Sleeping & Resting in Panama

Beached Bungalow & Accommodations

Experience Panama in Reel inn’s Overwater Bungalow, or stay nearby

Beached Bungalow

Located directly in a quiet bay, the "Beach Cabin" has somehow created its own reputation.

It started as a floating hotel room called "El Boatel" but due to the navigability, or the lack of it, and some very unpleasant winds, the floating cabin was towed to the coast and called "Beach Cabin".

What this cabin lacks in amenities, it makes up for with “National Geographic” style beauty. From the incredible sunsets over the West Bay to the Central Cordillera to the North, the only thing that bothers you is the monkeys in the trees and the parrots that fly overhead.



Born as a floating Hotel Room, we have towed this cute overwater bungalow to our property, anchoring it in the deep water and building a 200 foot pier to it. It was called the “Boatel”. We have winds in Panama called “Nortera” that blow from January to February. These winds managed to hit the “Boatel” and the floating dock, about to destroy them. We managed to save the overwater bungalow and towed it to the coast. It can float at high tide and settle on the beach at low tide.

The bungalow was later known as “Tiltin ‘Hilton”. This worked except that if someone wanted to go to sleep while the tide was high and the cabin was floating, it would tilt in the middle of the night and you would just fly out of the middle of the bed. As you can understand, this created some problems with our clients, therefore, we now have secured the overwater bungalow with concrete pylons, connected to the shore by an accessible ramp that leads to an attached terrace.


The single cabin is a large room with a living room, King bed, Single / Double bed and a full bathroom with a private external shower.

The light for this cabin comes from batteries and solar panels.

The “Beached” Overwater Bungalow does not have a hair dryer or a flat screen TV, but do you really need all these things?

Instead, it has Kayaks at your front door.

The overwater bungalow comes with WiFi so that you can be in contact with your loved ones and tell your friends how much fun you are having.


Overwater Bungalow Rates

$150.00 per night*

  • Sunset Front Deck
  • Beds – King & Twin or Double
  • Inside Sitting Area
  • Private Bathroom with Private Outdoor Shower
  • Free High-Speed Wi-Fi Internet
  • Solar Powered Lights & Fan
  • Gas Grill to Cook with
  • Kayaks & Breakfast
Capacity: 2 - 4 Guests
Area: The Beached Bungalow is located directly on the Ocean's shore & is surrounded by nature. Privacy and nature abound with non-active volcanoes to the North and small islands to the South.
*Discount for multiple nights or accompanied by other activities.