Uncover the soul of Bocas del Toro

...a gastronomic hotel experience...

Taste & Stay

at Doña Mara and Receta Michilá


At Doña Mara Beach Hotel we have taken the charge to become the first gastronomic hotel in Bocas del Toro.

​ Located on the palm-fringed island of Carenero, Bocas del Toro, in the Panamanian Caribbean, our small beach house hotel is home to restaurant Receta Michilá - where we invite you to get to know Bocas through food and cultural flavors. 

​Sit under the traditional penca-thatched roof of Receta Michilá's 'restaurant rancho' - and take in the natural island rhythm through dishes inspired by tradition, landscapes, people, family and the colors of the Caribbean. 

For any foodie wandering in the Caribbean, you must take respite in our rooms and discover the authentic Bocas through the fresh local produce and the creative quality of our cuisine.

An experience full of love, creativity and emotion that uncovers the soul of Bocas del Toro. You’ll never want to leave!

Contact us to find out more about our Taste & Stay packages.

Welcome to our natural island rhythm

‘Todo tiene su porqué’ – From a family holiday house on a small Caribbean island, Doña Mara today offers an unforgettable travel and dining experience (through onsite restaurant Receta Michilá) right on the beachfront, with all the heart, flavor and feeling of Bocas del Toro.

Located on a small stretch of white sand beach on Carenero island, just a few minutes by boat from the main island Isla Colón, Doña Mara is the perfect place to appreciate the heart and soul of Bocas. We are a place created by friends and family.; a place to share stories, celebrate life and feel a sense of place.

We have created something out of passion, and offer something that is more than a destination - Doña Mara is an unforgettable experience. As we like to say...

‘todo tiene su porqué…to find out what this means, well, you'll have to come and visit us! We'll be waiting by the dock.