Shortly after we reached Casa Cayuco for our three-day stay, there was a moment where I was alone and ended up talking to myself. It was when I realized I had found the simplicity, tranquility and perfection of paradise. Here I was, in a "living room" perched over calm tropical waters punctuated by gentle waves, with a sandbar in front of me and the jungle behind me. Our hosts, a young couple who had bought the eco-lodge only nine months before, made sure that we had three beautifully-prepared meals each day, plus an afternoon snack, made from fresh local food, such as the freshly-caught fish that the local fisherman came to the dock to sell. And they made some wonderfully-creative drinks. Each night we slept well in our simple room to the multi-layered sounds of the jungle, which our room (and our shower) overlooked. During the day, we had numerous choices of things to do, ranging from a walk into the very different world of the indigenous village nearby, to a snorkeling excursion (led by the amazing indigenous free diver Sebastian), a fishing expedition, kayaking, paddle boarding, swimming in the calm water that never seemed to get too deep, hiking through the jungle and around the island or just lolling around. Plus, we got to meet other guests who were interesting, adventurous and fun to be with. We hope to return soon with a bunch of our friends.
- 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