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ABOUT SAIGON BAY B&B

A Family Run Bed & Breakfast
Located Over Saigon Bay, Isla Colón

Angie and Nicolas will be your hosts! Angie was born and raised in Panama City and Nicolas is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. They have both been living in Bocas del Toro, Panama for nearly 20 years. The couple is staying in their own apartment upstairs, and even though it is their home, they will always leave the bed and breakfast open for their guests to come and go as they please. Angie and Nicolas are doing a great job at making their guests feel at home!

They have one dog: Rumba. She is extremely friendly and loves to be pet all day long. Your hosts usually leave our fur baby upstairs in their apartment, but sometimes she like to chill on the deck by the water as well. Therefore, if you’re allergic to dogs, this B&B is definitely not for you.

This laid back Caribbean Bed & Breakfast on the bay is a tranquil space to take in sunsets, admire marine life, soak in the sun on a long chair, or enjoy a nice dinner out on the deck. If you feel like going out and about the way locals do it, just grab a bike and ride around town, or jump into one of our kayaks to discover the breathtaking mangrove channels.

The spacious deck with a seating area and long chairs benefits from a constant breeze, which guarantees that you will feel refreshed even on the hottest tropical days. The living room is furnished with large comfortable sofas, tables to sit down and work, and a small library with books in different languages from around the world, as well as a television with premium channels such as Netflix. 

The rooms are located at the entrance of the house. Each room is decorated differently, inspired by the ocean theme. Each room has a private bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and places to store your belongings. This B&B is ideal for couples or small groups of friends and family traveling together. Two double rooms and one triple room can accommodate up to seven guests at a time. Special deals and privileges are available to groups that rent out the entire home.

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THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast is located in Bocas del Toro, Panama, and is situated directly over the water with views of the entire Saigon bay and the Talamanca mountain range that divides the Caribbean Sea and the Pacific Ocean.

The  neighborhood is called “Saigon”, and is nested in a bay just a few minutes walking distance from the center of Bocas Town. Its practical location allows you to be away from the buzz but still close enough to shops, restaurants and nightlife. You will be able to enjoy a good night’s sleep, as the neighbors are mostly other quaint bed and breakfasts, vacation rentals, hostels and local homes of respectul residents. The neighbors are quiet with the occasional social gathering for cocktails, but never anything later than 10-00pm -11.00pm. While you should be able to enjoy yourself however you choose (alcohol is welcome!), this is not a party house nor a party neighborhood.

Saigon is not a typical touristy neighborhood, allowing you to experience Bocas del Toro as the locals do. Walking, bicycles and taxis are the most common means of transportation depending on where you are headed. The B&B is about a 15 minute walk or a 5 minute bike ride to the center of town. In a taxi, it’s even faster. In less than 5 minutes on foot, you’ll find a couple of local mini markets as well as restaurants. You’ll have access to bikes free of charge, making it easy and convenient for you to get to and from the center of town.

Saigon Bay is also a paddling paradise, and therefore your hosts made sure to have a few kayaks available to explore the surrounding areas. You’ll be able to explore the mangroves around this section and observe the wildlife above and below the sea. Sunsets here are fabulous. Grab a kayak and your camera, and go paddling in the sunset. For experienced paddlers, this area of isla Colon is a downwind playground. When the wind is blowing stronger, the ride is fun, as the ocean will provide constant little waves to surf.

Almirante Bay provides loads of entertainment for seasoned paddlers. Bring your own canoe or SUP, or use the B&B’s rudderless Tahitian outrigger v1 canoe. Ask for tips before heading out.

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