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1 room, 2 adults

Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel

2.5-star2.5 stars
Puerto Armuelles, Puerto Armuelles, Panama

Puerto Armuelles beachfront hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant
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Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel

from A$101
  • Comfort Double Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Family Suite, Multiple Beds, Ocean View
  • Honeymoon Suite

What’s around Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel


  • On the beach
  • Rio Coto Mangroves - 29.9 mi / 48.1 km
  • Playa Zancudo - 30.8 mi / 49.5 km
  • Playa Pavón - 32.2 mi / 51.8 km

Getting around

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
Airport shuttle service is available on request from 7 AM to 7 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Up to 22 lbs


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle from 7 AM to 7 PM *


  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Beach sunloungers
  • Beach towels
  • Outdoor pool
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel’s small print

Also known as

  • Big Daddy's Beach Club Hotel Puerto Armuelles
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  • Big Daddy's Beach Club
  • Big Daddy's Puerto Armuelles
  • Big Daddy's Beach Club And
  • Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel Hotel
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  • Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel Hotel Puerto Armuelles


For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of USD 6.5 for adults and USD 6.5 for children (approximately)

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 35 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle service for children up to age 2 costs USD 0 (roundtrip)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel

  • Does Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel?
    Yes, pets are welcome, with a maximum weight of 22 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 15 per pet, per night.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel?
    You can check in from 2 PM to midnight. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Big Daddy's Beach Club and Hotel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7 AM to 7 PM on request. The charge is USD 35 per person one way.

Recent reviews

Good 7.2 From 30 reviews

Very good 8.0
The people made the stay
We stayed for two nights and a full day. The town seems in decline even though it’s a destination for expats. The hotel isn’t opulent but it is clean, recently renovated and the staff is friendly and very helpful. Shout out to Frank the ‘consierge’ who made our stay - helpful, informative, attentive to details and bi-lingual (since we are not). If we return we will definitely stay at Big Daddies.
James, mx2 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Two thumbs and a paw up
We were really happy with the stay at this hotel, it was clean, the staff was friendly, and the food was super good. (Homemade pizza dough made it AMAZING, and my chicken burger was fantastic) The rooms are all arranged around the pool with the ocean in the background (we loved hearing it at night) so be aware that you will hear noise from the pool and music from the bar. They shut it off around 11, I think. There's not much to do in Puerto Armuelles other than the fishing, but if you want to disconnect for a couple days, hang out by the beach, have drinks at the bar and swim in the pool, this is the place for sure. The only negative we saw is that there's no smoking signs posted around (good) but apparently that doesn't apply to the manager, he was walking around all over, by the pool, our food, all over, with a cigarette in his hand or mouth. If you're going to smoke, at least go away from people to do it.
Eric, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Muy bien!
Maryl Laurane, cr1 night family trip
Good 6.0
Todo bien, hasta que el cuarto de la habitación que nos entrego el aire acondicionado goteara agua, y el baño la lavamano está debajo de una tablilla, y cada vez que subía la cabeza me golpeaba contra esa tablilla que colocaron que es un espejo. La regadera donde uno se baña el agua se esparce por todos los lados menos en el centro es donde debería ser. En el restaurante debería tener mas variedades de comida porque pedimos 2 ordenes de alita y solo había uno, pedimos pescado frito y no había, entre otras cosas. Pero general, solo no quedamos una noche.
Gui Ying, pa1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Visita puerto armuelles
El hotel necesita mejorar un poco su servicio de atención en el restaurante. Sin embargo, se nota que el dueño le dedica mucha atención a sus huéspedes y eso es importante. Aparte de eso la comida estaba rica y la habitación estaba limpia. Además que aceptaron mi pequeña mascota, lo que fue muy amable de su parte. Gracias por eso.
Jacqueline, us2 night family trip
Poor 2.0
Not recommended!
The most unfriendly receptionist when we booked in on the Friday, requested decent bedding 3 times as there was holes in the bedding, never received any decent sheets. The website states "Luxury Linens" No blankets or duvets in the room. Were short on a pillow (3 pillows in the room but we booked for 4 persons) and had to eventually collect it ourselves after the fourth request. Finding vomit on the sleeper couch and the bed sheet where our children was supposed to sleep! Dave apologized on Friday night and said he will speak to his partner to see what they can do to accommodate us for the inconvenience as there was no other available room. Then we were being ignored for the whole weekend! No window in the room, no water on Friday evening to take a shower and a cold shower on Monday morning. Definitely do not recommend this establishment!
mx3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Myron, us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
George M, us2 night trip

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