We are located where 145acres of Jungle meet a turquoise Lagoon.On the southern tip of remote Isla Cristobal, an island without roads, you are sure to feel submerged in nature.With 5 accommodations lining the waterfront, we encourage visitors to snorkel our half-mile reef.A Jungle Lodge offers a 180 degree view of the Tierra Oscurra Lagoon,a dorm-style room for large groups, and roof-top patio for yoga sessions or business meetings. On our common dock over the water we offer a full meal service.
The island San Cristobal has no roads, trails, or electricity, but we have solar panels, rainwater collection, and wifi to ease our guests into off the grid living. A boat ride to and from the property is included in the fee.
The entire property is reserve-able when you book for 16 or more guests. We have a variety of cabins here to accommodate your large group.
Along the water front are 4 cabins and 1 house.
The Reef Cabin perched atop the island's coral reef, offers two private bedrooms , The Sunrise Room which has a king sized bed, and The Diving Board Room which has a queen size. These Cabins sit above the Kitchen and the common space, where meal services are provided. On this deck there is also a fresh water shower (biodegradable soap only, please!) the composting toilet is a 2 minute walk, on the land.
For seperate bookings of the Reef Cabin Rooms only please see: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/919910
On the water front as well we have a floating cabana with a queen sized bed and a king sized bed in the The Hidden Treasure Cabin, on stilts over the water.
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For separate bookings of the Hidden Treasure Cabin please see:
The house on the waterfront, the Dreamy Mangrove Treehouse, has 1 king sized bed and a convertable king sized couch in the livingroom. It has its own kitchen and composting toilet and an outdoor shower.
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The House up on the hill is made completely with lumber grown on site, and has a 180 degree view of the Tierra Oscura Lagoon. It has a master bedroom with a king sized bed; a screened-in loft space with 3 queen sized beds, which can be converted into a yoga studio or meeting space, and a basement dorm with 3 beds. This house has a septic system with a shower and 2 flushing toilets and a full kitchen.
Clean linens and towels are provided for all guests.
Meal services are offered on the dock, but spices, cooking oils, rice, and other kitchen basics are provided for your use, should you want to cook for yourselves, along with fresh young coconut juice, bananas, and other fresh goods from the property. (Cilantro, lemongrass, and citruses all grow around the Hill House!)
Tours are also available to neighboring beaches, rivers and towns, pricing varies by the number of guests. Round trip boat ride will take you to the town of Bocas del Toro, or Old Bank on Bastimentos, which have many bars and restaurants, a fun backpacker party scene, some very good food, some not-so-good food, an airport, several small supermarkets, local fruit and vegetable stands, and lots of local color and diversity. A similar boat trip will take you to the mainland (Almirante), a jumping off point for extended trips to Panama's incredible cloud forest or Costa Rica. We also offer tours to neighboring beaches and National parks, Zapatillas islands, Red Frog Beach and Starfish Beach are the most famous.
Bring your bug spray, your hiking boots, and your bathing suit! It's tropical adventure time!
!!! IMPORTANT: THIS IS A RUSTIC PLACE, NOT A RESORT !!!
It's for the adventurous, who want reasonable comfort in a remote setting, and want to experience realities of rural life in the tropics. In addition to the abundant pleasures of the lush forests and reefs, you should expect to…..
GO OFF GRID: You will run out of running water if you take long showers or if the rains don't come. The solar panels are backed by a generator, but you'll need to remember to turn off lights and fans when not in use — especially when the clouds hang out for a few days.
WEAR BUG PROTECTION: We are bug conscious in the design of our accommodations. You will see dozens of geckos feeding on the insects on the outside of the screens that keep you nice and relatively bug free in the house. That being said, a layer of coconut oil, or bug spray can keep you comfortable during "Chitra Hour" when the no-see-ums come out at dawn and dusk. These critters are generally predictable, so its easy to be prepared.
When your group of 16 or more guests book the Tropical Island Jungle Retreat, 145 acres of jungle is yours to explore.
Fresh water is imported for your drinking, and bathing water is collected from the rain.
Solar panels allow you to keep up a good charge on your cameras and cellphones. They support our kick-ass WiFi, so you can post all your pictures on (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN)! #Cocovivo
Meal Services are provided upon request, we cater to vegans and vegetarians and people with other nutritional preferences. We use local ingredients, either bought from our neighbors or grown right here on site. Breakfast and Dinner go for 28$ per day per person.
Snorkel gear and kayaks, as well as other fun floatation devices are here for your enjoyment.
Guided hikes of the property are free of charge.
Guests have a number of tours to choose from, priced dependent on the number of participants. Locally led Horse-back Riding, Chocolate tours, beach days, and town visits to mention a few. If there is somewhere you would like to explore that is not in our list of tours, the boat is available to charter with our captain Leo (He grew up here!)
We are on site to keep jungle life comfortable.
Two hosts will be living on site, to answer all your questions about off the grid living, and to cook your meals. We employ the local people to help us with maintenance, building and cleaning.
- Please be responsible with electricity use (if there is no sunshine for a couple of days, batteries can run low).
- Likewise, but less critically, with water.
- enjoy our water toys
- take care on jungle expeditions
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