When we arrived at Casa Cayuca we had no idea just how wonderful and memorable our stay was going to be. Our hosts Sue and Lloyd were so warm, helpful, and fun. We stayed in the Pelicano cabin which was right on their beautiful beach. Every day we were served delicious meals and the cocktails were out of this world. One of my favorite things was laying on one of their hammocks on the dock or walking back on their awesome rainforest path. We saw red tree frogs, sloths and all sorts of exotic birds and it was really well maintained. Sebastian, one of the staff, even took time out to point out various animals on the path. Our day trip to Zapatillos Islands was simply wonderful. I am nervous around deep water since I am a very poor swimmer but Sue and Lloyd took all of my anxieties away with thier reassurance and Ihad the best time snorkling in the pristine warm waters. Sue even packed a great lunch which we could take to other parts of the island for some time on our own if we wanted to. On the last day we stayed we were the only ones at the resort. Sue offered for us to have dinner on our cabin porch if we wanted to, so we did and they brought us a delicious meal despite the fact that it started to rain! The only bad thing about Casa Cayuca was having to leave. But we definitely plan on returning to this wonderful eco-lodge someday soon. I have traveled extensively around the world and I can honestly say this was one of the best trips I have ever taken.
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cayuco Hotel
- Casa Cayuco Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- Casa Cayuco Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Cayuco sits on a small swath of land sandwiched between white sand and the lush rainforest. Remote by choice, our resort is a 40 minute boat ride from Bocas Town - Colon Island and adjacent to the National Marine Park of Isla Bastimentos. Our resort is eco-friendly, in that our electricity is generated from the sun. Solar panels are mounted on the roofs throughout the resort. All our water comes from the roofs of our buildings and is then filtered for our use. We hire only local indigenous people and by supporting Casa Cayuco, you are making an impact on over 100 people.Cabins are stand alone structures and have large covered porches for relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Each is very spacious, open-air and equipped with fans.Our private white sand beach is no more than a minute walk from anywhere on the property. You swim right off our beach or off our thatched roof dock. Kayaks, paddleboards and a Hobie Cat sailboat are available during your stay.Where we are located there are no roads. Locals and tourists use footpaths to get from one place to another. These same paths provide a wonderful trail system for hiking/walking and numerous opportunities for birding and finding sloths and monkeys! ... more less