Dear Trip advisor friends,
As I always write in my reviews, we are a couple in their early 30's and that want to be quiet and peaceful in our trips. We both work in high stressed jobs and want to get away from it all.
After three days spent in Panama city we drove to David to spend one night before heading up to Casa Selva Del Mar. We drove to meet Izzy at a private dock with arrangements made easy by Susan (Izzy and Susan both owner of the property).
We were greeted by Izzy at the dock with his boat and parking arrangements for our car had already been made. Once that was done we loaded our groceries in the boat towards the villa.
WOW!!!!!! WOW!!!! & RE-WOW!!!!
We have both traveled extensively and are quite used to renting places all over the world but Casa Selva Del Mar has a unique charm. Situated right across the town of Almirante and west of the main island of Bocas Del Toro this place is paradise....
Have you ever thought that Tom Hanks would have been in paradise in the movie Cast Away only if he had electricity, food, loved ones and a way to come and go..... This is the place where you will be charmed by a Cast Away feel but in 5-star accommodations.
From beginning to end we couldn't stop wondering how this place was possible... Solar power, water from the sky, and yet paradise every day.... Reading, cooking, watching DVD'S (thank you Susan) and if you want adventure in front of the villa; Sea Kayaks, Snorkeling in the reef, shopping in Bocas and more....
Really TripAdvisor friends..... This place is paradise..... If you want to party and be wild.... NO.
If you are a people who want a great retreat away from it all and be fascinated by the jungle, the sea and more while being in a 5-star house...... GO!!!!
The hosts are wonderful and we will definitely be back!!!!
I write this and it's been three weeks we've been back,,,,, It took me 3 weeks to get back in a city mode..... HAHAHAHA!
THank you Izzy & Susan!!!
David & Julie
- Also Known As:
- Casa Selva Del Mar Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla San Cristobal
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A private villa bed-and-breakfast on a rainforested island overlooking the sea. Located on Isla San Cristobal in the Bocas del Toro archipelago of Panama, 15 minutes from Bocas Town by boat. Two 1-bedroom solar-powered villas each with kitchen, luxurious furnishings, satellite TV, wireless internet. Each perfect for a couple, but can sleep up to 4. Coral reef 150 feet from shore, free use of snorkels, fins, kayaks. Owner lives on site nearby, service 24/7. ... more less