Hacienda del toro is a ways out of town. The owner (Neal) wasn't too keen on giving rides to town and it's a $30 boat ride to get to there. When we booked HDT I assumed we would be near other bars/restaurants/resorts. Not the case. You are a bit isolated which we liked a lot. We took a horse back ride and it was a bit treacherous for a pair of non-riders. The food was Ok, but it's more "ranch" food. Not the kind of carribean-fusion food we were looking for. Overall I would say our experience there was a positive one. My girlfriend loved feeding and petting the pet Monkey. Neal was pretty fun to be around and I did manage to catch a ride to town with him on two occasions. The rooms were VERY clean and were just fine for our needs. The pool was nice and quite big. The best part was that of our 4 nights there three of them we were the only guests. Neal let us help ourselves to cold beers on the honor system while we were being lazy at the pool. I'd love to go back and rent the whole place with some friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Caribbean/Hotel Deluxe cottage rental, 8 miles from Bocas by boat. Swimming pool, horse stable, kayaks, daily maid service, rest/bar on premises. Peaceful, private. Kayak with the dolphins. ... more less