El Otro Lado
Located in the historic reserve of Portobelo Bay, the exclusive boutique hotel fuses design, nature, culture, history and luxury for guests to relish a stay full of unforgettable tailored and sensory experiences.
El Otro Lado is a private retreat only an hour’s drive from Panama City, in the Portobelo National Park in an area of 35,929 hectares; the nature reserve is noted for its extensive green areas covered in forests, mountain trails, and the ruins of the seventeenth century Spanish ramparts that have been declared a cultural heritage site by UNESCO. A fabulous place where the locals have great energy when talking about their ancestry, they are carrying through a wonderful culture through local traditions and ways of living.
El Otro Lado offers guests sensational views of the rainforest and the Portobelo bay, keeping an extensive tropical decor incorporating native elements highlighting luxury in each space.
There are 5 separate villa houses, each with a unique decorative motif that creates an essence about the environment. All this is based on a private retreat distribution, offering excellent room service, air conditioning, an infinity pool and a restaurant that offers a fusion of Caribbean cuisine and international cuisine of the highest quality.
From El Otro Lado guests can discover the Caribbean culture, the Spanish culture of Portobelo, the black Christ, the traditional Congo dancing, visit the Spanish forts, walk on the beautiful white sandy beaches just thirty minutes away, admire the wildlife and spot the rare birds, walk on the rainforest trails, and navigate through the mangroves and enjoy sport fishing.
Discover the natural, historical and cultural beauty of Portobelo El Otro Lado through this exclusive private retreat.