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“More than excellent, a special place !” 5 of 5 stars
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Casa Cayuco
Punta Vieja, Isla Bastimentos, Panama   |  
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Appingedam, The Netherlands
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“More than excellent, a special place !”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2012

We stayed at Casa Cayuco for 4 nights, and it was one of the most amazing stays ever. The food, prepared by Sue and her kitchenstaff was every time amazing. Fresh Fruit, delicous made home pancakes, a three course diner.. it's all you can suspect of a tropical paradise. We stayed at the Delphin, a spacious lodge with two ceilingfans, hot water and a nice veranda. During our stay we snorkeled just in front of Casa Cayuco. A 5 minute paddle with a kayak supplied by Sue and Lloyd.

Just the whole experience was unforgettable.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Brevard, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We went to Casa Cayuco as part of our honeymoon, and couldn't have had a more amazing experience. Lloyd, Sue, and their staff gave us an amazing week filled with naps in hamocks, remote surfing trips, inspiring snorkelling, and wonderful conversations with other guests. And the food - wow!!! Sue and her staff provide amazing meals.
Casa Cayuco was the perfect balance between adventure and relaxation for my wife and I. And we very much appreciated Lloyd an Sue's approach to carbon footprint, both in how the facilities are fun, to how they approach their excursions. The entire time we were there, we kept scheming up ways to get more of our friends and families to come down and experience this piece of paradise!!!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We went to Casa Cayuco as part of our honeymoon trip to Panama and loved it. Sue's food was amazing, and she and Lloyd were gracious, attentive hosts. It was the perfect mix of down-time with just the two of us and sitting around chatting with other guests during meal times -- we felt completely relaxed and unplugged from regular life.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

We went to casa cayuco for our honeymoon. We were so well taken care of by Sue and Lloyd, the resorts managers. Lloyd took us on excursions each day and Sue made delicious meals! We feel lucky to have stayed at such a magical place. We are already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

We had the BEST time during our week stay at Casa Cayuco. After a stressful few months, my husband and I were looking for some "active" relaxation. We love the outdoors, and wanted a vacation where we could have a mix of rest and outdoors activity. Casa Cayuco could not have been more perfect for the kind of vacation we wanted. Our days were spent napping and relaxing on hammocks and kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, and snorkeling.

The area is pristine and has that amazing combination of beach and jungle that allows you to sit in your cabin and enjoy a view of the Caribbean, and then take a stroll through the backside of the property and encounter Capuchin monkeys and caimans. It is such a special place.

It is not just the beautiful surroundings that make Casa Cayuco such a special place. Sue and Lloyd are amazing hosts, and their care and attention made Casa Cayuco a place we will want to return to again and again. And, of course, the FOOD. Sue and her staff made some the most healthful, delicious food we've ever had. Every day.

Just go. You will be so happy you did.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

With so many places in the world we have not seen we try not to visit the same place twice. We may have to make an exception.

Casa Cayuco was perfect for our family. We found the right balance of activity and relaxation. Casa Cayuco was large enough to offer choices but small enough that we felt safe letting the kids roam free.

The food was fabulous and Sue was great about accommodating our picky kids. The excursions were well worth the price you pay. We even did the mangrove snorkel a second time. Thank you Lloyd for finding a way to fit this in.

See you in a few years!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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Richmond, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Casa Cayuco offers a getaway like no other. You are surrounded by lush, tropical vegetation and gorgeous views, while the amazing staff provides a tailored experience to give you R&R your way. The villa ‘La Tortuga’ was a lovely way to spend a week. The excursions were exhilarating and relaxing all in one. The turquoise waters were breathtaking, and snorkeling there is a window into a beautifully vibrant world! The educational aspects provided by Sue & Lloyd made it all the more enjoyable and enriching. An added touch of gourmet dining is a true highlight. Sue and her kitchen staff fed us delicious cuisine all week! And the eco living experience is a testament to what can be done utilizing what nature provides. We have memories to last a lifetime, but hope to go back and make some more! Thanks to Sue & Lloyd (and Bella & Angus) for being such gracious hosts!

  • Stayed August 2012, 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
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Additional Information about Casa Cayuco

Address: Punta Vieja, Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Location: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Bastimentos
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 14 B&Bs / Inns in Isla Bastimentos
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 
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Casa Cayuco Hotel Isla Bastimentos
Casa Cayuco Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro

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