Big clean pool, beach, free kayaks, bikes for rent, tons of hammocks, coconut trees (and, more importantly, coconut drinks!), dock with cabana and billiards table, great happy hour, tattoo shop, CLEAN CLEAN spacious rooms with AC, awesome water pressure (hot water!), free WiFi, THIS HOSTAL IS AMAZING!!!! It's about a 5 minute ($2) taxi ride from downtown Bocas, but the hostal provides a free shuttle three times a day at 7am, noon, and 7pm. Perfect. They have a little kitchen stocked with pots and pans, etc. that is kept super clean.
We stayed in an expensive hotel our first night, and stumbled upon a sign for Pukalani at the Dive Shop in town. SO GRATEFUL we did, because we spent the rest of our trip at Pukalani. They helped us arrange a boat tour to the other islands, and shared their amazing life stories with us. A little respect goes a LONG way at Pukalani. The couple that run it are incredible, incredible people. They speak both Spanish and English fluently, which was really helpful. The staff is super friendly too, one girl was learning English while we were there, and was super tolerant of our horrible spanish.
I would ABSOLUTELY recommend staying at Pukalani.
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- Also Known As:
- Pukalani Hostal Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town