El Otro Lado

Location: Panama City and the Canal | Panama

Price guide: £££££ £200-£350 per person per night

Deep in the remote setting of Portobelo Bay, El Otro Lado lies on Panama’s Caribbean coast. On the fringe of the leafy jungle, it overlooks the azure bay and sits in close proximity to surrounding virgin beaches. Completely secluded in its location, you’ll be whisked away to a natural paradise when staying here.
Perfect forTranquil escapes to wild Panama.
In the knowAllow plenty of time to explore the Portobelo National Park, home to coral reefs, swampy mangroves, wild beaches and tropical forest.

Recommended for...

  • Chic Design
  • Cultural Immersion
  • Hideaway
  • Off the Beaten Track

Hotel Overview


An enclave of Portobelo Bay, north of Panama City.

Rooms at El Otro Lado

Four quaint bungalows sit nestled within the trees, each unique in style. Each of these luxurious villas follows its own design scheme, some styled to resemble Caribbean shacks, others carefully positioned to catch a whole days worth of sunlight. Thoughtfully styled inside, they showcase Caribbean artifacts, local artwork and Indian fabrics.

Food and facilities

The centrepiece of the retreat is the Gazebo: a tropical shack that holds a bar, restaurant and lounge under its roof. Here you can marvel at its stylish design, incorporating unusual artifacts from many corners of the globe. Don’t miss the acclaimed passion fruit Mojitos and the tasty Caribbean fusion cuisine served in the restaurant.

Activities at El Otro Lado

Lounge around the infinity pool, admire the view of Portobelo from your balcony, or put your feet up in the gazebo. When you tire of indulging, take a kayak or riverboat out to the water, explore the virgin beaches – accessible by boat only, or discover the rich cultural history of Portobelo.

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