My wife and I were just there about 3 days ago and spent 3 wonderful days in the peaceful vibe of Calvin and his Free Spirit Inn. One would be hard pressed to find as attentive and genuine a host as Calvin. He has created a great space overlooking the town with two cozy, tastefully decorated rooms that have a sweeping view through the jungle down to the carribbean. He serves you a nice breakfast with fresh juice, fruit, granola, and coffee, but if you want to upgrade to a three egg omelet the cost is minimal and the quality is very good.
The lady who helps him, her name slips my mind, is gracious and sweet and fluent in both English and Spanish. You can book snorkling tours right there for a good price, or a trip to the bat cave. You even get a meditation hut, a grill if you want to prepare your own perfect Red Snapper, and a lounge area to hang out. If you happen to be in need of some soul healing, no problem, Calvin will slide his stereo over to his window and waft you a little Nina Simone to cure what ills.
It\s a great place to be in a beautiful location, but what will stay with you the longest is the genuine hospitality and general good vibe that Calvin goes the extra mile to give. You will not be disappointed! Oh! I almost forgot the beds! The beds are superb.
Donnie and Katia Harris
- Also Known As:
- Free Spirit Inn Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our New Eco Friendly Inn offers a relaxed and lazy getaway with a splash of tropical adventure with local Caribbean music in the background with a beautiful island bay view, plus local restaurant ,bars with music and food stores two minutes away. Free Spirit Inn has comfortable private suites, with dreamy beds, private bathrooms with hot showers and stone massage floors. Each suite has a balcony view of the Caribbean and other islands in the bay, and a decorated sleeping loft for 1 to 2 extra guests.There is a outdoor seating area to enjoy quiet reflection, a garden area , outdoor open air shower We offer beach towels to rent * Plus new outdoor lockers to leave luggage after check- out ., Free WiFi Internet available. smoking area( but not in resident rooms . For shopping and nightlife Bocas town is a 7 minute water taxi ride away, goes all day until late at night. For those looking for adventure we can offer 3 island all day snorkeling,tours , hiking tours **Bat Cave tours, kayaking, Diving on coral reef and ZipLine flights ***, all tours can be made available from outside guides.we can arrange day trips.. You can go on your own to Red Frog beach by boat taxi it takes 7minutes. / or Wizard beach is Free it a l15 minutes walk from our guesthouse through the jungle , it's worth it !! ( all you need is a towel and bottle water .). ... more less