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Recommendation for Bed and Breakfast Cerrito Tropical, a Taboga Island Hotel


Hi, my name is Richard Parizeault and I own and operate Panama Tours, Among other activities, we offer boat tours around Taboga Island like Whale Watching, Fishing, Island Visits, Snorkeling etc.

Many of our guests have asked us if our day tours around Taboga Island have a nice place  to stop and have lunch, where they can find good fresh food, and a clean bathroom? Well in the last couple of years it’s been easy for me to say “Yes, yes and yes” because all of our day tours have one thing in common, Cerrito Tropical, where we stop for lunch and refreshments.  Our main reasons for taking a break from the boat has been to visit the historic village community of San Pedro on Taboga Island, and to stop for lunch at B&B Cerrito Tropical.

After so many stops that I lost count, none of our guests have been disappointed, up on the mountain in a secluded area away from the beach noise, sits a Bed and Breakfast and for us the reason of our stop is the restaurant, the view is second to none overlooking the Pacific, the anchored boats, the local small Panga boats heading out to fish or take tourists around the island the wonderful ocean breeze reaching up to the restaurant of Cerrito Tropical even in the middle of the hot summer day, all this second only to the food we are served, fresh seafood often the daily catch and many house specialties mastered by their Panamanian Chef.

Should you want to get away from Panama City for a few days and enjoy a nice beach with less than 10 minutes walking distance from your hotel or you don’t want to walk but prefer to pay a local cab $1.00 and you’re on a sandy, never overcrowded, beach, then that is the place for you.

I recommend Cerrito Tropical, the owners speak English, Dutch, and Spanish, and if you have time they will tell you all about this special Pirate island.

All in all it was a great discovery for our crew and we certainly are happy to spread the word.

If you happen to check it out, tell them Richard sent you, you just might get treated to a local drink called Seco!

Another wonderful place to enjoy in Panama.


FOR A BOAT TOUR AROUND TABOGA ISLAND, CONTACT  Cynthia at B&B Cerrito Tropical and we will organize it with Richard for you or assist with reservations. If you wish to stay over on Taboga, Richard can pick you up from Taboga Island for an excellent day of fishing, snorkeling and whale watching! Email:, Call: 507-6489-0074

Check other articles on the subject here:

Fishing on Taboga Island

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