- Name of Organization: Casa Cayuco
- Location: Bocas del Toro archipelago, northwestern Panama
- Website: www.casacayuco.com
- Phone: 509-996-4178
- Price range: $255-$325
- Google map coordinates: 9º18'30.93"N, 82º08'38.95"W
A stay at Casa Cayuco will leave guests with fond images of a beachfront, jungle paradise.
This family owned property features a main lodge and four private, open-air cabins that maintain a rustic, natural feel while including modern comforts such as Wi-Fi. Guests can explore the jungle or simply lounge in their hammock, absorbing breathtaking views of the water and the region's distinct wildlife, which includes parrots, monkeys, and sea turtles. A 45-minute boat ride from Bocas Town, Casa Cayuco is a secluded, tropical getaway that provides the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. The natural beauty and biodiversity of the area from vibrant coral reefs to lush rainforests, along with the distinct culture of nearby indigenous villages make Casa Cayuco a treasured destination that captures all that is wonderful about Panama. Casa Cayuco offers a range of diverse activities including snorkeling, sea kayaking, surfing, sailing, hiking, whitewater rafting, birding, yoga, service projects in local communities, and even exploring island caves. As guests relax amongst the coconut palms, friendly locals, and pristine beaches, they will never want to leave this tropical gem.
Making a Difference:Casa Cayuco has demonstrated a deep commitment to both environment and community. In order to ensure minimal impact on the surrounding eco-system, all of the property's electricity is generated from the sun. Solar panels on the buildings, along with a rainwater collection system are Casa Cayuco's key sustainable practices. Community service is a cornerstone for Casa Cayuco's activities, implementing projects aimed to enhance the quality of life of the local indigenous people. Casa Cayuco works with guests, student groups, Peace Corps volunteers, and medical professionals on a number of service projects including the construction of community facilities, improving infrastructure such as trails, encouraging community based tourism, wildlife conservation projects, training and education, and improving water and septic systems.