The ocean breeze, Caribbean sea, and beautiful off-the-grid locations have been enticing people to overwater bungalows for years. Many people think you have to travel to some tiny exotic island in the middle of the ocean for an experience like this, but Panama is home to some stunning overwater bungalow getaways (and can be much cheaper). These are my top 9 picks for your overwater bungalow vacation in Panama.


Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge, Bocas del Toro

Punta Caracol Aqua Lodge

This collection of eco-friendly wooden cabins is located on Panamá’s stunning Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Situated in the water, the cabins are built on stilts and feature a private balcony with a hammock.

Average Rating 9.0 | BOOK NOW


Faro del Colibri, Bocas del Toro

Faro del Colibri

Located over the sea at Carenero Island, the Faro del Colibri features a unique aqua-style with a private beach area, wooden docks, free Wi-Fi throughout and activities such as snorkelling.

Average Rating 8.6 | BOOK NOW


Yandup Island Lodge, San Blas

Yandup Island Lodge

San Blas is made up of over 300 rustic islands inhabited by Panama’s Guna natives. If you’re looking for that unique, once in a lifetime experience – this is where you need to go. Accommodation options tend to be pretty basic is the islands, but Yandup Island Lodge makes staying on a deserted private island as comfortable as it can be.

Average Rating 9.0 | BOOK NOW


Urraca Private Island, Bocas del Toro

Urraca Private Island

Visit Urraca Private Island and encounter a new definition of Eco-tourism. This mangrove island paradise will welcome you with an authentic Bocas del Toro experience which includes countless possibilities to enjoy. Not only will you have the opportunity to share your visit with our other guests, but also 12 monkeys who live here on this paradise island.

Average Rating 9.5 | BOOK NOW


Cosmic Crab, Bocas del Toro

Cosmic Crab

Set on Carenero Beach, Cosmic Crab has a beautiful location surrounded by jungle. It has a restaurant, and bright accommodation with sea views. The perfect hangout in Bocas del Toro!

Average Rating 8.0 | BOOK NOW


Azul Paradise, Bocas del Toro

Azul ParadiseTucked away on a secluded part of the island is an experience you will never forget. Each of the bungalows features a private outdoor shower, an outdoor living area with sofa, sunken lounge over the water, and a ladder leading from the sundeck straight into the waters of the Caribbean.”

Average Rating 8.3 | BOOK NOW


Isla Wailidup, San Blas


Situated on a beautiful island in the San Blas Islands, these newly built cabins provide a comfortable stay in paradise. Electricity is solar powered and they have a large restaurant with freshly caught lobster and fish of the day.

Average Rating 8.0 | BOOK NOW


Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge, Bocas del Toro

Eclipse de Mar

Located in Bastimentos, Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge offers private bungalows and rooms with individual hammocks and stairs that provide access to the ocean. A restaurant is also on site and offers complimentary breakfast.

Average Rating 9.2 | BOOK NOW



I'm Joey, a guy from Louisville, Kentucky that packed up and studied abroad in Panamá at the age of 20 and haven't moved back since. What started as a semester trip to Panamá has turned into 7+ years of living in Latin America and becoming a full-time travel blogger. Follow me on Instagram @joeybonura for more updates on my life abroad!

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