Oceanfront bungalow on a private island


Private room in island hosted by Francine

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. 1 bed
  4. 2 shared baths
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Urraca is the only adults-only hotel on a private island in Bocas del Toro. We have 4 private bungalows of this type available (1 with 2 twin beds, and 3 with 1 queen bed), the 4 bungalows share 2 full-bathrooms located outside the rooms; each bungalow includes a private deck and terrace with direct access to the ocean, and an outdoor fresh water shower (w/hot water). Activities, tours, and spa services available. We offer a plant-based menu upon request.

$25 cleaning fee. Guest must be +18

The space
Two full bathrooms with hot water are located outside the rooms. Each bungalow has a private terrace, an outdoor freshwater shower with hot water and a deck overlooking the ocean. The sun rises right in front of these bungalows year-round.

There are multi-use decks perfect for sunbathing, yoga, reading, and more. A shallow natural pool with a volleyball net is the perfect place to end your day; in the afternoon currents of warm water will make you feel like you’re swimming in a climatized pool. There are multiple picturesque swings over the water throughout the island, and a hammock-therapy terrace with panoramic views located on the second floor of Urraca’s main bungalow. The dining area is also located in the main bungalow.

Where you'll sleep

1 queen bed

What this place offers

Beach access – Beachfront
Patio or balcony
Long term stays allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Where you’ll be

Popa Island, Panama

Set out at sea Urraca Private Island is located in the calmest, most pristine area of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, on the northern Caribbean coast of Panama. Only 30 minutes away by boat from Isla Colon you will find this secluded paradise.

An adults-only eco lodge on a mangrove island with no actual land, where every structure is built on stilts over the water, connected by docks. Suspended over turquoise crystal clear waters, you will be able to spot amazing wildlife everywhere you turn. Our close proximity to mangrove forests, seagrass meadows, and coral reefs will allow you to easily explore different ecosystems.

Enjoy breathtaking views of the famous Zapatilla Cays, two idyllic islands located right in front of Urraca, and just minutes away by boat. Between Zapatilla Cays and our island there’s a barrier reef that provides us with calm waters, similar to a lagoon, but in the middle of the sea; this translates into mirror-like ocean reflections of beautiful sunrises and sunsets year round. At night the island is surrounded by bioluminescent waters under star-filled skies.

Hosted by Francine

  1. Joined in May 2013
  • 45 Reviews
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  • Superhost
Of passionate, positive and determinate, Francine has a course off the beaten track. At the age of 49, she reviews her life. Too much stress, work, as many, her has madman's rhythm in urban zones, As many, she dreams about one somewhere else of a sailboat in the Caribbean...but as few, she gives her the means to realize its dream.  She listens to her intuition " finding herself she even but also surpassing herself " She learn to go beyond her limits and beyond her fears with the same determination to say himself " I am able " She begins by navigating 6 months a year, only, then wishes to make share the passion of the sail, of the sea and the Caribbean by making of the charter … From 2000 till 2005, it is one of the first women captain of sailboat alone. She discovers the Caribbean islands up and down, from east to west. From an adventure to the other one, as many, Dream Francine to learn Spanish, but as little, she gives the means to go to study several months in Honduras and in Ecuador … We are in 2005, a murderous year caused by Hurricanes, the adventuress wishes to investigate farther quiet waters … While arriving at Bocas Del Toro to the Panama, Francine to cast anchor and in every sense of the word. The loving sailor of the journeys and the discovery finds its Paradise. A soft mixture of exoticism, the heat of the local population, the wild aspect of these islands of Mangrove, the energy which loosens this region seduced him … From an adventure to the other one, Francine dreams about an island, she is lucky to be at the right place at the right time, because she buys some in one affordable and quits prices definitively Quebec But if we take out the sailor of its boat, we do not take out the sea of the sailor, to make a transition gently, it makes build its on piles house, with local materials and traditional architecture. Even there, Francine wishes to make share this passion for the environment, the Indian Ngöbe community, but we do not make a charter flight with an house over water. Never mind, provided with a rule and with a marked out in squares sheet, she draws Eco Lodge with 4 bungalow on her most beautiful island. Plunged in the heart of a Mangrove with a natural swimming pool, the drawing of Francine takes shape. While respecting the nature, its Lodge so becomes integrated that we would say that it went out of waters of itselfé Inspired by the Ngöbe knowledge, Urraca is a harbour of serenity, or we float between sky and sea. Determinedly and its small boat, Francine makes hundreds of routes to bring of Bocas to Urraca, water tanks, plumbing, freezers, mattress … Of explorer, Francine chose of being Robinson, who wishes to transmit a return to the source, the history of the natives, the local products … For Francine, it is not enough to dream its life, it is necessary to realize its dreams transmit what Ngöbes taught her, to be happy with not much a spiny lobster and a glass of rum
Of passionate, positive and determinate, Francine has a course off the beaten track. At the age of 49, she reviews her life. Too much stress, work, as many, her has madman's rhythm…

During your stay

There is a restaurant in the island to purchase lunch, dinner, drinks, and cocktails.

Francine is a Superhost

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  • Languages: English, Français, Español
  • Response rate: 100%
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House rules

Check-in: 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
Self check-in with building staff
Not suitable for children and infants
No smoking
No pets

Health & safety

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