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July 10, 2020 by Sineth Pov

Our Story

Discover our story, a unique hotel that combines authentic local experiences with a touch of our Cambodian homeland for a truly memorable stay.

Hello and welcome to Anachoreo. My name is Sineth Pov, I was born and raised in Cambodia’s rural countryside. As a child I wished to be taken away in a UN helicopter, I wished to know what it would feel like to be sitting in one of them. I would run yelling into the air happily after them. 

I later moved to the city where I studied tourism and started working in the hospitality service, and then in a 5-star hotel. With this experience, I began dreaming of running my own hotel someday. I imagined myself as an owner stepping into my own restaurant, smelling all the delicious food, and creating wonderful experiences for travelers.

I would see posters of beautiful countries with snow and watch movies with tall buildings, trains, and high-technology.  Then I also dreamed of traveling the world. 

That dream came true in 2009 when I first arrived in Santa Fe, Panama. I rented a small place and converted it into a Hostel & Bistro. A couple of years later, with the help of an investor, I was able to start building my dream hotel. Anachoreo opened in 2011 with 4 rooms and a restaurant serving up traditional Cambodian food. 

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Without a Cambodian dinner, we decided to reinvent Anachoreo to a new concept. Guests will enjoy good breakfast, nature hike and local tour activities, and we are expanding our wellness services to include massage, yoga and meditation. 

Our guests inspire us! From their impressions when they first step outside and take in the spectacular mountain view. They enjoyed a peaceful evening sitting on the terrace at night looking up at the stars and sharing their experiences of Santa Fe with us. 

Listening to these stores has led us to focus on creating mindful experiences and reconnecting with nature. We do this by taking care of the communities and ecosystems that surround us. We’re always working to improve our sustainability practices and invite our guests to give us suggestions and inspiration. 

We welcome you to share your knowledge and your experiences with us.

Thank you and we wish you a pleasant stay. 

Sineth

Our philosophy

Our greatest experiences are achieved through travel. At Anachoreo, we have the opportunity to share the experience of Panama and its nature. It is a place of respite from the pressures of modern-day living. To self-reflect and re-connect to nature, where people from different backgrounds and beliefs feel welcomed and are inspired to re-energize themselves.

Our values

Respect

Respect for nature. Respect for our communities 

Community

We support our community by employing local residents and purchasing local products, and working together with local micro-businesses to fulfill guest needs.

Mindfulness

Find peace of mind by slowing down and enjoying the present moment. Immerse yourself in the experience.

Respect

Respect for nature. Respect for our communities

Community

We support our community by employing local residents and purchasing local products, and working together with local micro-businesses to fulfill guest needs.

Mindfulness

Find peace of mind by slowing down and enjoying the present moment. Immerse yourself in the experience.