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Pool & Beach (4)
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“outdoor kitchen”(7 reviews)
“sun deck”(6 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Rooms
Family Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Pets Allowed
Laundry Service
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Rancho Estero is located at the end of the road to Playa Estero and is on the bluff overlooking the beach and the surf. The view from this property is simply amazing. We have a series of small cabins that can accommodate 1 to 6 people. We offer free internet access and a common kitchen...
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Calle Hacia Playa Estero | Above Estero beach, Santa Catalina 00700, Panama
13 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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All reviewsoutdoor kitchensun deckbeautiful gardenshared kitchenmosquito nettingfree coffee in the morningdirect access to the beachdouble bedcommon areaslate eveningamazing oceanother placessurf lessonsprivate bathroomoverlooking the oceanother guestsgreat place
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Stayed here with my girlfriend and 3 French friends in a 6 person cabin. What you get for the price is totally worth it compared to other hostels/hotels directly at the beach. Super chill vibe, nice common area and the guests and hosts were amazing!...More

Thank Max B
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Located at the best spot in Santa Catalina, in front of the beach. The view from the deck is amazing! The owner and manager make you feel really welcome. We stayed at two different cabins because we didn’t book in advance. Our first place was...More

Thank Ruud A
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Value: definitely good on value. Some places in the area charge almost as much as Rancho Estero and yet they don't have a view, individual huts (read: privacy). Rancho Estero is right on the beach, so when it's beachtime or surftime you just walk down...More

Thank artedalia
Reviewed 21 December 2017

Super cool and friendly staff & management, cabanas were very well maintaned and absolutely clean. We can absolutely recommend staying in this gorgeous place. Perfect for surfing (we stayed 2 weeks) and relaxing!

Thank mizzatina
Reviewed 4 November 2017

We stayed one week at the Rancho Estero in October / November 2017 and really loved our stay there. The Manager Elli gave us all the necessary information before our arrival and helped us organize our onward trip. Directly in front of the premise you...More

Thank Simohneh
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Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Multilingual Staff
Laundry Service
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Traveller (44)
Room & Suite (11)
Pool & Beach (4)
Dining (1)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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5 November 2015|
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Response from Ranchoestero | Property representative |
Hello, there is no shuttle from the airport, but there is a very good bus connection from Panama City to Santa Catalina. We are happy to help you find the best way to get to Rancho Estero. Just send us a message.
Room Tips
"The grass roofed shack is the best location with the attached deck equipped with hammocks and lounge chairs."
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"We were very happy with our cabin with privat bathroom."
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"All rooms are nice, the one with the deck looking out to the beach seems especially nice though."
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"Cabina in the garden are quiter"
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