El Otro Lado is a private retreat located in the Portobelo Bay, just an hour from Panama City and within the exuberant Portobelo National Park – the first protected nature area of Panama.
The Portobelo Bay is one of the leading dive destinations in Panama, with an array of interesting spots to visit including several coral reefs, and some historic underwater atractions like a 110-foot freighter.
This boutique hotel combines culture, nature, and luxury to offer exclusive and custom-made experiences.For dining, a delicious mix of the local food culture with the European, American and Oriental traditions, in a simple menu that balances colors, quantity and quality.
And following the same line, four of the five unique villas of El Otro Lado got their names from the natural colors surrounding them: The Forest House from the green jungle, the Sea House from the blue sea, the Sun House from the bright sun and the Spirit House from the purple-colored Portobelo spirit.All of these villas have an artistic design and are decorated with local art, photography and sculptures. Besides, all of them feature modern amenities including king-size beds with 100% Egyptian Percale Cotton Sheets by Rivolta Carmignani, 42” LCD TV with satellite & DVD, minibar, electronic safe, ipod dock, and complimentary Wi-Fi.
Additionally, the Big House or “Casa Grande” is a 3-bedroom villa of 800m2 that combines elements from the four other villas and features the same in-room amenities. The residence is arranged over two floors: on the ground floor, an air conditioned living room, a bar and an outdoor dining room; and on the second floor, three suites with its own identity and unique decoration elements.
The hotel also boasts an infinity pool overlooking the bay.