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Punta Rica ! Jungle Villa for Nature Passionate!

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 3,000 sq ft
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Villa, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)


flying from Panama City, observing the world-famous canal, then lush, green rainforests, finally passing over palm-laden islands rimmed with white sand beaches and surrounded by azure waters. After landing in Bocas del Toro on the main island of Isla Colon, you will be whisked away by water taxi. Glide through crystal-clear waters, greeted by rose-colored giant brain corals as you approach our private dock.

Ascending gently to your vacation villa, you will be greeted by countless tropical plants, flowers and trees, while keeping an eye out for the tiny red frogs that are unique to Bastimentos Island.

Punta Rica Villa is situated on a hilltop surrounded by lush, virgin rain forest on Bastimentos Island in the vicinity of Bastimentos National Park. The villa is a convenient ten-minute water taxi ride to Bocas Town.

Sipping your coffee, hummingbirds dart from flower to flower. Occasionally, see a monkey bounding through the treetop canopy, or perhaps a sloth hanging in a nearby tree. Enjoy the simple pleasures of relaxing in a hammock with a cold beverage, swinging in a gentle breeze.

There are two beautiful reefs within a short swimming distance of our private dock and the most popular snorkeling spot in Bocas, Hospital Point, is just a few minutes away. Be at one with nature while enjoying many gorgeous beaches at close proximity.

Your private vacation rental with four spacious bright and airy 2-story bedroom suites with king size bed, private living rooms wraparound open-air verandas and communal room is perfect for your Bocas del Toro holiday. Enjoy your vacation in comfort with modern amenities including a prime quality mattress and first class linens. The villa can accommodate up to eight guests.

Come and experience a unique tropical holiday vacation in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro at our Eco-Friendly home. Power to the villa is supplied by solar panels with a back-up generator if needed and water is provided by rain catchment. The owners of Punta Rica Villa live on site and are readily available to answer any of your questions or concerns, while respecting your privacy.

There are countless ways to enjoy your vacation time in Bocas del Toro. Punta Rica is the perfect place to read a book in a hammock, watch for birds and other jungle life, as well as relax with a beverage on the spacious verandas, however, there are many other adventurous and exciting things to do while you’re visiting the islands.

Keywords: Private Luxury Eco Retreat, Nature Lovers, House, Villa, Resort, Beach, Jungle, Private, Groups, Special, Event, Comfort, Bastimentos, Panama

More Details

Colette Boutin
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english, french, spanish
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 28, 2018

About Colette Boutin

Elena, Colette and Richard will be your hosts during your stay at Punta Rica!

Colette Boutin purchased this villa in 2009

Guestbook comments from the owner

Punta Rica jungle villa es espectacular. Richard y Collette son una maravilla tratando a sus huespedes. Son tan solo 4 habitaciones muy bonitas muy espaciosas, la cama es enorme y de muy buena calidad así como la ropa de cama y mas detalles como el jabón de coco que hacen ellos y una toallas de calidad.Te vence el sueño con el sonido espectacular de la jungla. Menudas cenas las que preparan y como cuidan los pequeños detalles.Gracias por todo Collette y richard. Antonio y Silvia from Spain
Dec 2010
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Isla Bastimento Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
  • Lunch - Booking Possible
  • Dinner - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 3000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Ocean View
  • Water View
  • Computer Available
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Catering Available ...
  • Ice Maker
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4.5
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (1)
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • health/beauty spa
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • sailing
  • snorkeling/diving
  • spelunking
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • water skiing


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Punta Rica ! Jungle Villa for Nature Passionate!
average rating of 4.9 based on 16 reviews
Golden, Colorado / USA


  • 5 of 5

Punta Rica Lodge is PARADISE. The setting is absolutely beautiful... from your room, the lodge, the gardens and the surrounding trees. Humming birds, monkeys, parakeets, Montezuma oropendola birds are just some of the local wildlife you will encounter. Colette and Richard are wonderful hosts who will make you fill right at home. All of the meals are gourmet and five star. The design and location of the property will allow you to enjoy a bug free stay. You will not find a better place in all of Panama. Recommended and organized by Colette and Richard, take advantage of a day trip to Coral Key and Red Frog beach.

Nancy and Bob, Colorado, USA

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2013
  • Stayed: September 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Sebastian, FL

Wow! Best place to stay in Bocas hands down

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Punta Rica for two weeks after Aydika spent a week on Careneros Island looking for the best place to stay. Two weeks at Punta Rica with amazing food and the feeling of being family- we have to say it is the best place we found in Bocas. This isn't to say there aren't other "good" places, but Colette made us feel more at home away from home than one would think possible. She got to know our food and wine preferences instantly and served the best cuisine available anywhere in Bocas (no joke). The best eggs benedict (and pineapple flambé) on the planet may very well be from Colette's “French-Canadian with Panama flair”, kitchen. If you’re a foodie, meet Colette.

The balcony view overlooking the water, the beautiful sunsets with a glass of wine, the comfy hammock for reading set within the jungle of Bastimentos away from the daily party noise of town made Punta Rica wonderful. We were there as a work-travel experiment so the high speed wireless internet access was critical. I think our only complaint would be the internet access could use an upgrade- seeing how we were working just as we would if we were in the states for several hours a day before walking down to the ocean to snorkel at the reefs just off the main dock.

One of the things I loved about Punta Rica was the hummingbirds, they’re crazy. They would buzz through the main room like the owned the place chirping loudly and chasing each other. The sound of monkeys at night added to the reminder we were on the ocean, in the jungle, in rural Panama.

Colette even provided us with a local cell phone so we could call up water taxis as needed and communicate with friends we made while visiting. By the time we left, it felt like we were leaving a second home. We also thoroughly enjoyed George (and the rum!) at the Pickled Parrot, which is kayaking distance.

Would we go back? Heck yes. I highly recommend anyone visiting Bocas check to see if Punta Rica has availability before looking anywhere else.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2011
  • Stayed: June 2011
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: This comment is very welcomed. We are in progress with the internet supplier in order to increase the speed since it is now available. Thanks to this guess to have pinpoint us to that improvement and to have helped us with his expertise
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good times

  • 5 of 5

Ive visited Punta Rica on 2 occasions and have some stunning pictures to remind me of how beautiful it wa. We fell upon some stunning flora and fauna and were treated to some back-home hospitality set to a tropical background.

The hosts are incredibly welcoming and were very helpful with directing us to the daily activity of our choice, be it wet, sunny or both!

An ideal vacation for those seeking the serenity of the tropics with the luxury and comfort of home.

  • Submitted: Jan 16, 2011
  • Stayed: February 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Spectacular!! Raw luxury, Nature lovers dreams!!

  • 5 of 5

Just when you thought you couldn't possibly discover anything else on Bocas Del Toro

an-other gem appears on the tip of Bastimentos island: Punta Rica Beach and Jungle

villa ( : This is the type of resort best suited for those

looking to get away from it all. Punta Rica is very exclusive, it has only 4

accommodations— 4 Casonas. You will sleep with the sound of the famous red frogs and

all the wild jungle species you can imagine (the best sleep I ever had of my life!).

Rooms are very spacious and comfortable, great mattress, 400 tread count sheets and

quality towels. Room amenities include owners property fresh coconut hand made

soap! Service is great with host Richard and Colette! Enjoy!!

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: November 2009
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Terrebone, Quebec, Canada

Incredible Nature retreat!! Lovely hosts!

  • 5 of 5

Incredibly beautifull stay ( 5 nights). You will find a gem up on a hill, its a Wounderfull place surounded by jungle and the beautifull caribean see. An everyday breeze will make your stay blissfull...Rooms are very nice, confortable, very spacious. Beds are very cosy, bathrooms are charming to. You will also find cute amenities such as a home made coco oil soap.

Our host was very welcoming always taking care of the smalest details and our wellness. You will eat deliciously and fresh. Food is always prepared with lots of love and with organic ingredients.

Located between the open see and the Bocas bay, many exciting day trip and activitie options will be offered to you. Would recomended Punta Rica to everyone looking for welness, tranquility and nature discovery.

  • Submitted: Nov 14, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This place makes me feel so good

  • 5 of 5

First impression is calmness surrounded by nature. The sounds, the smell and the beauty of the nature is really unforgettable

In addition the unbelievable luxury of the suite makes you very comfortable in this nature retreat.

The clear warm sea is right there at your reach for boat excursions.

Food is great and our host makes feel you at home, the feeling is that we are family for them.

  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2010
  • Stayed: October 2010
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $150

Rates are subject to change without notice.
Breakfast and gourmet dinner will be served with an extra of 55$ per person

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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