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Bocas del Toro Province

Up In The Hill

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Closes in 5 min: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
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We enjoyed walking around the farm, learning about the different plants, growth patterns, uses. The... read more

Reviewed May 17, 2019
Xenia V
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Best thing in Bocas del Toro

We went there because my sister recommend it and was totally worth it, learning about the... read more

Reviewed September 8, 2018
Ignasi R
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Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos, overlooking Pantai surf break. Fully equipped with kitchen, queen sized bed, bedsofa, living area, deck and hotwater shower. The cabin is solar powered, with a rain water catchment...more
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, 1010, Panama
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Reviewed May 17, 2019 via mobile

We enjoyed walking around the farm, learning about the different plants, growth patterns, uses. The tasting at the end was delicious and interesting to see the plants during the tour, now in our plates. We also enjoyed learning about the family’s lifestyle and aspire to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Xenia V
Reviewed September 8, 2018 via mobile

We went there because my sister recommend it and was totally worth it, learning about the permacuture, understanding how nature works and tasting amazing food during the journey, all guided by Javier, an interesting guy with an amazing knowledge about plants and food who explains...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Ignasi R
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

After a muddy hike we arrived at up in the hill. We got a very friendly welcome. After we relax for a little we started the tour. During the tour we got a lot of information about the plants we saw and we got to...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sl0dder
Reviewed August 11, 2018 via mobile

After a rainy trudge up the slippy, muddy hill we were rewarded with an amazing tour of a beautiful farm and the most delicious produce I’ve ever tasted. Our hosts were so welcoming and informed that we all left passionate about mulch and propagating!

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed May 19, 2018

Very rude owner. After a long walk of 20min up in the hill you will be treated in a very vulgar and rude way which will make you realize soon: what am I doing here? Definitely not worth the walk to be treated this way......More

Date of experience: May 2018
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janette m, Owner at Up In The Hill, responded to this reviewResponded May 21, 2018

I feel that this is very unjust, as going back to your visit here...you arrived just before closing which is also nearly nightfall...ie leaving little time to sit and enjoy a drink. You had your dog respectfully on a lead and i welcomed you in....More

Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

This was without a doult, the high light of my trip to Pánama. I learned, tasted and saw so much in only one afternoon. I will never eat chocolate, pineaple and even cinamon without thinking of that little jungle/ farm. Looking back I think I...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Nadinebissonnette
Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

This is a unique place to experience. Javier is so passionate and knowledgeable and we got quite an education on permaculture. He turned a grassy hill into a jungle wonderland that benefited so many species it is totally mind blowing. His wife Jeannette is also...More

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Elisamarie232
Reviewed July 13, 2017 via mobile

We were staying on the Island of Bastimentos. We took the water-taxi to the small centre and there we started the climb to the chocolate farm. It was raining, it was muddy but is was wonderful! We passed a small school, the teacher allowed us...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank 100fannyd
Reviewed July 7, 2017

Up In The Hill was definitely a highlight of our Honeymoon stay in Panama. The tour is worth every cent of $20. They feed you food from their land and "hot chocolate" from coconuts and cacao grown and made right there on the farm. Veggie...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Brooke O
Reviewed April 22, 2017

We stayed for 6 nights in the cabin. The view was amazing! Not far from the city or to the beach at all. The cabin was very good with warm shower and good bed, surprisingly there were not many mosquitos. The coffee shop is great...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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