2019

With optional pre-trip and post-trip stay in Panama City or Bocas Town!

After 2 fun years in Costa Rica, we are hopping across the border to Panama for our 3rd Annual Costa Rica Lifestyle Takeover – Panama Edition! For 2019, we are taking over Popa Paradise Beach Resort on Isla Popa in Bocas del Toro, Panama!

Bocas del Toro is located on the northern Caribbean coast of the Republic of Panama. Over the past 10 years, it has grown to become one of the most important travel destinations in Panama. The Bocas del Toro province extends from the mainland to the island chain, with 9 main islands, 52 cays, and thousands of islets. Bocas del Toro has some of the largest rainforests in Central America and is home to two national parks: La Amistad International Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; and Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, Panama’s first marine park and a nesting ground for hawksbill and leatherback sea turtles.

There are many things to do – sail around the island chain, zipline through the rainforest canopy, scuba dive in beautiful tropical coral reefs, learn to surf, or take on many other adventures. You will be able to explore deserted beaches, coral reefs teeming with sea critters, swim with manatees, or even see one of the last remaining monarchies on the American continent.

POPA PARADISE BEACH RESORT:

Popa Paradise Beach Resort is an award-winning, luxury, Adults-Only, All-Inclusive property located on Isla Popa with its own private beach, accessible by a 30-min boat trip from Bocas Town, and is unique amongst Panama hotels because of its location in the outer archipelago, making it one of the most private hotels in Bocas del Toro.

The resort is fronted by two white sand beaches with a private lookout point and Rosie’s Beach Bar, aquamarine waters and backed by a lush, tropical rainforest. This location provides a unique setting with stunning natural beauty, abundant wildlife and luxurious privacy.

In addition to a large pool deck with a jacuzzi, a swim-up bar and a beautiful view of the ocean, there is an open-air Clubhouse with a small fitness room, a yoga studio, sitting areas, TV area, games, books and equipment, such as kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing rods, and other non-motorized resort activities, complimentary for you to enjoy during your stay.

There is complimentary highspeed WiFi is available in the Clubhouse, but not in the accommodations, allowing you to unplug and unwind for the week.

As we are doing a full takeover, we have flexibility and can customize our stay. The maximum capacity for this Takeover is 40 people so it will be a very intimate takeover. The pool, pool deck & beaches are clothing optional; clothing is required in the Clubhouse and dining area.

The resident chef prepares the meals fresh each day so we can accommodate all dietary restrictions and requirements. There are two fully stocked bars at the resort, one in the dining area and a swim-up bar in the pool. Let us know if you have any special requests and we can make sure the bars will have your favourites, plus we are including one top-shelf request per person as well!

We will have designated playroom(s) and a Sybian available for you to use, along with special guests offering complimentary and paid workshops and seminars.

Everyone will have one complimentary massage AND we will all go on a Full-Day Excursion to Dolphin Bay for snorkeling & a Chocolate Farm Tour, plus a scheduled day trip where we will go to Bocas Town for souvenirs shopping and explore the charming town. There are also discounted excursions available for you to book and experience the different islands of Bocas del Toro.

Bocas del Toro Turismo 2012 from Bocas del Toro on Vimeo. The main island shown in the video is Isla Colon, and Bocas Town is shown with all the restaurants, shopping & nightlife

ROOM TYPES & PRICING:

Popa Paradise Beach Resort has different kinds of accommodation to suit different budgets. There are five Lodge Garden Rooms FOUR left, nine individual Casitas (five Garden-view ONE left; four Ocean-view SOLD OUT), two Junior Suites ONE left, and one Luxury Penthouse Master Suite available.

Lodge Garden Rooms

The Lodge Garden Rooms (Dolphin, Turtle, Cockatoo, Parrot, Toucan) are the most economical accommodations. These rooms face the sea with a mostly garden view, and are just a short walk to the beach. They have a table with chairs and a bench outside the room.

All Lodge Garden Rooms have a private bathroom, air conditioning, and ceiling fan. Queen and Twin beds are available. There is no television in these rooms; however, there is a large screen TV and DVD library in the Clubhouse.

ROOM Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
Dolphin (1 Queen bed + 1 Twin bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT *
Turtle (3 Twin beds) US$3,295/C$4,295 US$4,795/C$6,250  US$6,295/C$8,195
Cockatoo (1 Queen bed) US$3,195/C$4,150 US$4,695/C$6,095 N/A
Parrot (1 Queen bed) US$3,195/C$4,150 US$4,695/C$6,095 N/A
Toucan (1 Queen bed) US$3,195/C$4,150 US$4,695/C$6,095 N/A

* Prices listed are per room and inclusive of tax *

Casita Garden Rooms

The Casitas Garden Rooms are free-standing, individual accommodation with Queen sized bed as standard. Twin beds are also available on request.

These are three Casitas (#2, #3, #4) closest to the Clubhouse and pool, and two additional Casitas, #7, #8, down closer to the beach, but set back from the ocean, with an obstructed view. All Casita rooms can be configured to accommodate one additional person on a futon or twin bed, and they have full bathrooms with hot water, air conditioning, TV with DVD player, beautiful hardwood furniture and large shaded porches for enjoying the ocean breezes.

ROOM Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
#2 (1 Queen bed)  * SOLD OUT *  * SOLD OUT * N/A
#3 (1 Queen bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * N/A
#4 (1 Queen bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * N/A
#7 (1 King bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT *
#8 (1 King bed + 1 Twin bed) US$3,895/C$5,075 US$5,395/C$7,025 US$6,895/C$8,975

* Prices listed are per room and inclusive of tax *

The Casitas Ocean Rooms are free-standing, individual suites with King sized bed. These are four Casitas closest to the beach (#5, #6, #9, #10) with full or partial views of the sea.

All Casitas Ocean Rooms can be configured to accommodate one additional person on a futon or twin bed, and they have full bathrooms with hot water, air conditioning, TV with DVD player, beautiful hardwood furniture and large shaded porches for enjoying the ocean view and breezes.

ROOM Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
#5 (1 King bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT *
#6 (1 King bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT *
#9 (1 King bed + 1 Twin bed) US$4,195/C$5,475 US$5,695/C$7,395 US$7,195/C$9,375
#10 (1 King bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT *

* Prices listed are per room and inclusive of tax *

 Junior Suites

 

The Junior Suites are on the ground floor of our beautiful house on the point. These rooms are larger and have small kitchenettes. There is a king bed with pull-out twin bed and a futon, with wrap around porches with views of the sea on two sides.

ROOM Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy
#B (1 King bed) * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT * * SOLD OUT *
#C (1 King bed + 1 Twin bed) US$4,795/C$6,250 US$6,295/C$8,195 US$7,795/C$10,150

* Prices listed are per room and inclusive of tax *

Luxury Penthouse Master Suite

The Luxury Penthouse Master Suite is located on the top floor of the house on the point. It has one main bedroom with a King bed, a second small bedroom with 2 Twin beds, a living room, two bathrooms and a full kitchen, plus a beautiful wrap-around balcony that looks out over the ocean on three sides.

ROOM Single Occupancy Double Occupancy Triple Occupancy Quad Occupancy
Master Suite (1 King bed + 2 Twin beds) US$5,195/C$6,750 US$6,695/C$8,695 US$8,195/C$10,650 US$9,695/C$12,595

* Prices listed are per room and inclusive of tax *

PLEASE NOTE:
  • The prices listed are the PER ROOM price, INCLUSIVE of all taxes and fees,
  • We accept payment in any currency – all pricing other than US$/C$ will be at the current exchange rate and fees at time of payment (please contact Ying Ying for more details)
  • Your order is pending once you submit the order form; your order will be confirmed once your non-refundable deposit is received

HOW TO GET HERE:

The easiest way to get to Popa Paradise Beach Resort is to fly to Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (Airport code: PTY), then fly from Albrook “Marcos A. Gelabert” International Airport (Airport code: PAC) to Bocas del Toro “Isla Colón” International Airport (Airport code: BOC) in Bocas Town. You will then meet the boat transfer at the marina for your 30-min boat ride to Isla Popa.

Due to the flight schedules for flights arriving from North America, we recommend staying in Panama City for at least one night as the connection times between arriving in PTY and departing from PAC can be really tight.

To make your trip smoother, we are offering a 1-night Panama City Pre-Takeover Package that includes:

Ying Ying will host the Meet + Greet and bring the group to Popa Paradise Beach Resort so this is a relaxing and stress-free way to start your vacation.

You are also welcome to add on extra nights at AC Hotel if you like a few extra days to explore Panama City before and/or after the Takeover.

Price for the 1-night Panama City Pre-Takeover Package:

  • US$495/C$650 SINGLE occupancy
  • US$775/C$995 DOUBLE occupancy

Price for extra nights at AC Hotel Panama City:

  • US$195/C$250 per night SINGLE/DOUBLE occupancy
  • includes breakfast
  • Complimentary on-site parking

* Prices listed are per room and inclusive of tax *

INCLUDED:

  • 7-night accommodation at Popa Paradise Beach Resort on Isla Popa
  • Three meals daily
  • Snacks between meals
  • All beverages at the hotel (well liquor, local beers, mixers, plus one bottle of your favourite, top shelf included)
  • WIFI at the clubhouse & lounge; NO WIFI in the rooms
  • Designated playroom(s)
  • A Sybian available for you to use (attachments available for purchase)
  • Boat transfers from/to Bocas Town on arrival/departure
  • Complimentary Daytime Workshops & Seminars
  • One complimentary massage per person
  • Full-Day Excursion to Dolphin Bay for snorkeling & a Chocolate Farm Tour
  • Day Trip to Bocas Town
  • Use of the kayaks, snorkel gear, fishing rods, and other non-motorized resort activities
  • Daily activities and nightly Theme nights
  • Pool Parties with Bartender
  • Gratuities
  • *** BONUS *** Pre-Trip Cocktail Play Party on January 12, 2019 in Vancouver, BC

OPTIONAL:

  • 1-night Panama City Pre-Takeover Package
  • Extra nights pre and post trip in Panama City or Bocas Town
  • Extra excursions at discounted prices (Jungle Hike to Popa Dos, Crawl Key (Cayo Coral) Snorkeling, Red Frog Beach & Zipline, Urraca Private Island – Monkey Tour, and many more!)
  • Paid workshops

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights to Panama City (Airport code: PTY) or Bocas Town (Airport code: BOC)
  • Travel Insurance

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

We accept the following payment methods:

  • Check: in person or by Express Mail (your expense)
  • Email Transfer: online (Canadian $ only)
  • PayPal: online Friends & Family option (US$ only)
  • Credit Card: Online and there is a 4% service fee
  • Wire Transfer: International currency (you are responsible for all fees)

PAYMENT SCHEDULE:

  • US$500/C$700 non-refundable deposit is due once your order is received
  • US$1000/C$1400 is due October 15, 2018
  • US$1000/C$1400 is due November 15, 2018
  • US$1000/C$1400 is due December 15, 2018
  • Balance is due January 15, 2019

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*** SPECIAL OFFER #1 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for ALL FOUR Takeovers in 2019, the Costa Rica Lifestyle Takeover – Panama Edition, the Summer Lifestyle Takeover, the Europe Lifestyle TakeoverAND the Whistler Lifestyle Takeover, your Summer Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package will be FREE!

*** SPECIAL OFFER #2 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for THREE Takeovers in 2019, the Costa Rica Lifestyle Takeover – Panama Edition, the Summer Lifestyle Takeover, AND the Whistler Lifestyle Takeover, you will receive 50% off your Summer Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package!

*** SPECIAL OFFER #3 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for the Costa Rica Lifestyle Takeover – Panama Edition, AND the Whistler Lifestyle Takeover, you will receive 25% off your Whistler Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package!

*** SPECIAL OFFER #4 ***

If you book a Hotel Package for the Costa Rica Lifestyle Takeover – Panama Edition, AND the Summer Lifestyle Takeover, you will receive 25% off your Summer Lifestyle Takeover Hotel Package!

*** Please contact Ying Ying for more details ***

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

All purchases are REFUNDABLE subject to the package being resold minus the non-refundable deposits

OR

Credit for the full amount minus a US$250/C$325 administration fee will be issued and can be used for any future events

*** Please contact Ying Ying for more details ***