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Casa Guardia Luxury Beach Front Playa Blanca, Panama / Special for families

Bedrooms 7
Property type hotel
Minimum Stay 2 nights


Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

6 Bedrooms, up to 18 people / We have sections for small groups / Special rates

We do offer different rates for seasons.

Beach front property on one of the most exclusive locations in Panama.

One and half hour drive from Panama City. Two hours drive from Tocumen´s International Airport.

We offers everything you would want for a luxurious tropical vacation by the beach.

Built-in pool next to the ocean, social area with rancho, hammocks, bathrooms, ping pong table and basketball half-court, also pool table, a volleyball grass court, a wine cave. We do have also a spa for massages. Everything you dream about in a vacations.

We offer the option of renting the whole house, or just a section of the house.

Home includes 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths (one master bedroom with jacuzzi tub), internet, large screen projection TV, daily cleaning. We do offer a meal service (with charge) with a professional chef, and our staff is always available to help you.

Pick up and drop off at Tocumen airport can be arranged (at additional cost). .

Airport nearby for charter flights to any site in Panama.

Tours available through Casa Guardia to all attractions in the province and for all of Panama.

We also offer La Casita, it a unit in the same property with two more rooms. Also offer a kitchenette, dinning and living room and each room with a private terrance. Price per night US$495,00. Price per week US$2,975,00.

Casa Guardia at the beach: This property has been lovingly maintained for more than 20 years by a single owner, surrounded by lush greenery and by a beautiful sandy beach with no crowds, this area is becoming very popular with tourists from many countries as Panama becomes a destination spot.

If you enjoy a complete R&R vacation, this is the place. Relax at the private pool, be catered to, by the full time staff, don't lift a finger to clean or cook. Ride horses, watch the sunset, relax, this is paradise.

Live in luxury: Significant upgrades to the home have made this a wonderful destination. Gardens galore enhance the natural beauty with mango trees, banana trees and flowers everywhere. The private road is peaceful, yet the village of Farallon and a bit further, Rio Hato provide all the local flavor and the Coronado sea-side resort, is only 30 minutes away.

Newly appointed bathrooms have been updated with marble fixtures and large shower head.

More Details

Property Manager
Alberto Quirós
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 24, 2015

About Alberto Quirós

Enrique Guardia, PhD. Biochemistry and Nutrition, was born in Penonomé, Panamá. He is an affable gentleman who has traveled the world many times over and is married to the charming Karin Guardia, a beauty of U.S. and Swedish heritage. They bought property in Playa Blanca in Panamá in 1986, which became their home, after the couple decided to settle in Panamá for the reasons that Karin mentioned below. In 1991, the Guardias expanded their estate with the purchase of an additional front lot which was transformed by the family architects into a world class home where the couple now lives.

Karin is a retired teacher since 1995. She was born in Washington State, West Coast of the United States and recalled the challenges of raising the couple’s two children on two different continents, the cultural nuances of each country and her attraction to nature, flora and fauna.

Karin was asked what she liked about living in Panamá. She said she could not think of another place to live. She enjoys living by the ocean and being caressed by the ocean breezes, the climate is temperate, the location is away from the city, but close enough to the rural lifestyle, the sounds of the birds, the excellent medical services, abundant food, the ability to raise her parrots and chickens were things that endeared her to Panamá. When she leaves, she can only think about coming back soon. Karin keeps busy with gardening, tending her pets and as a language teacher, teaching Spanish and English for free. “English,” she said is “the language of choice today among Chinese, Finns and the world.”

Why Alberto Quirós chose Panama

With the downturn in business in 2007-2008, Mr. Guardia and his wife decided to turn Casa Guardia into a tourism product and that is when he turned for help to Alberto Quiros his nephew who is a lawyer and expert in the tourism industry. This decision requires a “large amount of money and a small army of people to maintain” said Mr. Guardia who believes “in improvement, not just taking care of Casa Guardia” so that the investment maintains itself. The house, picturesque and historic has a wine cellar, immaculately manicured gardens with special grottos for lovers to be alone.

The interior of Casa Guardia reveals fine workmanship of master architects. It is a cozy family home where peace and tranquility is a constant. The Guardia’s hideaway has been turned into an eco-luxury hotel, perched near the Pacific Ocean, the sea breezes and the tropical flora makes for a picture perfect ambiance. The hotel offers a full service package, for families who want an inter-generational experience where they can bring their extended family and occupy the entire house. It could be the venue for an entire wedding party or a movie set.

I asked Karin what do guests say when they visit Casa Guardia. She replied “It is the best vacation they ever had. It is very special, like a piece of heaven.” The reason guests enjoy the hotel is the ambiance; it is relaxing and private, which lends itself to reading a book, enjoying the beach, having quiet moments for meditation, or enjoying the wine selections (Enrique has a certificate in wine tasting). Karin offers a warm welcome to guests who would visit the isthmus: “to know yourself is to know Panamá, come soon!”


Rio Hato Hotel Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • hotel
Building Type:
  • house
Accommodation Type:
  • Hotel
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 2500 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Oceanfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 20 people
  • 8 Bathrooms
  • Master - toilet , shower , jetted tub
    Family Section 1 - toilet , shower
    Family Section 2 - toilet , shower , Not insuite
    Family Section 3 - toilet , shower
    Studio - toilet , shower
    Double room (ground floor) - toilet , shower , located next to pool
    Super Suite - toilet , shower , located next to pool
    Social Area - toilet , shower , Two bathrooms
  • Property is divided in two areas - one with the rooms, volleyball court, ping pong and billar table and dining area The other with pool, rancho with hammocks, basketball semi-court, spa and pool bathrooms (showers, toilets), and access to the beach.
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 20
  • Master - 1 king , Very private wing
    Family Section 1 - 1 king
    Family Section 2 - 1 king
    Family Section 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Studio - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , on ground level
    Double (ground floor) - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Super Suite - 2 queen , 2 twin/ single , Bunkbed
  • Each bedroom is equipped with its own air conditioner and noise reduction windows that can be opened for ocean breezes. All bedrooms have private bathrooms.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Piano
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Bicycles ...
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Patio
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Wood Deck
  • 12 garden chairs
  • 10 beach chairs
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Private Pool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Optional
  • Concierge
  • Daily Maid Service
  • Housekeeper
  • Massage
  • Private Chef
  • Staff
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • forests
  • rain forests
  • restaurants
  • volcano
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain climbing
  • paragliding
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing

Learn more about this vacation rental at the manager's website:



Nearest Airport
90 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
1 Kilometres
Decameron Golf Course
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
Farallon Village
Nearest Beach
10 Metres
Costa Blanca, in front of Farallón Island

The Farallon area, is next to the Rio Hato airfield and the Decameron Hotel

Golf: 18 Hole Golf is available at an additional charge at Hotel DeCameron, 1/2 mile from the property. Driving range also available.

El Valle Tour

El Valle de Antón is a unique community, as it is located in the crater of the only inhabited volcano in the world. El Níspero Zoo and Botanical Gardens, El Chorro del Macho (a waterfall with a zipline), volcanic hot springs, square trees, petroglyphs, and the public market are some of the area's attractions. In the summer months or dry season you can also visit El Chorro de Las Mozas, a trio of waterfalls that represents three legendary maidens. Hikers have plenty of trail options in the surrounding mountains. Among the favorite destinations are The Sleeping Indian, whose silhouette is of a reclining woman, and El Gaital, the highest peak in the area.

Our Valle Tour includes: Zoológico el Níspero, Mercado Central de El Valle, Petroglíficos de la Piedra Pintada, Mariposario, Jardín de Orquídeas, Serpentario

Penonomé Caminando

Our route: Palacio Municipal, Catedral de Penonomé, Gobernación de Coclé (Historic Heritage), Parque 8 de Diciembre, Centro Geográfico of the country, Museo de Penonomé, Barrio San Antonio, Public Market.

Our tour includes: Guide, Tickets (if necessary), Minimum 4 people (check if transportation is available from your hotel). Combine your journey with these hot destinations: Natá de Los Caballeros, Sombrero Pintado, Chorro de Tavidá

Agroturism – Cultural

This interesting tour starts visiting the artisan factory of Cuban cigars and the Penonomé crafts market. Where you can get beautiful handcrafts. Then we will visit the export melons packing plant (harvest runs from December / April). The lawn production project in Rio Grande and he rice irrigation system in El Caño.

We continue our tour towards the park and archeological museum El Caño, (December to August) interesting pre-Colombian indicant cemetery, place of enormous cultural and historical importance.

We will visit the “panafrut” cashew nuts (cashew pepitas) processing plant where we will appreciate the whole process from harvesting until the delicious nuts are a finished good. We will get to know the sugar cane plantations and one of the area´s sugar mills.

Before having a delicious fish & shrimp lunch, we will visit the Aguadulce saltworks, where we produce salt from seawater and after lunch we will visit the shrimp farms in the area.

We will then move to visit the most ancient Catholic Church on mainland in America, the Basilica Menor de Santiago Apostol. Located in Nata de los Caballeros, considered one of the Panamanian wonders.

We will finish with a visit to the Gnaegi agricultural production farm where you will be able to see poultry, green iguana breeding and a great view of all the productive region.

Includes: Tours and tickets, Snacks and (1) soft drink and Tour guide

City Tour

We leaved after breakfast for a City & Canal Tour: visit the majestic Miraflores Locks at the Panama Canal, in addition to the Museum in the Visitor Center. Can observe the transit of ships through this path of water. In this Tour you can enjoy history and much more on the visit, 250,000 workers from around the world and over 10 years of construction were the component to complete the Panama Canal, which is a monument to the genius and power of conviction.

Then visit the historic Casco Antiguo (colonial city of Panama), where we can admire landmarks and the Canal Museum, near the National Theater a brief stop at the Amador Causeway will provide a panoramic view of the city, the entrance to the Canal and the Pacific Ocean, ending the tour at a Local Restaurant in Amador.

Also enjoy a visit to Cerro Ancon, highest point of the city.

Recommend: Casual dress and comfortable shoes, do not forget your camera.

No include: Tickets to Panama Canal, Canal Museum and National Theater. Lunch not include either.

Get it free on your reservation for a week (7 nights)


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Nov 1 2016 - Apr 30 2017
2 night minimum stay

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