How to get to Villa Noelia?

We are located on the beautiful Saboga Island, in the Pearl Islands Archipelago, just 1.5 hours away from Panama City. Getting to Saboga Island from Panama City is a straightforward journey that can be accomplished in two steps: From Panama City – Saboga Island (step 1), and from Saboga Island to Villa Noelia (step 2).

Getting Here

What can I do when I am there?

In addition to unwinding and savoring the breathtaking nature and pristine beaches, we offer a selection of tours for your enjoyment. To ensure availability, we kindly ask you to book these tours at least 24 hours in advance

Getting Here

Our dress code is casual and informal. We recommend bringing lightweight and comfortable clothing, insect repellent, a bathing suit, and sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots for our included activities. It’s always a good idea to pack a good book as well!
And remember to bring (coral safe) sunscreen!

We provide WiFi at Villa Noelia, allowing you to stay connected during your stay. Cell phone reception is also available in many areas of the island. Please note that the internet connection may occasionally be unstable. For a reliable connection, we recommend bringing a TIGO sim card. Additionally, we are working on bringing Starlink to the hotel for even better connectivity in the near future.

Yes, Isla Saboga is abundant with life! It is common to encounter iguanas, a variety of exotic birds, as well as dolphins and humpback whales during the appropriate seasons.

Koral Café at Villa Noelia proudly presents a wide array of delectable food and beverages, catering to diverse dietary preferences. Our menu features a variety of options, including vegan and vegetarian dishes, ensuring a delightful dining experience for all guests. Please note that outside food and beverages are not permitted in the hotel premises. Opening hours:Breakfast: 8-10 AMLunch: 12-3 PMDinner: 6-8 PM

We are fortunate to be situated amidst 400 acres of stunning tropical jungle. Given this, it is possible to come across various forms of wildlife, including insects. Depending on the time of year and the time of day, there may be periods when mosquitoes are present, particularly after prolonged rainfall. It is advisable to apply insect repellent before engaging in activities in the rainforest.

The electrical current in Panama is 110 volts. The sockets are American-style: standard US two-pronged plugs (or three-pronged if grounded).

In Panama, we enforce strict no-smoking policies for public places and hotels. Smoking is prohibited within the premises of Villa Noelia. If you choose to smoke on the beach, we kindly request that you be considerate of our wildlife and refrain from leaving used cigarette butts in the sand.

We are located in the tropics, close to the equator, and experience consistent temperatures throughout the year. Highs generally reach around 92°F (33°C) and lows hover around 70°F (21°C). However, weather patterns vary throughout the year and can be categorized into three distinct seasons.
Dry Season: Mid-December to mid-April
Green Season: Late April through September
Rainy Season: October to mid-December
The dry season offers four months of delightful sunshine and minimal rainfall. During the green season, the island is mostly sunny or partly cloudy, with occasional afternoon or evening “warm” storms that typically last a few hours. In the rainy season, we may experience heavy downpours, but don’t let the rain discourage you. October is the prime month for humpback whale watching in the Gulf.

To ensure a seamless and convenient payment process, we kindly inform you that we do not accept cash as a form of payment at Villa Noelia. We recommend settling your account in advance using a credit card or through a wire transfer. Please note that for local transportation within the island, it is advisable to have US dollars available for payment.

Check-in: 1:00 PMCheck-out: 10:00 AM
If your room is ready before the official check-in time, we will gladly offer an early room handover. Additionally, we provide a convenient baggage storage area where you can securely store your belongings.  Enjoy the flexibility of a late check-out (until 3pm), subject to availability, for an additional fee of $25.

Isla Saboga is surrounded by seven beaches, several of which are ideal for swimming. Specifically, Playa El Coral is just a few steps away from our rooms.

Yes, indeed! The majority of our rooms are equipped with full air conditioning, ensuring a comfortable and refreshing stay. However, we also offer a unique room called the “Tree Nest,” which provides a more adventurous experience akin to sleeping amidst the enchanting forest. It’s an extraordinary opportunity to immerse yourself in nature’s embrace.

A visa is generally not required for travel to Panama from most countries around the world. However, according to Panama law, you must possess a return ticket to leave the country upon entry, and your passport should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of entry. It is advisable to carry proof of financial means, such as a credit card, bank statement, or cash amounting to at least US $500. Additionally, it is recommended to have your Villa Noelia booking confirmation readily available, as visitors may sometimes be asked to provide proof of their hotel reservations

We are Kid & Pet friendly! Kids from 12 years, and for pets we ask an extra fee per pet/night.

The room rate includes access to our wonderful facilities, such as the swimming pool, Koral Café (bar &  restaurant), beach cinema, Koral Beach in front of the Loge.

Villa Noelia is independently owned, and the resort is operated by Embera Collection. This Canadian-based hospitality management company is dedicated to operating and developing sustainable stays and apartments all over the world.