General information about HIBISCUS GARDEN, Hotel & Restaurant
The Hotel Hibiscus Garden is located on the pacific coast of Panama, just 10 kilometers (a 15 minute drive) from the little dive and surf town of Santa Catalina and within the nature reserve of the “Gulf of Montijo”. The nature reserve hosts 12% of Panama’s mangrove forest. This creates a wonderful wilderness for an abundance of wildlife including the following: Birds, Green Iguanas, Jesus Christ Lizards, Caimans, Howler Monkeys, Anteaters, Armadillos, Butterflies, and much more just in front of our door.
We are located directly on the beach in a shallow, protected bay.
Our beach is strongly influenced by the changing tides and a paradise for nature lovers, bird watchers and a perfect children’s playground. During the high tide hours you can enjoy the water right on our doorstep. There are no currents whatsoever so it is suitable for swimming and for all to enjoy.
It stays shallow and sometimes is a little murky (sandy). It also offers you the possibility to do wakeboarding, stand up paddle boarding (SUP), kite surfing and other activities. During low tide hours the water recedes up to 1.5 km and leaves you with a seemingly endless open space that invites you for a stroll, shell collecting or horseback riding with our own horses.
The hotel project started at the end of 2006. Since then we have been doing our best to change our 2 acre property from thorn bushes into a nice orchard of fruit trees and a flower garden. The property is bordered by pasture and cattle land on two sides and the ocean and a river on the other sides. We officially opened in November 2008.
Hotel Hibiscus is a small family business and we have built everything with our own hands, creativity and ideas. We have attempted to use as many natural resources as possible. You will find driftwood beds, wooden sinks, coconut lamps, there are mosaics and shell decoration everywhere and so much more on the property. The majority of the furniture and fittings have been built out of Flotsam and Jetsam. We are not a luxury resort and we don´t want to be. Hotel Hibiscus Garden is more of a rustic place where you are at one with nature. You will not find any TV’s or plastic around the hotel but you can watch the hummingbirds while lying in one of the restaurant`s hammocks.
If you are looking for a nice, clean and unique place in the middle of nature far away from the city stress, car noise,smog, traffic jams or loud music then this is the paradise location for you! We offer you peace, relaxation, seclusion, Panama´s best food and service all for a reasonable price and the guarantee of a happy holiday!
We are very proud to show you our own little paradise and make you feel welcome. The Hibiscus Garden family is awaiting you!