El Otro Lado is made up of a collection of private retreats, each tucked into the tropical forest bordering Portobelo Bay. These five retreats are electrically designed, each with their own style and simple touches of handcrafted traditions from Panama's Atlantic Coast as well as local artwork, photography and contemporary sculptures.
The houses are named Forest House, Sea House, Sun House, Spirit House and Casa Grande and contain 8 rooms between them. All are equipped with modern day luxuries such as wide screen televisions, WiFi, mini-bars, a Bose iPod SoundDock and luxury amenities by Penhaligon.
- Forest House - 1 bedroom
- Sea House - 1 bedroom
- Sun House - 1 bedroom
- Spirit House - 2 bedrooms
- Casa Grande - 3 individual suites (2 of which contain a half-attic with two single beds for children along with the master bedroom)
Life at El Otro Lado centres around The Gazebo, the heart and soul of the property where guests can enjoy cocktails, browse the library, settle down to a delicious meal of the catch of the day, or enjoy the music of a playlist specially designed for El Otro Lado. The chefs at El Otro Lado serve delicious fusion cuisine, combining tastes and produce from Europe, America and the Orient to deliver a delicious Caribbean fashion cuisine that pays homage to the various influences of the great colonial powers.
For true relaxation guests can also enjoy the Con Sentimentos Room where they can indulge in a restorative massage or luxury manicure and pedicure.
For guests wishing to relax on one of the beautiful nearby Caribbean beaches the hotel provides a motor-boat service to reach one of the three nearby beaches: La Huerta, Puerto Frances and Playa Blanca. They will also happily pack you a picnic basket or some light snacks for your outing.