Our stay at Punta Rica was everything we wished for and more. My girlfriend and I stayed about 6 nights at the Villa, situated across the bay from Bastamiento's town and less than a 10 minute boat ride from Bocas town, so all of our day time excursions were very accessible. The property is situated on a hillside with lush tropical surroundings and the villas themselves are quite comfortable and roomie with nice wood workmanship throughout. The bottom level of the villa is fairly basic with table and chairs and doors that open out to small balcony facing some lovely tropical trees and such. The top level is spacious with a large comfortable bed and a fairly modern bath. The overhead fan provides for a nice breeze at night providing for a good night sleep among the sound of crickets.
Some of the best Punta Rica has to offer resides in the kitchen. Each morning Colette provides for a lovely Caribbean breakfast of local fruit, fruit juice, coffee, cheese, or you can choose to have your cereal or eggs if you like. Dinner was often a treat of family recipes from their native Montreal, so we were often spoiled with a starter, a main and a dessert typically of local produce and meats but prepared in a classic way... The host were always attentive to dietary restrictions and the most minute details. In a nut shell, the food is great.
But what really makes Punta Rica special is the warm atomosphere created by both Colette and Richard at their villa. They accomodated our schedules and let us move at our own pace with ease. They are not only great host, but great people and it made our stay all the more special...
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It is a nature lover's dream, being a sanctuary for indigenous red, orange and gold-colored frogs. Many species of birds, such as parrots, hummingbirds and the gorgeous Montezuma Oropendola can be seen right from the open-air decks of the house. Howler and white-faced monkeys as well as sloths are also an occasional sight. There are two beautiful reefs within a short swimming distance of our private beach and dock and the most popular snorkeling spot in Bocas, Hospital Point, is just a few minutes away. Be at one with nature while enjoying many gorgeous beaches at close proximity. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Punta Rica Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro