The Restaurant

El Pelicano was opened in 1995 by Giovanni and Doris – an Italian-Panamanian couple – as a restaurant, pizzeria, bar and hostal. We had been serving our clients until the year 2005 when we moved for reasons of the family. We settled down in Boquete, Chiriquí, where we are living and running our restaurant Il Pianista. In 2016 we decided to renovate and reestablish El Pelicano and the inauguration was celebrated in December 2017.

Please take a look at our photo gallery where you will find pictures of the new restaurant, the hostal and beautiful Isla Bastimento.

I’m looking forward to serve you in a personal manner and according to your taste! Our specialities originate in the Cucina del Sole which represents the Sicilian cuisine enriched with carefully prepared local seafood products and fresh quality vegetables. We encourage our guests to consult directly with the chef in order to design individual and creative dishes.

Yours sincerely,

Giovanni – chef and owner


The Hostal

We offer you 3 rooms and 1 apartment with stunning views of the sea and the surrounding nature.

All rooms have private bathrooms with hot water and are equipped with a fan and a fridge. The veranda is the perfect place to relax in the hammocks or the deck chairs.

We’ll be happy to arrange different activites and tours for you during your stay.

Our rates include breakfast:

double room – $45

triple room (1 double bed, 1 single bed) – $55

apartment (4 guests) – $110

apartment (5 guests) – $125