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“Beautiful island with a special atmosphere in a special hostel” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Casa Chocolate

Casa Chocolate
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Casa Chocolate
Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama   |  
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Frankfurt, Germany
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“Beautiful island with a special atmosphere in a special hostel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

Originally we planed not to visit Panama but to concentrate on traveling through Costa Rica. But so many people recommendet to at least visit Bocas, so we decided to cross the border for a short trip. At the border we met some girls who told us we should definitely go to Zapatillos, a small island which can be reached best while staying on Bastimentos. Since we did not bring a guidebook or anything like it, we did as recommended and proceeded immediately to Bastimentos. This was the best thing we could do! Bastimentos is a small almost car-free island with a very specific charme. Some canadians told us about the hostel which was driven by a German guy. We liked the place immediately! It almost felt a bit like getting home, with the wooden boards on the floor and the coloured curtains. There is a small balcony where you can lie in the hammock and watch the children playing on the streets. Uwe, the owner, is a very friendly and relaxed guy who told us stories of the people living on Bastimentos and his own experiences in Panama. He gave us some useful ideas of how to travel the island and recommended places he likes most. And he arranged a boat trip for us since he is well connected with the inhabitants of the Island. I somehow got the impression that time just stopped somewhere before reaching the island. I would count this trip to Bastimentos and Uwe's place as the most relaxing part of our whole voyage. It was the first time that I felt like staying longer at a place than originally scheduled. Higly recommend this place!!! And regards to Uwe, who just looks amazing in his patterned leggins ;)

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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  • German first
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Additional Information about Casa Chocolate

Address: Old Bank, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Bastimentos
Also Known As:
Casa Chocolate Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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