Located on Panama’s Caribbean side, just over an hour's drive from Panama City is El Otro Lado, a quirky boutique hotel of 8 villas on 110 hectares of land that prides itself on local integration. This thriving landscape (steamy rainforests, swampy mangroves, old fortications and kaleidoscopic coral reefs) provides the backdrop for endless hours of relaxation. But should the mood strike you to get active there are countless options, including fishing, rainforest tours, and snorkeling at one of the nearby beaches, transported by one of the hotel’s four motor launches. The restaurant offers a Fusion Cuisine, a mix of local food culture with European, American and Oriental traditions. Also, there is a bar and a swimming pool.