To be clear, the place is clean and new, which is great compared to a lot of hostels.
The problem is the location and activity center. They tend to run slow (or not run at all). My experience was poor because the front counter staff seemed unwilling to do anything. I came here from a different country to see this beautiful area and I wasted priceless hours shuffling around trying to get answers & service.
While this hostal is on beautiful Isla Bastimentos, it is located behind a large, ugly maintenance area filled with tractors & equipment sitting around. (Not exactly the jungle experience I was expecting)
A side note - Red Frog Beach was far from pristine. Trash everywhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a living rainforest, on a Caribbean island, Bocas Bound is the place to stay and visit in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Bound provides immediate access to surfing, rain forest hikes, kayaking, and beautiful beaches. Bocas Bound is an exotic destination in Bocas del Toro that attracts back-packers, surfers, and cost-conscious families looking for a place that is extraordinarily different from a typical Bocas hotel. Trails from your doorstep lead you through dense jungle to breathtaking beaches and hidden coves. The nightly chorus of nature will cause you to truly appreciate Isla Bastimentos.* 8 min walk to Red Frog Beach * Beach Activity Center* Hiking Trails and Canopy Zipline* 15 minute water taxi to Bocas Town* Air-conditioned rooms* Full Restaurant Bar and Lounge * Community kitchen * Free Breakfast & Coffee. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Bocas Bound Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- Bocas Island Lodge Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro