The SpaceThe house has 4 bedrooms in TOTAL!
2 Master Bedrooms with their own private complete bathroom w/shower
(Capacity for 2 families in total in the 2 Master Bedrooms)
* 1 Master Bedroom with 1 King Size Bed + 1 extra foldable bed) (max 2 Adults + 1-2 kids)
* 1 Master Bedroom with 1 King Size Bed + 1 additional Bunk bed (1 full size bed & 1 twin size bed). Max 4-5 persons.
On top of that the house has 2 ADDITIONAL BEDROOMS with a SHARED complete bathroom w/shower.
* 1 Bedroom with capacity of 3-4 persons (1 bunk-bed +1 Full-Size bed)
* 1 Bedroom with capacity of 2 persons (1 Full/Queen Size Bed)
The house can easily accommodate 2 families (2 adults/2 kids) and an additional 3-4 persons. (EXTRA CHARGE per night will apply for more than 8 persons) Guest AccessYou will have access to the whole house (kitchen, living room, terrace, garden, rooms, bathroom, except for the garage.
No problem with access upon your arrival! The house has a live-in maid who will receive you upon your arrival, and check you in. She will also clean the house daily, but will only change your towels, every two to three nights.
Additional / optional maid services (apart from daily cleaning) such as cooking and washing the dishes for you are NOT INCLUDED in the rental price and could be agreed with the maid in person during your stay paying modest ADDITIONAL GRATITUDES to the maid in-person and only cash. However, this applies only if you wish to use the additional services of the maid and is of course optional. Interaction with GuestsIf you have any questions, feel free to send me an email, call me, or you can always ask the maid. I am not around in the island while you are renting the house, but I am only a phone call, or email away. The NeighborhoodContadora Island:
Contadora is best known as a place for enjoying peace and tranquility, with little or no party scene (except for public holidays), locals benefit from endless relaxation. The beaches and beautiful landscapes make Contadora one of the top places in the world to visit.
Exploring the Beaches
One of best things to do in Contadora is to explore and enjoy one or all of the many beaches. Whether you are looking for sea shells or a romantic walk at sunset, working on your tan or getting comfortable with a good book, there is a bounty of public beaches all within walking distance (we have direct beach access to Playa Cacique) from our beach house. The beaches are clean, safe and are the jewel in the crown of Contador.
Contadora Island is only about 2 kilometres long, making everything a walking distance away. The streets are lined with street lights and the pathways and trails offer an adventure when exploring Contadora. Island life is always more relaxed and Contadora boasts a safe, quite, "tranquillo" atmosphere.
There are several excellent and diverse spots to snorkel around the Island of Contadora. We will be happy to point them out to you once you arrive. Usually metres from shore a different world exists, your mask is a window to the many species of colourful fish and marine life and how they flow together in the ocean. No experience required: snorkelling is an excellent way to begin to enjoy the beauty of the Pacific Ocean.
Scooter and Golf Cart Rental:
Offered on the island are two-seater, gasoline powered golf carts for rent as well as personal scooters. The rates for these vary from 30$ per day to 60$ per day, depending on the size of the cart or scooter. Enjoy the Island with your own mode of transportation and explore all that Contadora has to offer.
Snorkelling, Diving and Whale watching Tours:
Join the daily snorkel tour that leaves at 10:00 AM, with Roxanna and Guillermo from the Coral Dreams Dive Shop. A myriad of colours and marine life await you. Gear and drinks are provided. The tour usually lasts about 3 hours. Bring your waterproof camera!
Supermarkets / Food:
The Island has 2 small supermarkets (basic stuff only, no fancy or imported food). It does sell wine, beer, soft drinks, juices, milk, ice, & some basic food such as rice, pasta, potatoes, vegetables, cheese, ham, eggs, sliced bread, canned & dry food, and some frozen food as chicken, meat etc. They also sell other articles like women’s hygienic pads, toilet rolls, kitchen paper rolls, napkins, cleaning materials, etc.
However, the price tend to be double price compared with the prices of Panama City and the offerings are limited. (If you need recommendations on how to shop for food & beverages in advance of your stay and need to know how to get it to the island let us know in time and we can help you out).
The Island has 3-4 restaurants of which 2 offer pretty good food (Italian & German restaurants called "Tortuga Italian" and "Gerrard Seafood") as well as some restaurants offering only basic stuff such as club sandwiches, hamburgers, pizza etc. (mainly in the day time).
If you have any further questions regarding your stay at Contadora Island, please don't hesitate to contact me. Getting AroundContadora Island is very small (about 2 kilometres long) and you can easily walk around the island in 30 minutes but if you wish to rent transport, there are various options such as golf cart rental and/or mule/4- wheel rentals starting from US$ 40-50 per day to US $80-$90 per day (sometimes you can negotiate better rates if you rent it for 3-4 days or more).
If you let us know in time we could help you out with the golf cart rental. There are also a few people on the Island offering a taxi service for (US $10 one way) mainly in the daytime. Other Things to NoteFree transport is included in the rental price (minimum stay 2 nights) from the ferry dock in Contadora or Contadora airport to the house.
Getting to Contadora Island:
The island is easily reachable from Panama City through ferry (2 hours and 30 minutes). There are two ferry companies operating ferries to Contadora Island. Ferry Las Perlas which costs $95 round trip per adult / $57 one way per adult, and Sea Las Perlas which costs $90 round trip and $45 one way per adult.
Contadora Island can be reached by airplane (20 minute flight and they have two flights a day) from Panama City with Air Panama and it's about $80.00 round trip/return for an adult.
You can also reach Contadora Island by helicopter with Heli-Ancon. I'm not sure of the prices, but you can send them an email and enquire.
Estimated Helicopter Flight Times: 1 hour 40 min
We would be glad to help you out with any suggestions / recommendations on what to do on the Island (excursions etc.) and / or any questions you may have regarding your stay on Contadora Island!
There is a permanent medical clinic on the island providing basic medical needs but in case of severe accidents/medical attention you will need to alert the Panamanian authorities who will send a helicopter/airplane to the island to pick up the injured/affected person.