prefer to clean your own space. Please let us know ahead of time if you would like this service, and on which days.

Early Check-in:

If you would like to arrive before 3 pm we charge an early check-in fee of $20. The earliest you can arrive is 10 am. Please let us know ahead of time if you would require an early check-in.

Laundry Service:

We are happy to offer a laundry service at $9 per load. Our staff will wash and dry your clothes in the washer and dryer on-premises. They will deliver your clothes folded to your room.

Massage:

$ 60
Deep tissue or relaxing massage. Requires booking 48 hours before.

Private Yoga Classes:

$ 60
For up-to 6 people.

Lunch or dinner for groups of 6 or more:

$ 120
If you have a group of 6 or more people we are happy to open up our retreat restaurant for a family-style meal. We REQUIRE 24-hour notice. The amount ($120) is the base rate for 6 people, additional persons are $20/person.

Chame Mangroves SUP Tour in Panama

Additional Tours:

If you have a group of 6 or more people and are interested in finding out about our other cool SUP tours we offer (mangroves, mountain lagoon, Farallon island, Embera Village etc.), please let us know.  

Intro to SUP Class:

$ 160
If you have a group of 6 or more people we can offer your group a fun SUP lesson at our local beach. We REQUIRE 24-hour notice. The amount ($160) is the base rate for 6 people, additional persons are $20/person. 

All of the above prices do not include the 7% tax required by the Panamanian Government.

If you are interested in any of the above services, please let us know and we can arrange all details directly with you.

  All of the above is  Subject to Availability.

HOUSE MANUAL

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 


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!

Directions to Istmo Yoga and Adventure Retreat
LOCATION AND DIRECTIONS

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.  Let us know when you are arriving so we can meet you in the parking lot to give you your key.

We look forward to sharing our slice of paradise with you!

If you still have questions please do not hesitate to send them to us using the form below