Our unit "Caballito del Mar" is a very nice 1 bedroom and well constructed apartment over the water on Isla Colón, the main island of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. With our unique location on the Isthmus of Isla Colón we get nice sea breezes from the Caribbean and breathtaking views of Almirante Bay with the mainland mountains in the distance and sunsets are always breathtaking. We are a 60 cent taxi ride or 5 minute bike ride from all downtown attractions and just enough out of town enjoy the serenity.
The apartment is built over the water and allows beautiful uncrowded views of the Caribbean sea to be enjoyed from the private deck on the front side (west side/sunset side) of the apartment. Also there is a Private Pier even further out over the water for guests to relax in a hammock, sunbath in a longchair or get on kayaks/SUPs to play around in the calm & transparent waters surrounding the Pier. Of course the apartment is fully equipped with fully furbished Kitchen, A/C, TV, WiFi internet, Ceiling Fans, Hot Water, Laundry room
Guests can access the entirety of the space which consist of the Laundry Room with washer & dryer, the Roofed Deck area, our Private Roofed Pier over the water with hanging chairs & hammocks, the front parking with the bike rack for guests to lock their bikes or grab a taxi from the front road.
I usually like to use any common smart-phone messenger tool to facilitate communication with guests anytime they might need help or information but they can also write emails or call me on my cell phone. Also, we like to "empower" our guests which is why we provide them with a comprehensive Welcome Information Package with plenty of maps with annotations, informations about transportation, recommendation for meals and activities, extra services available on site & much more.
We are located on the water front of Saigon Bay on Colón Island and enjoy a genuine Caribbean lifestyle. Our location allows us to catch the breeze from either side of the island because it is located on a really stretched isthmus (see aerial picture in gallery) on the way to the nicer beaches of the island and a little bit out of the town (5min bicycle ride or 60cts Taxi ride).
It is really easy to get around from the place and you can catch a yellow Taxi right from the front Parking area. Taxis are really affordable but you can also opt for a beach cruiser bicycle which is the #1 way to get around on Isla Colón . N.B: Taxi rides to/from the Airport cost $2.
Other things to note
AirPanama airline often experience delays or changes in their schedule so be aware of this detail when organizing flights in and out of Bocas del Toro. We have only 1 bank in Bocas Town which host the 2 only ATMs in the whole archipelago and they sometimes go empty during the busy season especially on national holidays so we recommend that you make sure to have some cash handy to avoid long queues at the ATM.