Dolphin Bay Hideaway

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Beach nearby, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach massages
Beach nearby, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach massages
Beach nearby, beach shuttle, beach towels, beach massages
Outdoor pool

Overview of Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Dolphin Bay Hideaway

2.5 star property
Beach B&B in Tierra Oscura with beach shuttle, outdoor pool

10.0/10 Exceptional

10 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
San Cristobal Island, Tierra Oscura, Bocas del Toro, 20001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Beach towels
  • Pool bar
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Beach shuttle
  • Terrace
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor swimming pools
  • Free toiletries

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • On the waterfront

Getting around

  • Bocas del Toro (BOC-Bocas del Toro Intl.) - 36 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Bed & breakfast by the ocean, revitalised in 2016
Consider a stay at Dolphin Bay Hideaway and take advantage of a round-trip airport shuttle, a poolside bar and a terrace. This bed & breakfast is a great place to bask in the sun with beach massages, a beach shuttle and beach towels. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. The on-site local and international cuisine family restaurant, Dolphin Bay Hideaway, features ocean views and happy hour. Enjoy the gym, as well as activities, such as motor boating, hiking/biking and fishing. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a coffee shop/cafe and a garden.
Other perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), concierge services and a front desk safe
  • Tour/ticket information, multilingual staff and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Luggage storage, a porter/bellboy and a 24-hour front desk
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, breakfast and helpful staff
Room features
All guest rooms at Dolphin Bay Hideaway include amenities, such as complimentary wireless Internet access.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • Balconies or patios, ceiling fans and daily housekeeping


English, German, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must transfer via boat to the property; guests must contact the property at least 48 hours before travel, using the contact information on the confirmation received after booking
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (7 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM*


  • Beach shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Water dispenser

What to do

  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach yoga
  • Ecotours
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Kayaking
  • Boat tours
  • Snorkelling
  • Fishing
  • Beach nearby
  • Cave exploring nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Beach shuttle (surcharge)
  • Beach towels


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2008
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Fitness centre
  • An outdoor pool


  • English
  • German
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan

What to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Dolphin Bay Hideaway – Overlooking the ocean, this family restaurant specialises in local and international cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 40.00 per room (one-way)
  • Beach shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of USD 40.00 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 60.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

Bed & breakfast DOLPHIN BAY HIDEAWAY Tierra Oscura
Tierra Oscura DOLPHIN BAY HIDEAWAY Bed & breakfast
Dolphin Hideaway Tierra Oscura
Dolphin Hideaway Tierra Oscura
DOLPHIN BAY HIDEAWAY Bed & breakfast Tierra Oscura

Frequently asked questions

Does Dolphin Bay Hideaway offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Dolphin Bay Hideaway does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at Dolphin Bay Hideaway.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM at scheduled times. The charge is USD 40.00 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
You can check in from 2 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of USD 40.00 (subject to availability).
What is there to do at Dolphin Bay Hideaway and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding, kayaking and rowing. Additional recreation on-site includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the bed & breakfast's other amenities, which include a fitness centre and a picnic area. Dolphin Bay Hideaway also has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Dolphin Bay Hideaway?
Yes, Dolphin Bay Hideaway offers local and international cuisine and ocean views.
Does Dolphin Bay Hideaway have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony or patio.
What's the area around Dolphin Bay Hideaway like?
Dolphin Bay Hideaway is located on the waterfront. Popular attractions include Almirante Port, which is 30 minutes away by car. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Definitely the high point of our trip to Panama. Brian and Amy are the best and their hospitality knows no bounds. They made us feel welcome immediately, as did all the other guests. The grounds are beautiful and our room was incredibly comfortable. We loved eating with the other guests and the food was just incredible. We'd love to go back to Panama and if we do we will definitely be returning to Dolphin Bay.
3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hard to leave and will be back!
What a little treasure! We absolutely loved our hosts Amy and Brian and the beautiful eco resort they have created in remote Dolphin Bay. Our room was very comfortable. The food was great- no choice and family-style but consistently yummy. We were lucky and had a wonderful group we shared meals and snorkelling adventures and kayaking with. Brian took us to secret spots snorkelling and on nature hikes - we had dolphins come up to say hi, sloths, rare frogs, fish, coral, turtles. It was very hard to say goodbye.
Susan, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

If you are looking for a Zen experience, then Dolphin Bay is your place. The amazing wildlife, fantastic tours, gourmet food, are all part of the dolphin bay experience. Very clean and comfortable.
michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Highly recommended
Excellent place, beautiful surroundings. And Brian made anything we wanted to happen happen.
Lee, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Just a gem of a place and people! A little hidden corner of paradise. Didn’t know what to expect when we decided to end our panama trip on isla Cristóbal for a 3 night stay at dolphin bay. We like all types of travel; we did the rooftop bars in Panama City, the hikes and coffee tour in boquete, the beach and exploring time in Isla Colón and party time in Bocas Town, but this ending was the cherry on top and a real raw and amazing way to experience just a beautiful place in panama! I’ve never experienced something so personal... the food was amazing (tuna steak, shrimp pineapple rice, curry chicken!) , the service was amazing (Brian and Amy are the best, always planning and making sure everything is good, took us to great snorkle spots, gave us an educational tour in the jungle,..) The place was a perfect mix of comfortable and beautiful, still feeling jungly and submerged into the panama jungle and ocean surroundings. And just the bay, watching the dolphins morning afternoon, evening... it’s magical ! For me who is in love with dolphins, I can’t believe a place like this exists and everyone in the world who travels is not making a stop here !!! This is a perfect place to relax, rejuvinate and explore a hidden paradise within panama! Highly recommended!
2-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Real treat with a touch of Paradise
Brian and Amy are gracious hosts who are naturals at ensuring that a guest feels special. Their property is tucked away on an island off from Bocas and from the moment another guest and I were picked up on their boat the vacation began. As soon as you head to the lodge from their dock there is something to see everywhere. From flowers to palms, to water lilies in their two ponds, to their permanent lodger, Dutch - the red frog - who took up residence on one of their fences, to the hummingbirds, and so much more. Brian provided a brief walk-about of the property exuding pride of ownership - well deserved! The lodge is located in such a way that the views of the bay from the restaurant are magnificent. The lodge has special touches everywhere, appropriate to the theme of coastal holidays. Their breakfasts and dinners are first class and abundant. They also make lovely tropical cocktails! If you like sunrises, as I do, the dock offers a real Zen experience. And, if you are lucky, you will see an early fishermen cast his net from his boat silhouetted against the light. If you are looking for nature, tranquility, and recharging you have found the perfect place. You should also try out the restaurant next door. It's accessible by a short kayak paddle which is half the fun. A special mention goes to their wonderful staff. Thank you again and until the next time.
Susana, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A taste of paradise!
Our family of 4 recently stayed at Dolphin Bay Hideaway with Brian and Amy, and we had the most incredible time. The kids slept in the loft (right above our room) and firmly believed they had the best "digs" in the house! Everything was special about Dolphin Bay...the gorgeous reef within minutes from the hideaway, the stunning mangroves, majestic dolphins (and paddle boarding with them), the chocolate farm, "Spike" - the resident spectacled caiman crocodile, tacos, Hermione, 5 star meals, amazing conversations and company. Brian and Amy were absolutely incredible with our boys. Their thoughtfulness, kindness, and positivity made it a one of a kind experience for each and every one of us. We can't wait to go back next year!!!
Erica, 5-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ruhiges Paradies am Meer
Der Pickup in Bocas Stadt hat gut geklappt und wir starteten unsere 25-minütige Bootsfahrt zum Dolphin Bay Hideaway. Die Anlage ist riesig, mit wunderschönem Garten, einem kleinen Pool, vielen verschiedenen Pflanzen und einem angrenzenden Regenwald indem man Frösche, Faultiere etc. finden kann. Direkt am Meer gibt es einen gemütlichen Aufenthaltsbereich, an welchem man SUPs und Kayak können kostenlos mitbieten kann, um Delfine zu beobachten, oder einfach etwas auf dem Meer zu entspannen. Die Zimmer sind liebevoll gestaltet und das Essen war richtig lecker! Amy & Brian sind tolle, interessierte Gastgeber, sodass wir uns sofort wohlfühlen und den Urlaub in vollen Zügen genießen konnten :-)
Melanie, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Wunderbare Unterkunft auf einer abgelegenen Insel mit tollen Gastgebern. Hier hat einfach alles gepasst.
Michael, 4-night romance trip
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