Hotels & Lodging

Puerto Armuelles has a range of hostels and hotels from around $10-125 per night. Although we attempt to stay current with prices, they are subject to change, so be sure to contact the accommodations to verify prices when you make a reservation. We have included lodging south of Puerto Armuelles, along the Burica peninsula as well. Some of them are pretty remote and perfect for a “tranquilo” getaway!


Big Daddy’s Beach Club & Hotel – San Vicente Beach Front Road, Puerto Armuelles. 12 rooms with wi-fi and A/C. Restaurant/bar and pool on site. $85+ per night. There is a dinner special on Friday nights and some of the local expats are usually there.   507-770-0989



www.visitpuertoarmuelles.comBurica Surf House – A Boutique Eco-Hotel at the tip of Punta Burica, about a 1 hour drive south of Puerto Armuelles (will be much faster when the new road is finished!). Rent individual rooms at $20 per person and bring your own eats or pay $30 for 3 meals per day while you stay. Book the entire hotel for just $200! High speed internet is available, there are surfboards and paddle-boards for rent, and fishing and snorkeling excursions.  (506)8839-2997  (WhatsApp)



www.visitPuertoArmuelles.comCabañas Baru Puerto Armuelles – El Palmar. Just north of Puerto before you enter town off the Paso Canoas road, turn west on el Palmar road at Supermercado Cuchilla.  Rooms include private bathroom, TV, and internet. Prices start at $25/night   Call (507)6931-0613 or you can message via Facebook

Hooked on Panama Fishing Lodge – Charco Azul beach,  Limones, about 30 minutes south of Puerto Armuelles. All-inclusive fishing charters with restaurant, pool, and wi-fi,. Fishing Charters: Minimum 3 night, rates start at around $1400 per person. Book just a cabin at the lodge to chill by the beach for $75-95 per night, depending on season.   1-888-733-5368  READ REVIEW

Hostel Guayacan – El Palmar, on the road coming into Puerto Armuelles from the Frontera. All rooms have a kitchenette, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, and a private bathroom. There is 24-hour front desk service, airport transfers, a shared kitchen and free WiFi.  The owner is a CPA (in case you need some accounting done!) and speaks good English. Rooms start at $30/night.            507-6571-0685 or 6229-4275





Hostal MarBella – Melliza on the beach, about 10 minutes south of downtown. Rates are $35/room, includes breakfast, AC,and Wi-Fi. One of the prettiest sandy beaches in Puerto Armuelles! There is a beach rancho for hosting parties too. Owner, Yani,  speaks fluent English. 507-6742-4210


Hostel Museo Las Palmas – 3 rooms available in a home in Las Palmas. The owner is Panamanian, born & raised in Puerto, and speaks good English. He has many artifacts in the home from Puerto’s past and lots of stories to tell!  507-6204-2598



www.visitpuertoarmuelles.comKoko’s Place – Just before Puerto Armuelles on the main road. 20 rooms and a swimming pool. Built over 20 years ago, but the place has undergone recent renovation. Rates are around $30/night for a room with AC. The hotel hosts the monthly Spay/Nueter Clinic.    6684-9154 or 6592-3097




www.visitpuertoarmuelles.comMono Feliz – All the way down at the tip of the Burica Peninsula, but well worth the drive! Currently, it takes about 1 1/4 hours to drive there. When the new road is completed that time will be cut in half! There is also a bus (van) that runs regularly from Puerto Armuelles to Bella Vista, then you have to hike about 30 minutes on an easy trail. This is a rustic and natural place to stay, right on the beach. Feed the monkeys that hang around and are used to people! Sleeping ranchos are $20/person per night.  Cook your own meals in the common kitchen. There are bathrooms, showers, and a swimming pool…and nature.


Pension Balboa – Located right in downtown Puerto Armuelles across from the bus station. This place is really more like an ancient hostel, with private or shared bathrooms. On the plus side, rates are $7-10 per night and the location is convenient to downtown amenities. On the downside, you are sleeping on an uncomfortable bed above a noisy bar…   507-770-9145


Tsunami Inn (now called Sunrise Inn) – On the beach in San Vicente, Puerto Armuelles. 7 individual beach cabanas with wi-fi, A/C, pool, outside bar/lounge area and BBQ grill. Walking distance to downtown Puerto Armuelles. $60 per night  Scott: 507-6604-9369    READ REVIEW

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1 Comment

  1. Rebecca

    Spent one night at Koko’s and would go back. The room was basic but clean, the staff friendly, it was quiet and the air conditioner was so cold I thought it might snow in the room. After a long day at the border the AC was welcome. If you are just passing through and looking for an option on a budget I would recommend Koko’s.


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