Charming guest house in the north side of Santa Clara (Cocle), Panama available for short-term rentals. Santa Clara is considered to be the most beautiful beach on the Pacific side. Short walk to the beach (approx 2km or 25minutes), and six restaurants within a two to five minute walk. Coronado and Penonome are a short drive or bus ride away. Panama City is only an hour and a half drive, and easily accessible by bus. The guesthouse has a spacious bedroom with a queen size bed, air conditioning, mini fridge and coffee maker, ceiling fans both in the bedroom and bathroom, and a very spacious washroom with a large shower, double sink vanities, and hot water. Your very own private terrace on a large, beautiful property with a pool and waterfall, custom landscaping, and even a ping-pong table! A delicious breakfast is included. Friendly Canadian hosts, and our two friendly dogs will also be happy to see you.
Guests can enjoy using the whole property, including the pool, gardens, and terraces, except for the main house.
Interaction with Guests
We enjoy meeting people, and like to share our love of Panama with our guests. We can also provide guidance and advice regarding various aspects of life in Panama, relocation, services, etc.
We live in a beautiful, quiet area of the Pacific beach area. We are located approximately 2km or 25 minute walk from the beach.
A car makes it easy to get around in, but there is plenty of public transportation a two minute walk away, on the Pan American highway.
Other Things to Note
Please note that the wifi in the Casita is weak and some devices may have trouble picking it up, but it is very strong at the pool and the main house terrace, which is only a few steps away.
No smoking in the Casita please, but you can smoke outdoors.
La Casita is the nicest stay we've had in our 3 years with Air B&B. Our hosts, Leon and Sue were exceptional. We were treated like long-time friends, or even family. We actually hanged-out with them, and met their network of friends. The breakfast was impressive with a diverse selection of fresh fruits, juice, Coffee, Tea, bacon, eggs, pancakes, french toast, breads, cereal (I'm probably forgetting some of the other options).
La Casita is stand-alone house that has a good size bedroom, large bathroom with a huge shower, a small fridge, coffee pot, electric tea kettle, table & chairs, and a nice A/C. There is also a hammock on the porch.
Unfortunately, we did not make it to Santa Clara beach, so I cannot comment, but La Casita has a wonderful pool!
The only local restaurant we patronized was XOKO. Good Panamanian and International food. We liked it!
Overall, we could not have been more satisfied with the facility and the hosts... did I mention that they were exceptional and are our friends now? (-;
Lovely independent house, fully equipped, nice and peaceful to enjoy some days near the beach. Beautiful garden and swimming pool, perfect to have breakfast (really nice with lots of fruits) or a talk with Sue and Leon which will make you feel at home and surrounded by good friends.
Leon hat uns sehr freundlich willkommen geheissen und alles gezeigt. Sue ist eine tolle Gastgeberin. Frühstück war perfekt. Respektvolle Menschen fühlen sich hier sehr wohl und können sich wie zuhause fühlen. Sue und Leons Art ist sehr herzlich und nie aufdringlich. Würden wir in Panama wohnen, wären wir Freunde. Wer weiss? tausend Dank für alles. Jasmin & Alfred
Sue & Leon were wonderful hosts. My wife & I had the best time staying with them. Their property was beautiful and very relaxing. The casita was very clean and had everything we needed to be comfortable for our stay. The Breakfasts were amazing with lots of fresh fruit and delicious Panamanian coffee. It was the perfect way to start everyday. As good as the food was, the best part of breakfast was still the company. Sue & Leon (and their pets) were so welcoming and willing to help with any questions we had about the area or anything else. We'll miss chatting with them in the backyard as much as anything else from this trip!
I would obviously highly recommend staying at the Santa Clara B&B!
My friend and I absolutely loved staying with Sue and Leon. They made our stay very enjoyable. We really felt like we were visiting our good friends, not just airbnb hosts who provided us with shelter. The casita was nice, roomy, and had AC, so we could cool off after hot days. The property was beautiful and Santa Clara area had a lot to offer in terms of good food and entertainment. We already looking forward to come back to Panama and visiting Sue and Leon.
Sue and Leon made the start of our 3week panama trip just perfect. Both are absolutely friendly and communicative in a enjoyable way. As well as the lovely dogs Nora and Tyson.
The Casita was clean and cosy and the bed so comfortable. We also enjoyed the hot shower which is not common in panama. When getting up in the morning the smell of all the beautiful flowers was amazing. Sue made the garden just perfect like a paradise ;)
For breakfast they served fresh local fruits. I'm so sad that we missed the mango season to try their own mangos :) beside the fruits Leon made perfect scrambled eggs and/or eggs sunny side up with grilled bacon and cappuccino. we had the choise btw French toast, pancake, eggs. Sue extra went out to get fresh rolls from the bakery next village because we mentioned we usually have rolls for breakfast :) that was so sweet.
All in all the breakfast was so delicious and much more than we expected.
Santa Clara has an nice and clean long beach. Restaurants are also pretty nice. Because of the atmosphere we liked xoko the most which is a 5min walk from the casita.
We would highly recommend to stop in Santa Clara for a few days and enjoy the hosts Sue and Leon. For the next time we definitely would stay little longer.
Thank you again for the time. We really enjoyed it and felt like home.
Thanks for the beautiful review. We are so glad you felt that way, we also so enjoyed having both of you here. I love how you wrote about everything here,so very sweet.
Enjoy your stay in Panama,if you need anything here,let us know.
Hope to see you both again soon. You two are such a very sweet couple!
Sue and Leon are very welcoming hosts, they made our 3 night stay extremely enjoyable. Awesome breakfast included with tons of fresh fruit, and your choice of eggs bacon, pancakes, French toast, and cappuccinos Their yard is actually much more beautiful than this picture shows, it is an immaculately maintained beautiful property with palms, flowers and hummimg birds everywhere. They make great restaurant recommendations. The beach at Santa clara is great, really quiet ( except on Sundays). The casita is impeccably clean, perfect for 2 people, & very modern. Thanks for a great place to stay, we'll be back, Leigh and Kevin from Winnipeg, Canada.
We are a friendly Canadian couple that enjoy, and like to share, our enthusiasm for Panama. We built a guest house for family and friends on our property, but have decided to accommodate other guests when it is not in use. We enjoy providing personal and attentive service, and look forward to meeting other visitors coming through Panama. Let us share our insights and experience with you.