(Important Legal Stuff)

Dear Guests,

Please know that we have always taken your health, safety, and comfort very seriously, and we have always enjoyed a well-deserved reputation for maintaining very high levels of customer service, cleanliness, and safety.

Presently, we are taking enhanced health and safety measures throughout the resort to help maintain a clean, safe and comfortable environment for our valued guests, staff members, and visitors.  For your safety and that of others, please adhere to all posted rules, signage, and instructions during your stay with us.  Compliance with social distancing, hand washing and sanitizing, and similar instructions will be of primary importance.

Covid-19 (coronavirus) is highly contagious, potentially deadly, and may result in serious illness, injury, or death.  There is an inherent risk of coronavirus/Covid-19 exposure anywhere people are, or have been, present.  The CDC has indicated that certain people may be at greater risk, namely the elderly and those with compromised immune systems and other underlying conditions.  However, young and healthy people may also suffer severe illness, injury and death, and should therefore take precautions.

As a condition of visiting the resort and using any of its services, facilities and amenities, you VOLUNTARILY AGREE TO FULLY ASSUME ALL RISKS related to Covid-19 exposure.  You further AGREE that you SHALL NOT SUE OTHERWISE HOLD LIABLE the resort, its owners, employees, agents, insurers, and any relevant tour operators, travel agencies, and travel agents, including without limitation Elite Island Resorts for any Covid-19-related illness, injury, death, losses or damages of any kind or nature whatsoever.  Kindly note that all arriving guests will be required to sign a waiver to this effect at check-in.

This Assumption of Risk and Covenant Not to Sue applies to all guests and visitors including but not limited to any minor children for whom an adult guest or visitor is a parent, guardian, or is otherwise responsible for.  This Assumption of Risk and Covenant Not to Sue shall be LEGALLY BINDING.  Should any guest or visitor bring a claim, suit or any other action in violation of this provision, the claim, suit or other action shall be DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE (meaning permanently dismissed) and all costs of dismissal, including but not limited to reasonable attorneys’ fees and court costs, shall be borne by the party who wrongfully brought the claim, suit or other action in violation of this Assumption of Risk and Covenant Not to Sue.

Please understand that, without this Assumption of Risk and Covenant Not to Sue, it would be nearly impossible for the resort to operate under the current circumstances.  We don’t like legal jargon any more than you do, and we look forward to the day (hopefully in the near future) when all of this goes away.  In the meantime, we feel it is only fair that you are fully informed and allowed to make the best possible decisions for you and your loved ones.

We greatly—and very sincerely—appreciate you and your business, and we look forward to providing you with an excellent Caribbean holidayThank You!

Check-in is at 3:00 pm and check-out is noon. But we do our best to accommodate guests that arrive early or those that want to stay with us a little later due to a last minute excursion. Our front desk staff will work with you to store your luggage or make any other arrangement that you might need.

Front desk services: The front desk is open 7:00 am to 10:00 pm daily and can facilitate most business services including faxing, copying, phone calls, and any other inquiries you may have. You can also rely on our front desk staff for help with excursions, reservations, dining recommendations and local transportation coordination.

Internet: There is a computer just off the main hall in a private booth. You are welcome to use it to surf the internet and access email. Wireless access: The main house (which is where most activities take place) offers a strong Wi-Fi signal for use with your smartphones, laptops and other Wi-Fi enabled devices.

We are a big believer that your time at Los Establos should be rejuvenating, refreshing and completely unplugged. You’re more than welcome to give your friends, family and business colleagues our front desk number: 507-720-2685. We’ll gladly pass on any messages as they arrive. If you’d like to place an outgoing call, you can also do that via the front desk.


Frequently Asked Questions


Is there a bank or ATM nearby?

There are several banks and ATMs available in downtown Boquete (10 minute drive).

What should I pack?

Los Establos and Boquete are relaxed destinations. You’ll want to dress comfortable during the day as there are a lot of walking opportunities and excursions. Sneakers, hiking boots, quick drying clothes for the occasional rain shower while you are walking around town and a light windbreaker are also suggested. In the evening we suggest slacks as there are plenty of finer dining options in downtown Boquete; although you can always opt for a more casual dining experience as well – please check our dining page for some recommendations.

Can I do any shopping in Boquete?

Yes, absolutely! There are plenty of small local shops selling artisan crafts (stop by the hand painted tile store – it’s a unique souvenir that’s easy to pack). Walking through Boquete is charming, safe and we definitely encourage you to spend a half day getting to know our little town prior to leaving. You can enjoy breakfast at Los Establos, then head out to town and start exploring! At around noon make time to stop for lunch at one of the many restaurants and then stroll around town some more and when you’re ready, just grab a taxi back to the hotel.

What is the electrical current at Los Establos?

In Panama, the electrical current is 110 volts, 50 cycles. Standard U.S. plugs work without adapters (and don’t worry about bringing your hair dryer, we have them in every room!).

Does the hotel charge a Resort Fee?

Yes, a Resort Fee of US$24 per room, per night applies to all bookings. The resort fee is payable locally at the resort and includes wi-fi.


Where exactly is Los Establos located?

We’re nestled in the quaint mountain town known as Boquete in the Providence of Chiriqui, located on the west coast of Panama. We’re a 45 minute drive the David airport, which is where you will likely fly in to after arriving in Panama City.

How do I get there?

You will need to fly into Panama City (PTY) and there take a connecting flight to David (DAV). Once you arrive in David, you will take a 45-60 minute drive to Los Establos and the cost is $25.00 per person each way. Alternatively, you can take a comfortable and completely modern bus ride from Panama City through the scenic areas of Panama all the way to David Airport. Bus transportation takes 6-8 hours; please let us know if you will be opting for bus transportation and we will send you recommendations on local companies that you can use.

Do I need a visa, in addition to a passport?

For U.S., Canadian and U.K. citizens, a valid passport is the only documentation required. As for visitors other countries, you may need a visa. We are happy to look into requirements for you, please call our reservations center for help with this matter: 011-507-720-2685 or toll-free 888-481-0656

What is the weather like at Los Establos?

The average temperature is 75°F (20°C) and sunny, with a light breeze the North or South. Unpredictable but refreshing light showers called Bajareque can happen during the day, which is why we recommend a light wind breaker. Our temperature is truly even and very comfortable year round – we don’t even need air conditioning!

What is the time zone in Panama?

Panama is Central Standard Time.

What is the local currency?

Panama is home to the Balboa, otherwise known as the Panamanean dollar. Not that you need to worry about this since Panama is a dollarized economy. Everything at Los Establos, and most other places, can be paid for in American dollars.

What is the address at Los Establos?

Entrega General
Boquete, Chiriquí
0413 código Postal
TEL: 011-507-720-2685 or toll-free 888-481-0656


What can I do at Los Establos?

Most on-site activities will be relaxing, self-paced and entirely open to how you want to spend your time exploring the property. Sitting on the large terrace overlooking the volcano is breathtaking! You will understand the beauty and grace of our area once you take in the view (you’ll see what we mean when you get here and experience it for yourself!). Aside the wonderful view, you can also take time walking through our gardens, enjoying a nap on one of our lounge chairs, playing a game of pool in our grand saloon or just sitting in one of the many little sitting spots around the house. If you’re in the mood to stay in completely, you’ll be happy to read that our rooms are equipped with flat screen TVs, cable service and DVD players. In the evening you’ll want to join us for our version of “happy hour” which includes our award winning coffee, red or white wine and relaxing indigenous music piped throughout the house. After one day at Los Establos you will be relaxed & refreshed!

Do we need to bring books and DVDs with us?

Not at all, but you can! We have a vast selection of DVDs available for borrowing as well as books. Many of our guests bring a book and leave it behind for others to enjoy! Of course, if you have a favorite book that you are reading, please bring it with you – you will have plenty of opportunities to sit down and enjoy your book in one of our comfy chairs, out on the verandah overlooking the volcano or even on your private outdoor sitting area.

What about activities in the area?

This is what Boquete is truly known for and this is where we will meet and exceed your expectations! If you like adventure travel that is still safe and comfortable, then you have chosen the perfect destination. Within short driving distance you will find hiking, coffee farm tours (several of them!), horseback riding, tree trek zip line adventure, white water rafting, waterfalls, safari style tours, ATV tours, gardens, canopy rain forest parks and plenty of scenery to take in around town. We feel that a typical stay can be anywhere 5-7 days, allocating half day to most excursions (some require your full day), which will leave you with daily rest time to stroll town in the evenings and enjoy a fantastic dinner at a great value. All excursions can be planned ahead of time via our front desk or if you are undecided, you can usually book most excursions with one day’s notice. Our front desk will take care of reservations for you.


What are the on-site dining options?

A local and fresh made-to-order breakfast is included with your rate. Breakfast menu items include eggs, bacon, French toast, local fruits, cereal and of course, our award winning bottomless cup of coffee. We start serving coffee rather early, so feel free to get up, grab a cup of coffee and explore the house and gardens. Official breakfast time is at 8:00am. In the evenings we offer coffee service, as well as a glass of wine for those wanting to unwind before dinner. Dinner options in Boquete include everything pizza to fresh seafood – there is something for everyone. To learn more about the local area restaurants, please visit our dining page.


What is your cancellation policy?

If you cancel 45 days before your arrival, your deposit is refunded in full. If you cancel less than 45 days before your arrival, the deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel 30 days before your arrival or less (or if you are a no-show), you forfeit the final payment for the balance of your stay.

Note: A reservation will not be considered cancelled until a cancellation number has been received a Los Establos or Elite representative.

What is your payment policy?

A deposit of 1 night’s payment is required upon making a reservation. Final payment is due the day of your arrival.

Can I rent all of Los Establos?

Yes, you can rent the entire resort for a big trip, family reunion or wedding! Please call us direct at 011-507-720-2685 for details & pricing information.

Map of Boquete

Getting to Boquete


You can take a bus to the city of David, then it’s a 45-minute drive to Boquete. You can rent a car or taxis are available. Buses depart from the Albrook airport several times daily for the 7-8 scenic hour ride, with prices about $25 each way.

Another option is to rent a car (either at Tocumen Airport or in Panama City) and drive to Boquete. Once outside of the city, the drive is actually quite easy and the roads are good (Pan-American highway, four lanes part of the way). The trip will take 6-8 hours. A side trip to Coronado (coast) or El Valle (mountains) along the way is a nice break.


Most travelers prefer the scenic one-hour flight from Panama City (PTY), Tocumen International Airport to David Airport (DAV). Then it is a 45-minute drive to Boquete. You can rent a car or we can arrange a private transfer service for you. The cost is $25.00 per person each way and we need your flight itinerary to make the necessary arrangements.