BOCA CHICA, PANAMA ADVENTURE VACATION
Panama fishing lodge and vacation getaway on a pristine island in the Boca Chica area of the Gulf of Chiriqui. Mango Bay Villas offers a luxury vacation 3 bedroom villa and a large 2 bedroom cottage that can sleep up to 14 people. Our boats and experienced boat captains will guide to you some of the best deep sea fishing locations, such as Hannibal Bank, which has earned Panama a reputation as a world class deep sea sport fishing destination.
We also offer exciting Panama adventure tours such as free diving, snorkeling and coral surfing, paddle boarding, water skiing and knee boarding, whale watching, hiking and bird watching in an ancient forest and mainland trips to a monkey preserve, forest zip lining or coffee farms. Or if you prefer, just kick back and relax on your own private beach. With diverse wildlife you are sure to experience parrots, lizards, monkeys, ancient trees, capybara, dolphins and diverse sea life.
The island is located a short boat ride from the City of David, which is a short flight from Panama City. We are located in a gorgeous bay that is sheltered from the open ocean; yet within a short boat ride from fantastic fishing locations. We have three boats, an on island caretaker and experienced boat captains to guide you to all the amazing spots so close to our island. Book your unforgettable Panama adventure vacation today!
STAY IN COMFORT IN PANAMA
Explore the natural beauty and diversity of Panama at Mango Bay. We are situated on 12 acres of a pristine 400 acre virtually uninhabited island where you will see dolphins, eagles, parrots, monkeys, ancient trees and endless fish and sea life. We offer 3,600 square feet of comfortable living space can accommodate up to 14 people in 5 rooms and a loft. Full kitchen with 18 foot long island, El Fresco showers, 6 air conditioning units, Wi-Fi, and Netflix’s, provide modern comforts within a private setting. Our island manager and boat captain is on site and can help you with whatever you require. We have three boats, water skies, knee board, a gull wing coral surfer and 2 paddle boards, a canoe so you can paddle to see even more of the mainland & Panama’s largest mountain. You will see Dolphins & even fish just off the point of our island. The local fisherman do!
Deluxe Waterfront Villa
sleeps up to 10
This three bedroom home was built with the finest construction and materials at great expense. We are off grid, with 2 dozen solar panels and back up diesel generator. We have all the luxuries you might hope for, but with a reduced environmental impact. We are surrounded by massive trees, including many fruits trees, and diverse wildlife including monkeys and parrots!
The roof is a Bali inspired design, with bamboo frame with thatch, teak interior walls of teak and glass panels (with curtains) which provides the feeling of being immersed in Nature. The master bedroom contains a king bed, the second bedroom a queen bed and the third offers two bunkbeds. The full deluxe kitchen features a 20 foot long marble island. The ceilings are bamboo & are 10 feet tall. Each room has AC and a ceiling fan. Both bathrooms have (private) outdoor showers, which are out of this world.
sleeps up to 6
This cute two bedroom plus large loft self-contained cottage can sleep up to 6 people comfortably. It is built with the highest quality construction, unlike typical structures in Panama. It features a 240 sq. foot covered veranda & a large table for dining.The well appointed kitchen provides a convection oven, large fridge, 3 burner stove top, induction element & a barbecue on the large veranda.
The bathroom has a large tiled shower. The main bedroom has a desk and queen bed, large dresser with mirror. The second room has a twin captain’s bed, with another mattress that pulls out from underneath. Air conditioning will help you sleep well at night. There is no smoking of any kind. Pets are allowed.
This cabin rents separately, or add on to your villa booking to sleep additional guests.
Add to your Stay
Discover the best wild and natural adventures on the Pacific Coast of Panama. Our local knowledge will guide to the best activities and secret locations in the Chiriqui region. Select complete packages or add specific activities “a la carte” to your accommodation booking.
Panama means “the place of abundant fish” where fishing is good year round. We offer world-class sport fishing at Panama’s famous sport fishing hot spots: Hannibal Bank, Isla Montuosa, Isla Ladrones and Isla Coiba.Our highly experienced boat captain will take up to 6 anglers for the day on his 32″ skiff. 200+ lb yellow fin tuna, black and blue marlin, and dozens of other varieties will test your skills and stamina. Price is per person and includes bait, rods and taxes. Bring your favourite tackle and rods if you prefer. Choose as many days of fishing as you like for up to 5 anglers.
Our experienced captain will take you to the best spots in the Gulf of Chirigui for a fantastic free diving experience (with or without spear). Lobster is a favourite catch. Gear and equipment is provided.
The sheltered waters around Mango Bay and the larger Gulf of Chiriqui offer fantastic snorkelling for all ages and experience levels. The warm waters and incredible diversity of fish, including dolphins, and the pristine beaches will keep you entertained for hours.
Our small ski boat with tow rope and 40hp is suitable for water-skiiing and kneeboarding for children, youth and ladies. Our experienced captain will take you out in the clear, warm waters for a few hours of fun in the sun.
Paddle-boarding is a great way to take in the sights and build your core body and the waters at Mango Bay are warm, still and clear for much of the day. Rent our paddle boards during your stay and paddle away.
Every year, between July and October, the warm waters of Panama attract thousands of breeding and nursing humpback whales from both hemispheres. Our captain will get you close to the whales, while still respecting their space and privacy.
Hike the ridge with our experienced guide on our pristine virgin forests on Bocha Chica island (also known as Isle de Muertos) , where you will see and experience the diverse wildlife of coastal Panama, including of course parrots and monkeys. These are short morning hikes that are suitable for people of most fitness levels, however you should be prepared to sweat!
Four hour mainland trip to experience Howler Monkey Hideaway, a lush tropical botanical garden and monkey rescue centre. Includes boat transport to and from mainland, transport and back and lunch at the sanctuary.
Glide through the canopy of centuries old cloud forests, high above the pristine rivers and waterfalls that make up the incredible natural landscapes bordering the National Park La Amistad and the famous Baru Volcano. 4.5 kilometers in total length, divided into 12 different zip line cables, you will glide through the trees on the thrill of a lifetime.
Panama is famous for producing some of the finest coffee in the world. Take a half day tour of some of one of the best fincas in the region, and learn what really makes a great coffee- from bean to cup.
A unique blend of excitement and solitude await on the river rapids in Boquete, about an hour drive from the marina nearest to Mango Bay. The combination of the region’s topography, abundant watersheds, and incredible biological diversity make Panama an extraordinary whitewater river rafting destination.
This is one of the best vacations we've ever taken! It was an adventure trip filled with extraordinary moments that we will remember for the rest of our lives. Well done Shawn, you have created a jewel in the islands of Panama!
Shawn's place was incredible, spent a few days there with friends. The house is beautiful and the glass construction with thatched roof makes you feel cozy while immersing you in the jungle. Highly recommended!
An amazing spot with beautiful views on Mango Bay. The house is really clean and surprisingly full of facilities in the middle of a tropical forest. The activities were also great with beaches exploration, snorkelling, fishing, spear fishing and amazing barbecues.
El lugar es un paraíso, excelente para descansar, tranquilo con vistas hermosas. La casa muy cómoda con todo lo que se necesita. Siempre atentos a hacer placentero el lugar. El Sr. Víctor muy amable y atento. Recomendado al 100%
Shawn was a great and very attentive host, gave all instructions on how to get to the cottage and several tips on how to enjoy the surroundings. The place is very quite and cozy, great for a getaway from the craziness of everyday. Victor, who manages the property is also very attentive and always willing to help you have a great experience.
Cute cottage with all of the amenities. Comfortable beds, great kitchen, nice bathroom and living room area. Air conditioning is great and available if needed. However the ocean breezes and wonderful shading is all you need. There is an outside area to enjoy the breezes and have a favorite beverage. The dock is close by to hang out and watch the dolphins and other sea life that swim by, to look at the beautiful view or to stare at the amazing number of stars. If you are looking to relax, this is the place! Everyone is amazing and helpful.