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Located along the main street in Santa Catalina,600 meters from Santa Catalina beach,on a hill overlooking the ocean,Sol y Mar offers 9 spacious rooms, all with air conditioned, private bath with hot shower, satellite TV, mini-fridge,safe-deposit box,terrace, internet (in restaurant area). Six of the rooms have two double beds and a sofa-bed, so they can accommodate up to 5 people Some of the rooms has an additional bunk bed,so can sleep 7.There are three new rooms each with a King bed. We also have a restaurant with pool table,ping-pong and a swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Multilingual Staff
Outdoor pool
Laundry Service
Room features
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
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Bay View
Great View
Full view
Calle principal, Santa Catalina 00507 Panama
Name/address in local language
Getting there
Chitre Airport98 km
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After I have tried several hotels on my visits to Santa Catalina, I stayed last 2 times at Sol y Mar and that will definitely be my choice for the future. Clean, spacious rooms with great view for an affordable price. Owner and staff are very helpfull and food is excellent
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We stayed 2 nights with Luis and his staff. They are very welcoming and friendly. It is a great B&B with large rooms and bathroom. The room has A/C, is clean and a hammock in front of it. It is only a short stroll from the main street. Breakfast is fruits, coffee, juice, toast an
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Response from SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar
Responded 04 Jun 2018
Dear guest thank you for giving us yet another excellent review!! Always makes me happy to know the guests enjoyed their stay at Sol y Mar and makes it easier to continue working hard everyday We are a family business and therefore treat our guests as friends,glad you noticed that our strong point is providing good service to our guests Hope to receive your visit again in the future
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We stayed here while snorkeling the reefs of Coiba. The hotel sits on top of a hill overlooking Santa Catalina and has great views from the porches of the rooms. The rooms were well appointed and modern and have hammocks on the porches. The only concern I had was not being abl
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Response from SantaCatalinaSurfer, Owner at Hotel Sol y Mar
Responded 13 May 2018
Dear guest Thank you very much for taking your time to write such a kind review of our Hotel. You being on a Tour it is very important to have such good feedback as many times tour guests have high expectations so knowing we are up to the standard pleases us and shows our efforts are appreciated Sorry about the shower door,it was missing one of the little wheels,we already sorted the problem with that one and another that present the same problem, Glad you and your group enjoyed the rooms,food and cocktails as well!!! Hope to see you here again sometime
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Beware the hill (that offers the best view in Santa Catalina)

Our taxi dropped us off at the bottom of 'the hill' and before we could start lugging our gear up the hill a member of staff fired up the 4 x 4 truck and was helping put our luggage (which was plentiful) onto the flat
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Response from SantaCatalinaSurfer, Propietario at Hotel Sol y Mar
Responded 19 Apr 2018
Dear guest Thank you for taking your time to give us a good review,we are always happy to know our efforts are noticed!! Also appreciate that you notice that we put a lot of effort to keep and improve the beauty of the surroundings by planting and gardening all the time,not only so guests have beautiful views but also to attract birds and other animals by providing food and shelter. Also important to me is that you mention that the hill is very steep but the views from the top make it worth it!That was exactly my thought when I decided to build on top of the hill and not down by the road where I also had space!! We don¨t want to hide the fact that we have over 100 steps in total to lead from and to different parts of the hill,but this provides the beautiful views,peace and quiet that make our Hotel such a unique place. Hope you visit us again and will continue to improve the Hotel so you find it even better next time!!
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I liked the hotel grounds from the first: green heaven on a hilly property. Manicured lawn, fruit and decorative trees all around, birds, buterflies... Our room in a bungalow was spacious, with nice decor, comfortable beds, couch, fridge, hot water in bathroom, not to mention spo
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Response from SantaCatalinaSurfer, Propietario at Hotel Sol y Mar
Responded 19 Apr 2018
Hi Thank you very much for your kind words. We are always pleased to get nice reviews.yours is good also for guests that are looking into staying at Sol y Mar as you make a description of what you found in the rooms and grounds. Glad you enjoyed the food as well,providing comfortable rooms and good food and service is our main goal. You even mentioned the zipline,this is a new attraction,don´t remember if you tried it?Many guests are now trying this,not only hotel guests but people from other places as well,everyone has fun,even me and my kids!! Hope to have you visit us again soon!
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new rooms with king bed
Front porch of units
View from the pool, hard to beat.
Funky (and sturdy!) bamboo hammocks and cute chairs.
How far from the beach it is?
Just a nice walk (1o min) in a shaddow - you pass some shops, restaurants and bus station.... The beach is huge!
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Does the B&B accept credit cards?
Hello Yes,we accept Visa and Master Card...also Paypal
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"The rooms neat the top of the hill have the best views."
"all rooms are nice"
"Request a room on the lower tier of this hotel if you don't care to walk up stairs."
"For couples the King room in the villa has a wonderful view."
"Rooms 5 & 6 for veranda views, and also hammocks on veranda!"
US$39 - US$93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
sol y mar hotel santa catalina
PanamaVeraguas ProvinceSanta Catalina
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