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Monkey Tree Casitas
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7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Very pleased with our choice, we even extended our stay”
Reviewed 2 January 2013

Never usually write reviews, but think this place deserves a lot of credit.
Very good value - we stayed in Casita 2. Great open view looking over the rainforest - watching the monkeys and listening to the nature.
Clean inside.
Nice location - away from town which can get a bit hectic...
Beautiful road to town nice to cycle to (easy to rent a bike through the owner or there's a hostal Pikilani close by you can too).
Also felt safe as there's a local family who look out near the entrance, plus they have a cute dog.

Meant to stay there 4 nights but we were so relaxed that we stayed 6 nights total.


Thanks for a wonderful stay - Oliver & Rose

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Heatherbocas, Owner at Monkey Tree Casitas, responded to this review, 5 January 2013
Thank you so much for your compliments, it was a pleasure having you! Heather
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Los Angeles, California
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25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2012

We had a cute casita to ourselves. The area is very beautiful and tropical. We didn't see many animals in our area other than the bats that liked sleeping in the grass thatched roof above the bungalow. It's about 2-3 miles outside of town and cab rides are around $3-6 one way. We were really impressed with our balcony, the hammock, and the living space. The kitchen had a gas range stove and fridge. The shower was warm. Internet worked and was slow, but that's expected for a remote island. We did not use the laundry facility. Heather was very responsive to our requests.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Heatherbocas, Owner at Monkey Tree Casitas, responded to this review, 5 January 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am so pleased that you had a nice time! Heather
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Kelowna, Canada
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 17 June 2012

I stayed at Monkey Tree in Bocas for a week. It was a perfect place to relax and enjoy the beach which is right across the road. It is only a $3 taxi into town which is perfect because it offers an escape from the busy downtown of Bocas Town. It gave me the feel of being in a Swiss Family Robinson treehouse and it was very clean and provided all the necessities. It is also the safest place I stayed in the month I spent in Panama. Heather is an amazing host, very kind and helpful and was always available to answer any questions I may have had... Thank you Heather! I hope to return in the not so distant future!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Philadelphia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2012

Monkey tree casitas exceeded all expectations. We were in Panama for 12 days and stayed here 9. We really wished we stayed here the entire time. It is absolutely beautiful. It is a "modern" tree house amongst a manicured jungle. Ron and Heather are available for anything you may need. It is so peaceful and beautiful you are happy to just hang out in your casita. It is walking distance to La Collina, which has probably the best restaurant on the island w a view to die for. We were also able to hike to Bluff beach, which resembles a hawaii beach. It is incredible. From bluff beach you can hike a little further and find a great restaurant and bar owned by the most delightful belgian couple. Monkey tree is a must stay and when we return will absolutely stay here again. One last note, we were picked up at the airport, by William, a taci driver. Get his card and use him! He is very helpful and just a great guy!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Amykhris
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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2012

We went to Bocas for a couple of weeks and stayed at these neat monkey casitas.
My cabin was very comfortable and beautiful. It was so delightful to wake up to the sounds of the waves hitting the beach and the noises of the jungle every morning.
Even though the casitas are a couple of miles from town it was just the right amount of seclusion. It was nice to be away from the noisy town of Bocas and the taxi chauffeur was very attentive.
We were just 5 minutes away from a great restaurant at La Coralina, and a 5 minute walk to paunch surf beach.
The snorkeling across the street was exquisite!
We had such a wonderful vacation enjoying the sounds of nature and walking for miles on the white sand beaches everyday.
We cannot wait to return to the monkey tree!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank Tammy M
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
Level 6 Contributor
127 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

We went to Bocas and stayed at Monkey Casita for four days. The casita is in a very lush and tropical area slightly out of town on way to Paunch Beach. The casita was perfect - comfy bed, big terraza, open bath area and full kitchen with all cooking utensils. It is open air where you can literally reach out and "touch" the butterflies and hummingbirds that fly by....

Ron Dennis met us at the casita and oriented us on the area and happenings - take boat tour with Roberto - worth it....also rent bikes, you can ride everywhere.....

All in all great place to stay and Ron is a wonderful host.....

Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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hilton head
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

It is a nice property in a beautiful natural area. It is out of town, so you do need a taxi every time you go shopping or eating out. You can use a bike, but biking close to town was a little too dangerous for us.
We stayed a full month and had a good time. Ron was not as helpful to us as he seemed to other people.
WiFi was not working for several weeks. No air conditioning was no problem. It was not that hot. If living area would have been screened it would be good since there are lots of bugs and sitting outside was not always pleasant.
Swimming or beach close by was very marginal. No sandy beach for swimming close by.
Yes, we did have some monkeys visiting for several days.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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HeatherG97, Owner at Monkey Tree Casitas, responded to this review, 30 March 2013
I know you did not receive the customer service that you were promised by Ron. I want you to know that I have taken your advice and am now booking my own reservations.
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Property: Monkey Tree Casitas
Address: Playa Paunch, Bluff Beach Rd, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Region: Panama > Bocas del Toro Province > Isla Colon > Bocas Town
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Bocas Town
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
These casitas are two minutes from the ocean and two miles from Bocas Town. Monkey Tree is known for its exquisitely landscaped garden and natural jungle ambiance. It is a great location for those who want to be close to town but not right in it. You are a couple of minutes to Paunch Beach and there are swimming & surfing spots nearby. ... more   less 
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Monkey Tree Casitas Bocas Del Toro, Panama - Bocas Town

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