The hotel is built on a cacao farm that has a lot of interesting things in it. for example, my girlfriend tried the lipstick plant which is basically seeds that can be used for painting or the magic fruit, which makes everything taste sweet.
the location is incredible, with the open room views being spectacular. if you do not like camping or the outdoors, do not come here. if you do, this will be fantastic. and yes, there will be bugs all the time. but the sounds of the jungle, day and night, are fantastic. the rooms face the sunset, so at least you're not woken up by the sun shining directly on you and you can relax.
the food is absolutely amazing, very natural and tasty. there is no beach in the place but steve and karen booked a couple of trips for us. all the staff is absolutely wonderful, very nice people.
the reason i give it 4 stars instead of 5 is because there's a few hidden costs i didn't expect. alcoholic drinks are fairly expensive and the tours are as well. it'd be nice if they were clearer right from the start that this wasn't included and expected costs. definitely on the high end price wise.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience something a little different. La Loma is a working cacao farm that also accepts a small number of overnight guests.vIf you want to escape everyday life, relax in comfort in a hillside rancho overlooking a secluded bay, participate in tropical farm life or engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of this spectacular island, La Loma is for you. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Loma Jungle Lodge And Chocolate Farm Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- La Loma Jungle Lodge And Chocolate Farm Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro