|Minimum Stay||2 - 3 nights|
This is a Beautiful 2 bedroom guest house with a partial ocean view from balcony, on a stunning ocean front property with direct access to private beach. It is a guest house that is located on the owners property but is very private. We give rides to other beaches around the island and to and from the airport. Villa Marquez is a comfortable, luxurious spot perfect for anyone looking to enjoy a beautiful and quiet island with warm weather year-around and clear warm ocean water. There are also many other uninhabited islands within a short boat ride distance, and many activities that the island has to offer. Such as: beautiful beaches, scuba diving and snorkeling agency, golf cart rental agency, Boat rentals.
Most Exclusive Island
Contadora Island Is the most exclusive Island on the Archipielago of Las Perlas, located in the Pacific ocean. Past home of the Sha of Iran, and frequented by Jimmy carter who signed the Treaty of the turn over of the Panama Canal on one of our beautiful beaches now known as 'Executive Beach'. It is a very exclusive and quiet Island and If you are looking to rest and relax away from it all, this is the place to be.
There are about 3 convenient/grocery stores around the Island which have all of your basic needs.
There are also several Restaurants around the Island such as: Villa Romantica Restaurant, Geralds, Casa Tortuga and The Point Hotel Restaurant. We will take you to any restaurant on the Island.
Nature is one of the most beautiful things to observe while on the Island. Besides being able to scuba dive and sometimes during the right months being able to spot some whales and dolphins, there are Iguanas, birds and deers that can be seen all around.
Only a short 20 min flight from panama city
The easiest way of getting to Contadora Island is by commercial plain, Air Panama.
The Sea Las Perlas Ferry is also an alternative way of transportation it runs 7 days a week.
This property is located on the quiet side of the Island, away from the some times a very busy and noisy air strip.
Full kitchen facilities, washer & drier,free Wifi.
Snorkeling, swimming & fishing in front of property
We stayed here last month for five days and absolutely loved it, for the following reasons:
Quick and easy booking; Adriana responded to our booking request within a day for last minute booking.
Upon hearing we were spending the wknd in Panama City before Pearl Islands, she suggested we pick up a few items from the mainland if we would want to cook, need anything for our stay (very limited grocer options)
She greeted us at the main port area/also the airstrip and took us on a brief island tour to point out key interests before taking us to the well-appointed villa.
Everything was above and beyond. Both Adriana and Jerry were friendly, comfortable folks whom you feel like you've known for a long time...
It was the details that truly set them apart. We mentioned we couldn't get eggs from the market and they gave us some of their own. They provided us a large jug of water for the in-house water machine for market price of $8 and set up an island tour right from the beach in from of the villa. They checked in on us enough with the right balance, as others have mentioned. There was really nothing more we could've wanted.
Staying at Jerry and Adriana's Villa Marquez, has always been a relaxing experience filled with Contadora sight-seeing and swimming at numerous beaches on the Island. (We also stayed in July of 2011.) Our favorite beach is the beach that gives to two reefs, which are inhabited by a myriad of fish just below Villa Marquez. Jerry and Adriana are eloquent host and hostess. Their knowledge of island history, great recommendations, and information promotes a most relaxing and enjoyable stay. Returning to Contadora Island and the Villa Marquez is always a pleasant memory and experience. We highly recommend their accommodations to all.
We absolutely loved our stay at the guest house at Villa Marquez. Jerry and Adriana are wonderful hosts. If you need them, they are there to help and full of knowledge about the island and Panama, if not they are out of site. The apartment was nicely done and well appointed. We snorkeled almost every beach on the island and the snorkeling from their private beach was great. So many fish and we saw a turtle feeding.
My wife and I spent a wonderful two nights on Contadora Island this past week. The guest house was tastefully furnished, spotless, spacious and comfortable. Adriana and Jerry were hospitable and helpful in every way and exceeded our expectations. The home is located walking distance from a beautiful white sand beach that is basically private the majority of the day. There is also another private beach area behind the home with breathtaking views of the ocean and rocky shoreline. We would not hesitate to recommend to anyone and plan on visiting again in the future.
Thank you Adriana and Jerry for making our stay comfortable and us welcome.
Maybe the previous reviews were setting our expectations too high, but we were very disappointed with the apartment / guest house. The small terrace of the guest house faces the street, not the sea. There is no garden attached to it. The "private beach" is utterly dangerous to get to, has the stairs leading down to the beach are broken and a railing is missing. The golf cart we rented for an additional $ 40 per day from the owner was in really bad shape. We had to pay extra for our 2 girls (7 and 9 years), although the apartment has 2 bedrooms and this price increase was not mentioned in the listing. The apartments' equipment is not outstanding at all. We decided to leave two nights earlier out of our 5 booked nights, and ended up staying at a 5 star hotel in Panama City for the same rate.
The casita was fantastic and exceeded our expectations. The furnishings and decorations were very tastefully done with plenty of room to relax. We hardly used the AC since the breeze was very pleasant off of the ocean. The property had a nice private beach with interesting cliffs and rocks. Snorkeling was excellent. We also saw a giant Macaw and deer right off the deck. The location is very centrally located to other beaches, village, and restaurants. Jerry and Adriana were very gracious hosts helping with travel arrangements and island activities. Adriana helped schedule an awesome fishing trip where we caught nice tuna and corvina. It was a perfect trip for us, and we hope to return as soon as we can.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
|Property Damage Protection||$59|
Rates are subject to change depending on high or low season and number of people in your party.
***Cancellation policy: Full refund with at least 2 weeks notice ***
Deposit is fully refundable if cancellation is done prior to 15 days of arrival.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.