Mariel and Fernando were the nicest people we met during our stay in Panama. In fact, they were the nicest people we have met anywhere, in a long time. They made my sister and I feel very welcome, comfortable and relaxed. It was as if we were staying with family!
Their place was a wonderful getaway from the city and exactly what we were looking for on our last days of our trip. Their property was lush and full of fruit trees, beautiful plants, excellent scenery and an abundance of beautiful wild birds. The dogs and kittens were an added bonus for us, as we are animal lovers! They were extremely gentle and kind. Their property was close to the river and we enjoyed our morning walk to the river - great workout. The people we passed on our way were also extremely friendly - great neighbourhood. We also took advantage of the outdoor kitchen and hammock. Mariel was very understanding when we had an accident in her kitchen and we were shocked by her humble response. We LOVED Mariel's homemade lemonade and Fernando's homemade fruit smoothie!!!
Mariel was also more than helpful with helping us get around and back to the airport (very fair rate for transportation to airport.) She even went out of her way to assist us when our transportation company from San Blas failed to get us where we had paid to go. I can go on forever about how wonderful Mariel was!!! Gentle and caring soul.
As for the room, it was good. It was clean, spacious and provided all that we needed, including a wonderful breakfast and morning chat. For those interested, it did have AC and a television - we didn't care much for these as we liked the heat and sounds of nature. The Wifi signal was not very strong in the room - but we weren't there for the internet - we just wanted to take in the scenery and the experience. It was a great one!