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Rancho Juancho

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Rancho Juancho

2.5 star property
Mountain hotel with restaurant, near Portobelo National Park

7.4/10 Good

24 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Airport transfer
  • Kitchenette
  • Air conditioning
Sabanitas, la propiedad queda a 26 KM, 7 KM antes de Portobelo, Mechi, Colon, 00507
Main amenities
  • Restaurants
  • Breakfast available
  • Room service
  • Coffee shop/cafe
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Snack bar/deli
For families
  • Sofa bed
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • Colon Free Zone - 63 min drive

Getting around

  • Panama City (PTY-Tocumen Intl.) - 82 min drive
  • Colon Atlantic Passenger Station - 43 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Los Cañones - 4 min drive
  • Las Garzas - 5 min drive
  • Las Anclas - 5 min drive
  • La Torre - 6 min drive
  • El Castillo - 6 min drive

About this property

Rancho Juancho

A great choice for a stay in Mechi, Rancho Juancho features an airport shuttle. Free self-parking is an added perk, and guests can keep active with on-site hiking/biking trails and horse riding/hire. A snack bar/deli and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences include sofa beds and fridges.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 7 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

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


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed (2 per room)*
  • Restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop
  • BBQs
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding/hire
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Scuba-diving nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch LED TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Sleep well

  • Twin sofa bed

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Balcony

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Dishwasher

Special features


On-site venue – Overlooking the ocean, this café serves breakfast and light fare.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


  • Pet deposit: USD 10.00 per night
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


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

This property accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

Rancho Juancho Hotel Mechi
Rancho Juancho Hotel
Rancho Juancho Mechi
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Frequently asked questions

Does Rancho Juancho offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Rancho Juancho 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.
How much does it cost to stay at Rancho Juancho?
As of 30 November 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Rancho Juancho on 2 December 2022 start from €57, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Rancho Juancho?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Rancho Juancho?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room. There's a charge of USD 20 per pet, per night, and there's also a deposit of USD 10.00 per night.
Is parking offered on site at Rancho Juancho?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by Rancho Juancho?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Rancho Juancho?
You can check in from 2 PM - 7 PM. Check-out time is noon.
What is there to do at Rancho Juancho and nearby?
Have fun with on-site activities such as horse riding and hiking. Additional recreation on-site includes yoga. Enjoy amenities such as a picnic area and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Rancho Juancho?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant that offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Los Cañones (2.7 mi), Las Garzas (3 mi) and Las Anclas (3.2 mi).
Does Rancho Juancho have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a dishwasher and cookware.
Does Rancho Juancho have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a balcony.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Very nice with aerial view at the entrance to Portobelo bay
2-night romance trip
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2/10 Poor

No hot water, filthy rooms, awful smell in the room,
Michael, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The hammocks are comfy, the view is serene and the hosts are lovely. There’s no hot water in the little cabins, but we to tolerated this because everything else was so peaceful and inexpensive.
DIANE, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Best view in Panama, extremely friendly hosts.
Very good price - value stay, this place has one of the best views and the hosts are extremely friendly. The only thing to take into account is their is no hot water (at least in the cabin I stayed). Nonetheless all the rest is great value for your money, and for that reason this is the 5th tiem I stay here.
1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The cabin smells bad. Facilities are old and poor
Nice view. Kind persons, but the rooms are worse than expected. Broken Windows sills. Insects enter: ants, spiders and mosquitoes. Smell badly. Stuffiness. The AV and TV works. Breakfast is delicious.
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8/10 Very good

Adequate place to stay near Portobelo
The best of very few choices in the Portobelo area. It is up a steep driveway on a cliff overlooking the Caribbean. Very few staff who were always helpful. Roof leaked copiously in heavy rain but not a huge problem due to tile floors. We just swept the water out. Power outages once in a while. You must have business in Portobelo if you are going there. We did and this was the best we could find.
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6/10 Good

Great spot for a cabin based stay
We stayed 3 nights. The hotel is just outside Portobelo up a very very steep bank. The views and the farm behind are quite beautiful. Cabins are clean and equipped with air con, tv and hammocks outside. There was no hot water or wifi during our stay. The owners are very pleasant and helpful and obviously gradually upgrading their facilities; the kitchenette needed attention. We breakfasted at the little Panaderia on the way into Portobelo ate dinner at Captain Jack's (both very good) so we can't comment on the hotel breakfast, which is on request. Their is plenty to do in the area, particularly if you hire the local nature guide, Jason. Just remember this is not really a hotel with hotel facilities and you will enjoy the different experience.
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8/10 Very good

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8/10 Very good

If you like over looking the ocean this is for you
You must get to the top of the driveway and this alone can be an experience by it self. I myself thought the driveway was a thrill. The place was clean, they provide hammocks, refrigerator, dishes, cable (I changed the tv language to English to watch CSI). It is quiet and in the middle of no where. Bring our own dish soap. I loved it and I will be returning.
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Eco-tourism escape
This is a great eco tourism escape. It's simple and mellow with great views of the Caribbean. The morning breakfasts were outstanding. If you need the Hilton amenities, this is not your place.
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