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Overview of Playa Bluff Lodge

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Outdoor pool
In-room safe, desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, rollaway beds, free WiFi

Playa Bluff Lodge

2.5 out of 5

4.1/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Bar

Explore the area

    Popular LocationPlaya Punch27 min walk
    Popular LocationCarenero Island31 min walk
    Popular LocationFinca Los Monos Botanical Garden1 min drive
    AirportChanguinola (CHX-Captain Manuel Nino Intl.)54 min drive

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Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 2497 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 200 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Triple Room, Terrace

  • 409 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Superior Double Room, Garden View

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Classic Double Room, Balcony

  • 301 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 2497 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Comfort Double Room

  • 323 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Superior Quadruple Room

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Basic Room, 2 Bedrooms, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 4994 sq ft
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Queen Beds and 2 Twin Beds

Economy Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 200 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Quadruple Room, Balcony

  • 431 sq ft
  • Sleeps 4
  • 1 King Bed and 2 Twin Beds

Superior Triple Room

  • 377 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 2497 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Basic Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Garden Area

  • 200 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed OR 1 Twin Bed

Economy Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 200 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Family Room, Balcony

  • 484 sq ft
  • Beach view
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View, Garden Area

  • 1991 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

Economy Triple Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 2497 sq ft
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Economy Double Room, 1 Queen Bed, Garden View, Courtyard Area

  • 200 sq ft
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Queen Bed

About this area

Bocas del Toro

Located in Bocas del Toro, Playa Bluff Lodge is on the beach. Local points of interest include Bluff Beach, Wizard Beach, and Up in the Hill Organic Coffee Farm. Guests appreciate the lodge's quiet location.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Up in the Hill Organic Coffee Farm - 16 min walk
  • Bastimento-Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal - 27 min walk
  • Playa Punch - 27 min walk
  • Carenero Island - 31 min walk
  • Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden - 1 min drive

Restaurants

  • Playa Bluff Lodge — 1 min walk

About this property

Playa Bluff Lodge

Waterfront lodge with an outdoor pool
Along with an outdoor pool, this lodge has a bar/lounge and dry cleaning. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden are onsite. All 9 rooms offer free WiFi, washers/dryers, and room service. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes, and showers.
Playa Bluff Lodge offers 9 accommodations with washers/dryers and safes. This Bocas del Toro lodge provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
Guests can experience the thrill of a safari, and take advantage of an outdoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Free continental breakfast available daily 8 AM–10 AM
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals
  • Outdoor pool
  • Safari

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Washer/dryer

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Spanish

Outdoors

  • Beachfront location
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Ceiling fan
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries
  • Shower

More

  • Desk
  • Safe
  • Washer and dryer

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 2 PM - 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 10 AM - 9 PM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

This property is closed from February 22 2020 to March 9 2020 (dates subject to change).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 10 per accommodation, per day

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 30 per night
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 40.0 2

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 10 per accommodation, per day
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 30 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards

Property is also known as

Playa Bluff Lodge Bocas del Toro
Playa Bluff Bocas del Toro
Playa Bluff
Playa Bluff Lodge Lodge
Playa Bluff Lodge Bocas del Toro
Playa Bluff Lodge Lodge Bocas del Toro

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Playa Bluff Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Playa Bluff Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Playa Bluff Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Playa Bluff Lodge?
As of Apr 21, 2021, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Playa Bluff Lodge on May 4, 2021 start from $75, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Playa Bluff Lodge have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Playa Bluff Lodge pet-friendly?
Yes, pets are allowed at this property. There's a fee of USD 10 per accommodation, per day.
How much is parking at Playa Bluff Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Playa Bluff Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM - 9 PM.
What time is check-out at Playa Bluff Lodge?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Does Playa Bluff Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle.
Where is Playa Bluff Lodge located?
Nestled on the beach, this Bocas del Toro lodge is within a 10-minute walk of Bluff Beach and Wizard Beach. Playa Punch and Bastimento-Bocas del Toro Ferry Terminal are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings

4.1

Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 11 out of 24 reviews
5 - Excellent 46%
Rating 4 - Good. 8 out of 24 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 24 reviews
3 - Okay 8%
Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 24 reviews
2 - Poor 13%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 24 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%

4.4/5

Cleanliness

4.3/5

Staff & service

4.0/5

Amenities

4.0/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 7 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Amenities
Great property on Playa Bluff. Filter was broken on pool while we were there so we didn’t get to use that. Lots of wildlife surrounding this property. Room was average for the price but we enjoyed our time here and the relaxing vibes in that area. Food at surrounding hotels was very good. The lodge only serves breakfast and it is average. Two pancakes, some scrambled eggs, two pieces of toast and 5-6 cubes of fruit.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Property Needs More Work but LOVED the Manager
The Playa Bluff Lodge seems to be in the middle of a "resurrection" of sorts. Apparently the place had a fire last year that destroyed the kitchen and perhaps more. I gather that the owner is trying to recover the business but seems to be doing it on the cheap. The only reason I give an overall "good" rating is due to the manager of the place, Magarena (Maga for short) who went out of her way to help us have a pleasant stay. The property has HUGE potential but it appears progress is very slow. I highly recommend visiting the Playa Bluff neighborhood but if you want a more comfortable stay, I recommend The Plantation, Hummingbird, or Oasis. Worth mentioning is the bus service that runs between Bocas town and Playa Bluff. The vans that act as a bus run every 30 minutes or so $3 each way but be prepared for a bumpy and often crowded 20 minute ride. The area is beautiful with opportunities to see sloths and Howler monkeys in your back yard.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 11 nights in Dec 2018

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