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Up In The Hill

Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
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Type: Farms, Specialty Shops
Owner description: Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos, overlooking Pantai surf break. Fully equipped with kitchen, queen sized bed,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Durango, CO
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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

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Dundee, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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!

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Tel Aviv District, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed about a week in the cabin at up in the hill. The cabin is perfect - ocean view, hidden by trees and plants. Also it is very cozy and nice from the inside. Jennete and havi the owners have been wonderful. The beach near by is amazing and good for surfing as well. By far the best place... More

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

Delicious banana bread, probably the best brownie I have had with delicious coffee served by charming Santiago and Maria on the verandah overlooking the peaceful garden of different trees, flowers, birds and butterflies. We also bought some of the organic products made there. It is definitely worth the walk - wear sneakers and bring a walking stick if it has... More

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We had an amazing time at Up in the Hill. Janette and Javi could not have been better hosts - so helpful, accommodating and the nicest family you could ask for. The cabin had an incredible view and was very comfortable. It really was the perfect getaway for a couple with tons of fun and exciting things to do nearby.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We had such a great time visiting Up in the Hill. we have 2 young children and visiting the organic farm and witnessing the process of making chocolate from scratch was fascinating and delicious. What we loved the most: - The owners (Javier and Janet and their 3 boys) are really genuine people and extremely welcoming. The 3 boys were... More

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Went there with my GF for a jungle retreat! We needed to relax and have fun adventure outside the beaten track! And this was the best place, perfectly remote and an convenient 10 mins boat ride to the main island if you need anything. Get ready for the muddy jungle hikes on the Island many trails. There no roads but... More

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El Valle de Antón, Panamá
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

The must do when you visit Bocas; take a boat to Bastimentos Island and take a walk to Up In The Hill. An amazing organic farm, coffee shop, organic producer, art shop, cabins for rent! If you have the time, rent a cabin for a couple of nights, you will enjoy observing the nature and the scenic views of the... More

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