Dolphin Bay Hideaway

Top choice bed and breakfast in Isla San Cristóbal & Around
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Located amid mangroves and gorgeous gardens, this ecolodge has five rooms on two levels, with a big wooden deck, docks with hammocks and both a lily pond and a pool. Rooms are colorful and well appointed, with canopy beds, mosquito nets and large fans. Two cabins complete the picture. North Americans Brian and Amy are delightful hosts and offer tours.

There is snorkeling equipment available as well as kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddleboards. Meals are eaten communally in the lovely dining room on the top level. Transfer from Bocas town costs US$30 one way.

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Quick description

The eco-friendly B&B Dolphin Bay Hideaway features a wooden terrace with hammocks, plus garden and Dolphin Bay views. It is located on Cristobal Island, 20 minutes’ boat trip from Bocas del Toro. Offering wooden furniture, tropical-style décor and a seating area, the rooms are equipped with mosquito net, fan and a private bathroom. All come with garden views, while some units feature bay views. Activities such as beach excursions, snorkelling, canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, plus bird and dolphin watching can be arranged. The Chocolate Tour is another option.

Important information

Please inform Dolphin Bay Hideaway in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation. Please note under transportation information we are reached only via boat and we have a shuttle service at 2 pm. We pick up from the Divers Paradise Hotel/Pier 19 restaurant. Shuttle boat cost is $40 one way per booking and is NOT included in the Room only rate. We do include this fee when you book HALF BOARD.


  • Happy hour
  • First aid kit available
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Outdoor pool (all year)
  • Swimming pool toys
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Terrace
  • Kid meals
  • Open-air bath
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Internet services
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Wifi
  • Canoeing
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Designated smoking area
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Pool bar
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Hiking
  • Water sport facilities (on site)
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Garden
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Pool with view
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Walking tours
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Cashless payment available
  • Tour desk
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Bridal suite
  • Family rooms
  • Packed lunches
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Shallow end
  • Babysitting/child services
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Diving
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Aerobics
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Fishing
  • Sun terrace
  • Horse riding
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming pool
  • Shuttle service (free)


  • Concierge service
  • 24-hour front desk


  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Fitness centre
  • Outdoor pool
  • Massage


  • Free WiFi available

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar