El Faro del Colibri – Bocas del Toro, Panama

A very basic, yet comfortable overwater resort, El Faro del Colibri Resort offers guests private rooms with beautiful views of the Caribbean ocean. You'll also note that each room comes with hot water, a TV, Wi-Fi, beach towels, and a small fridge. There is also a restaurant right on-site that offers a complimentary buffet on a seasonal basis. If you want more dining options, there are several international eateries situated a few minutes away.

Though it does take a bit of travel within Panama to reach this resort, it's one of the main draws that beckon travelers off of the beaten path. As far as the reviews are concerned, you'll find lots of positive comments, which is not always the case for a resort this cheap.


El Faro del Colibri Resort is located on the coast of Cayo Carenero in the Bocas del Toro region of Panama.


5 Overwater Bungalows

1 Superior Overwater Bungalow

Beds: One queen size bed
Wi-Fi: Yes
Entertainment system:  Cable TV
Room service: No

Special room features

  • Orthopedic mattress
  • Private bathroom
  • Hot water
  • Additional bed upon request
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor fresh water shower
  • Private entrance
  • Private balcony
  • Desk
  • Small fridge
  • Wardrobe (closet)
  • Safe


  • Low season from US$214 per night
  • High season from US$246 per night

Restaurants and bars

  • Restaurante Macarela (open seasonally)

Resort features

  • Private beach
  • Tour desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shuttle service


There is no spa on-site.

Nearby activities

  • Bird watching
  • Careening Cay
  • Sea shelling
  • Boating day trip
  • Sportfishing
  • Catamaran sailing
  • Snorkeling
  • Diving
  • Surfing
  • Spanish lessons
  • Eco tours

What the reviews say

The reviews for El Faro del Colibri Resort are very high. Many guests cite clean rooms with no sand on the floor as a big plus. The breakfast receives top marks and so does the ocean surrounding each overwater bungalow. In fact, lots of guests detail how much fun (and how easy) it is to jump into the ocean from their rooms.

If you are concerned about the boat traffic next to the resort due to all of the water taxis, you'll enjoy hearing that they don't bother guests.

Getting there

To reach El Faro del Colibri Resort in Panama, you'll first need to fly into Panama's capital city, Panama City. After landing, you'll then either take a domestic flight to Bocas del Toro via Air Panama, or you can take the public bus or rent a car before hopping onto a ferry that takes you to Bocas del Toro.

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