We spent two nights on Bastimentos and felt like Tio Toms was a good choice - charming wooden house built directly above the water, very charming rooms (though you hear literally everything your neighbors are talking about). And it has a very chilly hammock area.
We had a problem with the noise. The building faces directly the motorboat pear which is very frequently used. Be aware of small motorboats coming and leaving every 5min...Bastimentos is very small and has only 2-3 very little shops. We did not eat at Tio Toms (they offer breakfast and dinner) because it was too expensive for us. Tio Toms does not have a shared kitchen or so. That was not very convenient, however ok for 2 days. Probably better to take some water and food from Isla Colon.
The owners are pretty nice though sometimes a bit strange.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You are looking for a nice place at the Caribbean? Our family-guesthouse is builded over the water of the lagoon and located in the centre of the village Bastimentos on the same named island in the north of Panama at the archipelago Bocas del Toro. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pension Tio Tom Hotel Isla Bastimentos
- TioTomsGuesthouse Panama/Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Del Toro