Just spent 4 nights at this small, clean, beautiful Inn on Solarte Island in Bocas del Toro Islands, Panama. Under new management by Adrian and Nell from the Netherlands who have been there for 2 months. If you are a birder this is a great place...meals are served on an open balcony...great breakfast comes with room and delicious dinner meals are available with prior arrangements ($15). Adrian is the cook and he enjoys putting out a very attractive and savory homemade meal!!! Both Adrian and Nell aim to please and make there guests feel at home. They can provide tips on sight seeing tours and arrange for boat rides too...they will learn more about the area with time I'm sure. They have a very reliable boatman, LeeRoy, that they can call for you. Each morning and evening large groups or pairs fo large raucus Red-lored Parrots will fly into the tree tops near the balcony to feed and call, also count on seeing many Montezuma Oropendulas fron the balcony and on the trails. They have a map of the trail system which is quite extensive. The wide trails were laid out as part of a failed subdivision developemnt plan but are now maintained for walking. Passerini's Tanger, Golden-crowned Manakin,Tawny-crested Tanager, Strip-throated Hermit, Bronze-tailed Plummeter, White-crowned Pigeon,Violet-crowned Woodnymph, and White-breast Woodwren are some of the birds you may see among many others on the trails. It's a short boat ride to lively Bocas Town for $4.00/person,but if you are looking for some solitude you will like Solarte Island. Everything at the Inn is exceptionally clean and well kept. We had a great visit...and did not see another soul on the trails in 4 days.Very enjoyable.
Tom & Clare
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 7 guest room B&B located on a quiet tropical island minutes from Bocas Town. Great for birding. Private bath and hot water. Rates include tax, breakfast and boat transfer upon arrival and back at end of stay. Evening meals available. We can arrange private tours to other islands and beaches. 2 large common areas good for meetings. Perfect for family. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Solarte Inn Panama/Isla Solarte