We decided to head to Casa Cayuco for our mom's 80th b-day celebration and we couldn't have found a better place. It was perfect for all ages -- from 7 to 80 -- with something for everyone. Since there were 16 in our party it was just our family for the 5 nights so we had the place to ourselves. Sue and Lloyd were extremely gracious hosts, very flexible and helpful, and lots of fun besides! The rooms were comfortable and spacious with homey touches, the meals were incredible, and the setting spectacular. Every night the kids would head out to the dock with the hammocks and chairs to play cards late into the night while the adults relaxed in the lodge dining area or headed back to our rooms. We were staying in Coco and at night we could hear the monkeys, birds and caiman much to our delight.
In our free time we kayaked and paddle-boarded around the beach and even took the sailboat out one day. The kids would have been happy to hang out all day swimming, snorkeling and exploring the reef nearby. We went on several excursions which were definitely some of the highlights of our stay. From the short hike to Salt Creek and the Caiman trail to the full day at Ndori Beach to surf, swim, and hang out with the friendly locals each trip was equally exciting. We also headed to Dolphin Bay to snorkel in the mangroves and watch the playful dolphins -- this was one of our favorite outings.
Thanks to Sue, Lloyd, and the rest of the staff (Sebastian was great to have on our outings and around the lodge) this was an incredibly special trip for our family that we will all always remember. We certainly hope we can come back again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Cayuco is a truely unique and intimate eco-resort that sits directly on the only calm beach in the Bocas del Toro archipelago. If you crave beauty, nature, adventures on land and sea, seclusion, delicious food and local cultures - Casa Cayuco is the place for you. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Casa Cayuco Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- Casa Cayuco Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro