Welcome to our family run bed and breakfast! Our names is Nicolas and Angie and we will be your hosts! Angie was born and raised in Panama City, Panama and Nicolas is originally from Caracas, Venezuela. We have both been living in Bocas del Toro, Panama for over 20 years. We live on-site, in our own room upstairs, and even though Saigon Bay B&B is our home, we will always leave the area below open for our guests to come and go as they please. We really want you to enjoy your time with us and feel at home!
We have one dog: Rumba. She is extremely friendly and loves to be petted all day long. Rumba loves to chill on the deck by the water. If you’re allergic to dogs, this B&B is definitely not for you.
Our laid back Caribbean style bed & breakfast 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, just grab a bike and ride around town, or jump into one of our kayaks to discover the breathtaking mangrove channels and surrounding reefs.
Our spacious deck has lot’s of areas to lounge around and enjoy the constant breeze. 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.
Our rooms are located at the entrance of the building. Each room is decorated differently, inspired by the ocean. Each room has a private bathroom, air conditioning, ceiling fans, and places to store your belongings. Our B&B is ideal for couples or small groups of friends traveling together as well as single travelers. Our three double rooms can accommodate up to six guests at a time. Special deals and privileges are available to groups that rent out the entire home.
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.
Our 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 respectful residents. The neighbors are quiet with the occasional social gathering for cocktails, but never anything later than 10pm /11pm. 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. Our 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 we have 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. While the wind here doesn’t really get stronger than 15/20 knots on the strongest of days, the season is pretty consistent during November to early February. When the wind is blowing stronger, the ride is fun, as the ocean will provide constant little waves to surf and the current adding a nice push. Paddle to the other side of the island and there are some fun spots to grab waves on a canoe or SUP. If your an avid paddler let us know!
Bocas 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.