I'm an American who grew up in Panama for 10 years (1977-1987). Some of my fondest memories of my childhood are our beach vacations in Palmar. It's been just shy of 30 years since I left, and this was my first trip back. I was excited to visit, and was so happy that Palmar hasn't changed too much and was still as lovely as ever. The location of this apartment is awesome, and the views from the balcony are amazing. I regret that I missed the sunrises, I didn't manage to wake up in time, but I'm sure they're spectacular. There was plenty of room in the apartment for the three of us, and all the things necessary for cooking, sleeping, showering, cleaning, etc. were supplied. Marlene was pretty accessible via text whenever I had any questions. Grocery stores and restaurants are easily accessible. There is still construction going on at the building site, so during the day there was a bit of noise, clutter and debris from the construction and workers. The workers were friendly, though, and were done working by 4-5pm. Despite that, I think the value was great - obviously the construction will eventually end! My husband, son, and I really enjoyed our stay and would definitely recommend it to anyone!