|Rooms to Rent
Plaza Hostel is on the main plaza of the town of San Pedro directly across
from the second oldest church in the Western Hemisphere. On the weekends,
the plaza is usually filled with townsfolk and children playing, and there
may be a local basket ball tournament underway or kids' soccer game.
During national and religious holidays, the plaza is the starting point
for parades and processions steeped in tradition. The two story gray
building where the Plaza Hostel is located is more than 100 years old and
was once the home of Panama’s famous Rogelio Sinán, author of many
poems and books, most notably the Latin America genre classic La Isla
Magica written in the style of magic realism popularized by Gabriel
Garcia Marquez. The three bedroom apartment on the top floor is a
traditional Tabogano islander design with a front balcony to view parades
and religious processions and a back balcony with an ocean view.
Each bedroom is equipped with a double bed, desk, foldout couch, shelves,
and WIFI connection. The Library has a collection of books in several
languages and is outfitted for comfortable reading. The kitchen,
with microwave, stove, and oven, allows visitors the choice of preparing
their own delicious dining delights of fresh fish and mariscos caught locally.
The Plaza Hostel is above the Plaza Café, Taboga’s only authentic
sidewalk café. It's been said that the café serves
the best cup of coffee in Panama, and a little store inside sells locally
made hats and hammocks. The Plaza Café is a great place to
relax and enjoy Tabogano life as it passes by and a place to meet interesting
people. The Plaza Hostel enjoys morning sea breezes and afternoon
mountain breezes with stunning views of the town with its green mountain
backdrops and a 180 degree view of Taboga Bay with post panamax ships entering
the Panama Canal in the distance.
rent for $30 a night (maximum 2 people occupancy). Check
in 9am. Check out 5pm to accomodate the ferry schedule.
or email for short and long term,