El Otro Lado

Portobelo, Panama

Max 100

Overnight | 8 bedrooms

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About El Otro Lado

El Otro Lado offers pure luxury in Panama’s most exclusive Caribbean enclave. Located in Portobelo, just an hour-and-a-half from Panama City, El Otro Lado is surrounded by blue seas, deserted beaches and lush forests, which are a part of a protected (and uncrowded) national park. No matter where you are on the property, you will be surrounded by 360-degrees of tranquility, natural beauty and style. El Otro has five houses. Each is tucked into the natural landscapes that dominate Portobelo Bay, and each offers stunning views of the water and the coastline. These private retreats balance luxury, tasteful handcrafted elements and tropical-inspired designs. In all, the five residences have a total of eight rooms. Each space is enhanced by original artwork created by local artists. Water- ...
El Otro Lado offers pure luxury in Panama’s most exclusive Caribbean enclave. Located in Portobelo, just an hour-and-a-half from Panama City, El Otro Lado is surrounded by blue seas, deserted beaches and lush forests, which are a part of a protected (and uncrowded) national park. No matter where you are on the property, you will be surrounded by 360-degrees of tranquility, natural beauty and style. El Otro has five houses. Each is tucked into the natural landscapes that dominate Portobelo Bay, and each offers stunning views of the water and the coastline. These private retreats balance luxury, tasteful handcrafted elements and tropical-inspired designs. In all, the five residences have a total of eight rooms. Each space is enhanced by original artwork created by local artists. Water-view desks and sitting areas mean that you are never far from the beautiful panoramas of Portobelo. The king-size beds swathed in Egyptian cotton linens are examples of the blend of comfort and quality that is found in every corner of this Panama resort. Entertainment and technology are part of the experience as well. Rooms boast 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite service, wi-fi, Bose sound systems with iPod docks, and stocked minibars. The Forest House is located amidst lush treed landscapes within earshot of the gentle rush of a waterfall. It is adjacent to the pool and has both indoor and outdoor sitting areas. The Sea House has a decidedly Caribbean style, as does the larger Sun House, an art-filled sanctuary which sits right on the edge of the rainforest. The private Spirit House has two separate suites and an abundance of indoor and outdoor seating. It literally touches the water. Casa Grande is a two-floor haven of luxury in the heart of El Otro. With large terraces and an expansive indoor seating area, Casa Grande is perfect for larger groups. There is an onsite spa that offers relaxing massages at El Otro. The activities available here go well beyond this, however. Sunning on the beach or snorkeling through the teeming coastal waters can bring both tranquility and a sense of adventure. The resort’s boats can take guests to the best snorkeling spots and the most secluded beaches. Kayaking tours of the mangrove forests and hidden inlets are also on the agenda, as are rainforest walks and visits to the historic Fort San Fernando. Other guided historic walks and cultural tours are available. The Gazebo is El Otro’s restaurant, bar and entertainment room. This airy seating area features exotic cocktails and amazingly fresh seafood dishes that are sure to seduce casual diners and gourmet-food-lovers alike.

What to do

Snorkel in the teeming waters of the Caribbean. Take in the original art throughout the property. Enjoy a relaxing massage after an exciting jungle tour. Go fishing on one of the resort’s boats.

What we love

The original artwork, which is placed in each house at El Otro.

The quality beds and linens.

The indoor and outdoor seating areas in each house.

The delicious food and fabulous cocktails served at the Gazebo.

What to know

You can reach El Otro Lado by road, train, boat or helicopter. The journey takes about 75 minutes by car.

Portobelo is part of an UNESCO World Heritage site.

The houses and suites can accommodate 2-4 guests. The Spirit House and two of the Casa Grande suites can host four guests each.

  • Indoor Event Space
  • Outdoor Event Space
  • On Site Restrooms
  • Gym / Fitness Room
  • Overnight Stays
  • WiFi
  • Scenic Views
  • On site Event Staff
  • Pool
  • Close To Hotels
  • Close To Restaurants
  • Close To Beach