El Otro Lado , Panama

… In the beginning, Paradise was found in the jungle

El Otro Lado is a private retreat situated in an exceptional enclave of Portobelo Bay, mixing design, culture, nature and luxury in a unique manner in order to offer its guests authentic, exclusive and custom-made experiences.

Situated just over an hour from Panama City and within Portobelo National Park, El Otro Lado will take you to a harmonious and dreamlike place, which is equipped with all the comforts of modern life. The ultimate combination of authenticism, luxury and comfort with an overwhelm sense of tranquility.

  • Spectacular situation in the tropical rainforest, near Portobelo Bay, inside the National Park
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Infinity pool overlooking the Portobelo Bay
  • Artistic chic design
  • Gazebo: Restaurant / Bar / Lounge
  • Our food: International-Caribbean fusion
  • Room Service
  • El Otro Lado Music Channel by Gladys Palmera
  • El Otro Lado offers its guests movies, books and entertainment games
  • Activities: Art workshops, mangroves and rivers excursion on La Farahona, beach picnics, fishing, diving, historical walks, massages, etc.
  • Virgin Caribbean beaches just a few minutes’ boat trip away
  • Local integration: Portobelo Bay Foundation, Escuelita del Ritmo, Casa de la Cultura Congo, Arts Gallery and Carpentry Workshops.

Selected Houses:

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Forest House

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Sea House

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Sun House

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Spirit House

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Casa Grande



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Be on your own schedule. Activities or day tours can be private or shared. Join a scheduled, multi-day group tour. All-inclusive travel by cruise ship.

Including accommodations, transportation, and activities/tours.

Any specific destinations or interests (e.g. culture, food, wine, romance, adventure, wildlife, etc.)? Special occasion? Relaxing vs. fast-paced trip? What would make this your dream trip?

Travel Tips
Pack as little as possible and wear layers when travelling.
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