One of the loveliest places I have stayed, bright yellow cabins on stilts over the water, each with its own shady deck and hammock looking out over a bay. Cabins are spotless with kitchen and bathroom downstairs, bedroom upstairs, not fancy but everything we needed and just perfect for the setting. Cabins do have air conditioning but it was nice just to throw open the windows and let the sea breeze blow through, one night we lay awake watching sheets of lightning light up the sky and listening to the thunder crashing and torrential rain hammering on the tin roof, quite a treat coming from California . There were occasional interruptions in water supply while we were there but they sorted them out as soon as they could so it was never really a problem.
The shared dock is a great spot to share a drink with other guests and watch a spectacular sunset. Underneath are bright sponges, starfish and lots of tiny fish and invertebrates, really nice for snorkelling. There are also a couple of kayaks available for exploring the bay, you get great views of the shoreline if you just paddle out a bit. Amazingly we didn’t encounter a single mosquito, apparently due to a large bat colony on the island..
The cabins are located a down an unlikely looking side street a 15 minute stroll or 50 cent taxi ride out of the centre of town. They are managed by Jack and Lee who live in the house next door and provide delicious hearty breakfasts, excellent local advice and lively conversation.
There is plenty to do around Bocas but it was hard to stay away for long from such an idyllic spot, we were only there for 4 nights but we would have loved to stay longer and can’t wait to go back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Like a picture postcard. Cabins built over the water of a beautiful bay. Various size houses. Steps from the beach. 5 Minutes to town. Fantastic sunsets from the dock and lit up fish viewing at night. Full kitchens, AC, fans, maid and laundry service. Full time security, Safety boxes in rooms. Wireless Internet. Kayaks, bikes, snorkel masks free. Grocery delivery. We speak English and Spanish and will help you with arrangements for a perfect vacation. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Koko Hotel Isla Colon
- Koko Resort Panama/Bocas Del Toro - Isla Colon