Our family of 9 (5 adults and four children ages 3-8) were all treated to a fantastic stay in Buenaventura! While planning our trip, Thomas was very quick and cordial with correspondence, even offering several suggestions for activities during our stay. The house and staff are simply wonderful. The maid and gardener were both friendly and efficient in making our stay comfortable. Those who wished to avoid the sun were provided with ample shade and a breeze for staying cool while watching the children swim. Although the pristine beach was a short walk away, we all preferred the comfort of Thomas' home. Several of our party took advantage of the golf course and booked tee times - rental of equipment was easy and the course was spectacular. Also, we used an outside company to book excursions to Anton Valley (zip line, zoo, craft market), Portabella (SCUBA diving), and Panama City (Canal, shopping, old town) and really felt like we had made the most of our trip. Any future trips to the Pacific side of Panama will definitely include this home. One final note: Because of several food allergies, we asked Thomas about a private chef. His recommendation was absolutely out of this world!!! Adreina with Manjar is the most amazing person and chef...her food was well-planned, beautifully plated, eclectic, and absolutely incredible. She and Manuel became part of the family, by the time that all was said and done.