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Playa Paunch, Bluff Beach Rd, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Monkey Tree is about one hour walking from the town and it can give you almost an isolation experience among nature. We loved the Casita, fully furnished, good for cooking (since you are far from most restaurants) and peaceful. The beach is just across the street. We had problems with our reservation three days before arriving, but the owner helped... More

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Riverside, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The tree houses are absolutely adorable with everything you could need for a long stay. The grounds are stunning and you will be amazed at how gorgeous it is. We really liked how it's outside of town bc Bocas town is very loud and crazy so it was nice to leave the craziness and stay in the serene jungle. I... More

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Monitor, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Thank you! Where to start. Heather the owner has thought of everything. She really cares about her guests. We booked for 8 days. We had casita 1. Fully furnished kitchen, great indoor & outdoor space. Hammock on deck. You can be completely open during the day & in the evening you can close up the whole deck. Bedroom is inside;... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Where to begin!!! We booked this after reading the numerous excellent reviews. We were not disappointed. The setting was like something out of a film. Set back from the beach in a rainforest, you are in the middle of wildlife heaven. The casita was spacious & clean & well equipped. We cooked most of our meals whilst staying on Boca.... More

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Emeryville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

Monkey Tree was a very memorable space for us in Panama. Two miniature, outdoor houses owned by an excellent, experienced Canadian lady, who continues to inspire me. She is a hard-working, well-connected host that handles clients on a personalized basis. Everything about Monkey Tree is well-thought out. Very clean. Privately amongst nature. Quiet. Lighting and decor are awesome. Hammock outdoors,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here last month for 4 nights, it's 5 mins in a taxi from town and the location is the best thing about it. Bocas is an ok place, doesn't have much of a vibe to it if I'm honest, from reviews I was expecting something like Ton Sai in Koh Phi Phi but it just seemed like a... More

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HeatherG97, Owner at Monkey Tree Casitas, responded to this review

Unfortunately sometimes we must ask guests to find other accommodations to ensure the comfort and safety of our other guests that wish to enjoy their time with us. This may result in fabricated comments from these guests which we have no control over. More

des moines
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97 reviews 97 reviews
44 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

We just loved our time at Monkey Tree but it is not for everybody. The owner doesn't live there and the caretakers speak no English, so there you are. But if you are even mildly self-sufficient you will really like it here in this manicured-jungle setting. We both speak some Spanish. For about $85 you get a whole house, with... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This place is awesome! Love the casitas situated in the forest. Very quiet and peaceful. Heather is very kind and accomodating. The place is out of a fantasy book. The casitas are clean and fun to hang out in! At night, the sounds are very pleasant and you can connect with nature.

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Vernon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

As you open the large heavy gate at the entrance to the MonkeyTree, you face what one could call Paradise. You wander down a pebbled pathway - and through the glorious hibiscus shrubs and Bird of Paradise plants you see the casitas. These casitas were fabulous! They were spacious, extremely clean and had everything you need for a very relaxing... More

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HeatherG97, Owner at Monkey Tree Casitas, responded to this review

I thank you for your perceptions and will take everything that you have said in consideration to improve my operation in the future. I apologized sincerely for the fact that the housekeepers did not show up that day. It is the first time they have made that mistake. I provide a telephone for each house with which guests can call... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

The Monkey Tree is a small accommodation for the person who wants to be close to town but not in it, close to the seaside but not on it and all the amenities of home Heather (the owner) is a wonderful hostess who makes sure your stay is everything you hoped for. The grounds are kept beautifully by an on... More

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Address: Playa Paunch, Bluff Beach Rd, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Monkey Tree Casitas Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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These casitas are two minutes from the ocean and two miles from Bocas Town. Monkey Tree is known for its exquisitely landscaped garden and natural jungle ambiance. It is a great location for those who want to be close to town but not right in it. You are a couple of minutes to Paunch Beach and there are swimming & surfing spots nearby. ... more   less 
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