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Only Habla Ya Spanish Students are eligible for the special rates for extended stays that appear on this page when they make their reservation through us. These special rates are offered to our students due to the amount of traffic that we generate for these hotels. Most of our recommended lodging options are located within walking distance to our Spanish school in Bocas del Toro (from 1 to 15 minute walks).

Saigon Bay Bed & Breakfast

Price per Night Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
$55 $346.50 $1402.50

* Cancellation policies and conditions further below.

Deck and Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast
The Real Caribbean Experience

Saigon Bay Bed & Breakfast is a 3 room over the Caribbean Sea hotel located in the local neighbourhood contiguous to our Spanish School's, home to authentic Caribbean living and the very best sunsets of Bocas Town. Here you'll be able to experience Bocas as locals do.

An over the water home immersed in Saigon Bay, painted and decorated with colourful Caribbean flair, this bed and breakfast offers a comfortable social area and a large deck to relax and take it all in.

You'll be able to make use of their kitchen and fridge, and benefit from free potable rain water too. As an Habla Ya guest you'll also receive free bike usage and daily breakfast over the Caribbean.

Different Room Options
Room at Saigon Bay and Breakfast

All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot water showers, screened windows and fans. Being on the bay with lots of windows allowing the breeze to flow through makes for an enjoyable and truly authentic visit.

Room #1 is boat room. It has a loft style full-size bed accessible by a ladder. This room has air conditioning and desk with chair. Room #2 is the surfer room with queen sized bed, and bathroom separated by wooden French doors and en-suite large hot water rain shower. Room #3 has a queen sized bed, and a single bed above. This room has a futon and is the most spacious in our bed and breakfast.

Hosts and Activities
Living room area at Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast

Angie was born in the Panama Canal zone and grew up in Panama. Nicolas was born in Caracas, Venezuela. Both have been living in Bocas del Toro for nearly 15 years. They love the outdoors, training and are pretty mellow. Angie works from home and Chapo is a surf instructor and tour guide. Their three dogs live with them in their upstairs apartment as well as their cat but sometimes also chill on the deck.

Your superhosts 'Chapo' and Angie are on site offering full service concierge for whatever you desire. The greatest spots to see, visit, activities, island trips, surfing, diving, four wheeling, zip lining, horseback riding, shuttle trips, advice on how you can get there, or we can put you with the right people to take you.

Price per Night Weekly Rate Monthly Rate
$55 $346.50 $1402.50

* Please note: prices are in US Dollars for up to double occupancy unless specified ($10 per night for additional guest). Rates DO INCLUDE Panama's 10% Hotel Tax. Reservations require a valid credit card payment and a 50% deposit. 50% refund is granted up until 1 week prior to arrival. Monthly rate is based on 30 nights. Rates between Dec 25th - 28th are $75 per night and between Dec 29th and January 2nd are $115 per night.


Just a 7 minute walk from Habla Ya Spanish School in Bocas del Toro, Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast is just 6 blocks away from Habla Ya Bocas del Toro. The physical address is at the end of G Street. If you arrive by boat with Bocas Marine Tours you'll be dropped off right on main street (3rd Street): just take a right (up north) walking up the main street for 6 blocks (you'll pass the park), until you reach the end of that road and you'll have reached Avenida Norte (North Avenue). Take a left hand walk one and half blocks until it merges with G Avenue between 4th and 5th Street. Continue walking 11 blocks until you reach the end of G Avenue and you will have reached your destination. If you arrive on 1st street with any other of the boat companies, just walk through the park until you reach 3rd Street and from there continue north and follow the instructions as just described above. If you arrive by plane walk down the street leading away from the airport and make a left turn on the first crossing. You'll be walking north up 6th Street until you reach G Avenue and continue as above. From any of the boat stations or the airport you can always catch a taxi to your destination.
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