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La Buena Vida Hotel

3-star hotel in Santa Catalina

  • Free parking

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  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Smoking - Guest Room
  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Smoking - Guest Room
  • Comfort Double Room, Non Smoking, Garden View - Balcony
  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Smoking - Living Area
  • Economy Triple Room, Multiple Beds, Smoking - Guest Room
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7.6.Good.
  • The staff, especially Elena, was very friendly, helpful and attentive. The place is…

    Jan 10, 2020

  • Don’t expect a lot in general being in Santa Catalina. It’s just a village and overall…

    Dec 22, 2019

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  • Free parking
  • Gym
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 3 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Fitness center
  • Terrace
  • Air conditioning

For families

  • Microwave
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

What’s around

  • Coca Beach - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • Lagartero Beach - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • El Banco Beach - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km
  • Coiba National Park - 22 mi / 35.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Comfort Double Room, Non Smoking, Garden View
  • Comfort Triple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Family Quadruple Room, Multiple Beds
  • Design Double Room, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Coca Beach - 1.1 mi / 1.8 km
  • Lagartero Beach - 5.6 mi / 9 km
  • El Banco Beach - 20.1 mi / 32.4 km
  • Coiba National Park - 22 mi / 35.5 km
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 3 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Parking

  • Free onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Things to do

  • Fitness facilities
  • Scuba diving nearby

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace

In the room

Home comforts

  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan

Things to enjoy

  • Balcony or patio

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Desk

Food and drink

  • Microwave

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • Buena Vida Hotel Santa Catalina
  • Buena Vida Santa Catalina
  • La Buena Vida Hotel Hotel
  • La Buena Vida Hotel Santa Catalina
  • La Buena Vida Hotel Hotel Santa Catalina

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts cash and mobile payments.

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs

  • Yes, La Buena Vida Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 2 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Restaurant Flor (3-min walk), Fonda Donde Eduardo (4-min walk), and El Pacifico (5-min walk).
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities nearby such as scuba diving. Enjoy amenities like a fitness center and a garden.
7.6.Good.
  • 4.0.Fair

    Staff was never there during hours of operation , breakfast was not available both mornings and our room never got cleaned

    2 night romance trip, Nov 6, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very well-located, charming small hotel, nice and comfortable rooms, very nice and helpful staff. Would recoomend it and would surely stay there again

    1 night family trip, Dec 27, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    We rented the bigger Casa del Mar appartment for 3 nights. A large room perfect for our family of 5. Confortable and clean. Kitchen was fully functional and included a large fridge and coffee machine. Dishes supplied, but no pantry items (ex: salt and pepper, coffee filters...) and no toaster available, unfortunately. Local grocery store has the essentials, and fruit vendor trucks drive by the hotel on a daily basis.. We had tacos for lunch at the hotel restaurant which were delicious. Location and parking is convenient, A short 5 min walk to Santa Catalina Beach, but further from the nicer surf beach, Estero, so we would drive there. Surfboard rental are available around Estero beach. Elena, the manager (and yoga instructor), offered excellent service both before and during our stay, answering all our questions and helping organizing our activities, such as horseback riding at Ibiscus Garden). My wife had a massage, which was great, however pricey, at 65-70$ for an hour. We were suprised to find such high-end prices (higher than in Canada anyway!) in such a small, off the beaten path village. No doubt they would have gotten more business from us if massage prices were more reasonnable. All in all a great stay in a very welcoming hotel which offers great value for the price. We would stay there again without hesitation.

    Stephane, 3 night trip, Jul 25, 2018

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  • 6.0.Good

    Started off bad but got better.

    The property had 2 different places under the same hotel.com booking. Pictures and quality are way different. One is a nice simple hotel and the other is a hostel. We stay one night at the hostel since we arrived late and just wanted to crash and we moved to the hotel side the next morning. Staff is really friend and gave zero hassle about moving and said they would separate the 2 properties.

    Jacque, 3 night romance trip, Jul 11, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very good location. Great breakfast and nice hammocks in shade of porch.

    3 night romance trip, Apr 21, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Excellent staff and great location, enjoyed our stay

    3 night trip with friends, Jan 26, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    El personal y los dueños muy atentos a resolver y dar apoyo en cualquier necesidad.. sin embargo el restaurante cierra muy temprano por la tarde y para mi gusto era muy campestre pero se pasan muy buenos días de descanso porque tiene una excelente ubicación y es una zona tranquila

    4 night romance trip, Nov 1, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Admiten reservas con las instalaciones del hotel cerradas y el personal de vacaciones. Deberian avisar que hasta noviembre no habre el hotel con todos los servicios.

    Rique, 4 night romance trip, Oct 4, 2019

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  • 8.0.Very Good

    Schön

    Leider ist das Personal nur bis 2pm erreichbar. Strom und Wasser fallen in Santa Catalina regelmässig aus.

    4 night romance trip, Jul 20, 2019

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  • 4.0.Fair

    Het is een unieke plek, maar oud. Veel dingen stuk. Goede wifi. Stadje is leuk veel excursies te doen.

    2 night trip, Apr 26, 2019

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