El Otro Lado is a private retreat on Panama’s Caribbean Coast located within Portobelo National Park, just across the bay from the historic town of Portobelo, Panama.

The resort has a world-class collection of rare Latin American music, which plays softly in the restaurant.

For an additional fee, the hotel can arrange fishing excursions (artisanal or sport fishing), cultural performances (dance performances, meetings with artisans), wildlife viewing, diving, snorkeling, and catamaran sailing.

The interior of El Otro Lado features colorful decorations, tiled floor and high white ceilings.

Accommodations 

This vibrant boutique hotel is a collection of four villas and three suites. Each is unique, but all are furnished with air conditioning, security box,
hair dryer, and Wi-Fi. Some higher category units add private patios, kitchens, and living rooms.

The exterior of the El Otro Lado houses features rainforest views and beaches.

Forest House:

The forest house at El Otro Lado features bright green walls, tiled floor, a bedroom, tv, couch and outdoor views.

Sea House:

The Sea House at El Otro Lado features colorful tiled floors, aqua walls, a TV, couch and ocean views.

Sun House:

The interior of the Sun House at El Otro Lado has yellow walls, unique artwork, white couches and tiled floor.

Spirit House:

The interior of the Spirit House at El Otro Lado features a tiled floor, blue walls, ocean views and colorful furniture.

Casa Grande 

About 8,600 square feet, Casa Grande includes two floors with three suites.

Ground floor includes a living room, bar and outdoor dining.

The three suites are located on the second floor, each with its own identity surrounded by terraces and views of the jungle and bay.

The exterior of Casa Grande at El Otro Lado is two levels with a wood exterior and dimly lit exterior.

Amenities

Among the hotel amenities are an outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar, yoga deck, gardens, sea kayaks, and paddle boats for the freshwater reservoir.

The pool at El Otro Lado faces the Porotbelo Bay in Panama.A woman lays on her stomach and gets a massage on a white bed at El Otro Lado.

Exploring Portobelo

El Otro Lado is an ideal starting point for activities ranging from forest adventures to cultural excursions.

Guests can enjoy rainforest hikes, river kayaking, diving, sea fishing, world-class birdwatching and visiting nearby Caribbean beaches.

Visitors can also enojoy the charming town of Portobelo, Panama — a UNESCO world heritage site. Visitors can sample local food, visit art galleries and observe the traditional Congo dance.

Two women point out ancient stone ruins in the rainforests near El Otro Lado.

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