We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Improve this listing
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
Phone Number: 66078962
Website
Description: Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos...
Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos, overlooking Pantai surf break. Fully equipped with kitchen, queen sized bed, bedsofa, living area, deck and hotwater shower. The cabin is solar powered, with a rain water catchment system.The cabin sits a short distance from Up in the Hill Coffee Shop on an organic chocolate and tropical fruit farm. A 15 minute walk, through beautiful tropical jungle, from the Caribbean town of Old Bank, and 20 minutes from the stunning Wizard Beach, an ideal place for surfing or sunning. The cabin is a perfect base for surf trips, hikes or ideal for a quiet retreat away from it all. Delicious breakfast or home-made pizzas, gnocchi, organic salads can be ordered from the Up in the Hill Coffee ShopStaying Up in the Hill is a truly unique experience where you can have luxury, healthy living, and adventure while being away from it all.
read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 40 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 3
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Fun and informative tour about cocoa growth on sustainable farm

Great tour for our family learning about cocoa growth and other fauna. Learned so much and LOVED the samples and trying all the different fruits. Be sure to make a reservation as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
Carrie C
,
Denver, Colorado
Add Photo Write a Review

40 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Your overall rating of this attraction
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Great tour for our family learning about cocoa growth and other fauna. Learned so much and LOVED the samples and trying all the different fruits. Be sure to make a reservation as they like to keep the tours to an enjoyable number for all. Our youngest,5, got a little antsy by the end. Not suggested for those with ambulatory issues.... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Please read other reviews about the walk potentially being unsafe (which is why we never went to this place alone). We had no problems, others just say there have been muggings on the route so we were careful. This place is in a beautiful setting far away from it all. The home grown cocoa with coconut milk drink is fantastic... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cambridge, Canada
Level Contributor
118 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This little gem is nestled in the rainforest at the top of the hill on Isla Bastimento in the Bocas del Toro archipelago in Panama. The hike up the hill has been made somewhat more comfortable by the addition of concrete blocks and logs set into the clay as "stairs". Don't be fooled however, it can be a difficult climb... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Exmouth
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is an amazing little coffee shop that sells organic coffee and cakes etc! Also all sorts of really cool gifts for your loved ones back home,they havedonee and incredible job to get it to this standard,there is also two beautiful cabins to stay at behind the cafe,this place is a must visit,don't miss it,there are three trails to walk... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

My boyfriend and I had the most wonderful time staying in one of the cabins for 2 nights recently. The cabin was truly gorgeous in every aspect! The view was stunning and the surrounding jungle were fascinating. It felt like we were in our own little world but were only 1 minute from the gorgeous shop and 15 minutes from... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
auckland
Level Contributor
26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I went three days in a row to this lovely little cafe. It's a beautiful walk up (just follow the signs) even when it was raining so hard that I was "walking up a river" to get there! The hot chocolates are yummy and it's just a nice place to spend an afternoon there reading a few pages of a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Durango, CO
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

My husband, son (9), daughter (6), MIL (86) and I had what we all will remember as one of the best tours we have ever taken on a vacation, and we have traveled all over the world. Javier, the owner, led us on an incredibly informative and interesting walk throughout his permaculture farm, showing us everything from the cocoa trees... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Dundee, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Great location. Janette and Javi leave you to enjoy the cabin as your own home but are on hand if you need anything. Rainforest around you - great bird and mammal life. Really enjoyed late afternoon walks to and fro Wizard beach. Latter is as attractive as the famous Red Frog beach but has far fewer visitors. Red frogs abound... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
The Hague, The Netherlands
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014 via mobile

5 days in one of their 2 cabins was the best of our month in Panama! The cabana was 5 stars, the surroundings and the brownies made it even a 6 star stay! Make sure that if you don't have the luxoury of staying in one of their cabanas, you do have breakfast (home made granola!!) or lunch. For 5... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

Beautiful setting, fabulous views, super good chocolate truffels and brownies, charming and welcoming owners, well worth the nice hike to the place. Its a must goto when you find yourself on Bastimentos. Don´t miss it!

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Up In The Hill also viewed

Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
 
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro Province
 

Been to Up In The Hill? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Up In The Hill

Address: Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
Phone Number: 66078962
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Up In The Hill staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?