This was the first trip my husband and I have taken just the two of us since we had our son two and a half years ago and we could not have picked a better spot. It's like living in a postcard. I love that the beach and ocean are in your front yard and the rainforest is in your backyard. Such a unique environment. Lloyd and Sue (hosts) are the best! So good-natured and accommodating. We stayed in the Tortuga, which is right on the beach. Very spacious. Shower was better than the one we have at home! Food was outstanding. If you go, I hope you get to try Sue's stuffed pumpkin blossoms. One of the most memorable dishes I've ever eaten. We could be as active as we wanted (snorkeling, surfing, SUP) or just relax on the dock in a hammock with a book. We did a bit of both:) The excursions we chose were also special. Linda and Dave at the chocolate farm were an absolute delight and Nidori Beach was an amazing cultural experience. We definitely plan on going back. Perhaps next time with our son when he's old enough. We had an amazing time as a couple, but I can see having a wonderful family vacation here as well. One of the best trips I've ever taken.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Cayuco Eco-Adventure Lodge sits on a small swath of land sandwiched between white sand beach and lush, tropical 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 in our local village of Salt Creek. 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 or boats 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
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cayuco Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- Casa Cayuco Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro