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✨Exclusive✨Jungle Retreat on Bioluminescent Lagoon

SuperhostCristóbal Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Hut hosted by Ulrich And Elisabeth
16+ guests7 bedrooms10 beds6 baths
Entire home
You’ll have the hut to yourself.
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CocoVivo is our magical eco-retreat on the southern tip of Isla Cristobal, where we have 6 charming cabins lining a beautiful coral reef and a lush jungle teeming with sloths and monkeys. This listing is designed for private events and groups needing exclusive access to the resort for weddings, yoga retreats, etc. The maximum number of guests we can host at a time is 16, and there is no minimum. There is an extra $30 pp charge for each guest after 12.

The space
This booking gives you exclusive access to all the cabins and communal areas of Cocovivo, including our Reef Center where guests can enjoy our free wifi, hammocks and hangout space, snorkel equipment, standup paddleboards, and kayaks.

In the past, guests have booked the retreat for all kinds of events such as yoga and wellness retreats, parties, and weddings.

Our CocoVivo family (which includes our expats chefs and local property managers) will be on hand to prepare meals, organize tours of our lush jungle, and customize your special event to make it as memorable as possible!

There are a plethora of activities to do right at CocoVivo, including...
-Enjoy night swims in our bioluminescent lagoon
-Explore vibrant healthy coral reef right outside your cabin door
-Make friends with sloths and howler monkeys
-Spot dolphins from the deck of the reef cabin
-Kayak through the mystical mangrove forest
-Hike, scramble up waterfalls and immerse yourself in the lush jungle
-Delight in all the exotic fruits of the jungle and learn which trees they grow on
-Relax and read a book in a hammock as you're engulfed by warm breeze

For a preview of the cabins available to your large group, see the following links. For smaller parties, the cabins can also be rented out individually!

Monkey Treehouse
https://airbnb.com/h/tree-house
(up to 5 guests)

Dolphin Pod
https://airbnb.com/h/bocas
(up to 4 guests)

Coral Reef Loft
https://airbnb.com/h/cocovivo
(1-2 guests)

Diving Board Loft
https://airbnb.com/h/coral
(1-2 guests)

Snoozing Sloth Cabin
https://airbnb.com/h/sloth
(2 guests)

Coconut Cabin
https://airbnb.com/h/bio-luminescence
(2 guests)

Or see them all here:
www.airbnb.com/p/cocovivo

Guest access
The cabins are designed for privacy, tranquility.

Shared areas include:

-The Reef Center, our communal dining, snorkeling, and co-working area. At the Reef Cabin, you’ll find free snorkel equipment, hammocks, a diving board, lounge space, and our communal dining table where guests can enjoy mouth-watering meals prepared by our private chefs. Our menu features innovative fusion dishes with ingredients grown right here on the property. At the Reef Center, you can also fill up on drinking water, help yourself to fresh fruit, and purchase cold sodas and beers. A perfect place for co-working, the Reef Cabin also has the strongest wifi signal on the property.

-Complimentary standup paddles boards and kayaks are available at the end of the main dock.

-Two composting toilets and one flush toilet are shared by everyone on the property.

-All the hiking trails on our 55 acre property are open for your exploration. For longer hikes and to learn about the biodiversity of the jungle, we encourage you to sign up for our $12/person jungle tour to make the most of your adventure.

Other things to note
!!! IMPORTANT: THIS IS A RUSTIC PLACE, NOT A LUXURY RESORT !!!

It's for the adventurous, who want 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…..

WEAR BUG PROTECTION when being outdoors during dusk and dawn: 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 bug free in the house.

THERE ARE NO RESTAURANTS nearby CocoVivo and only one of the cabins (the Waterfront Treehouse) has a kitchen, so most guests choose to participate in our mealplan. Our rotating teams of private chefs offer delicious communal meals for an additional fixed fee. When you message us, please tell us what your plan for food is, or ask us to provide more information about the mealplan.

TO GET TO COCOVIVO, please ask us about our rideshare service, which is included in the $60 AirBnb cleaning and transporation fee that you are charged at booking. We offer daily trips to either Bocas Town or Almirante. If you’d like to participate, please mention it in your booking message, and we will try our best to coordinate your pickup and dropoff with the needs of other guests, and ask for your flexibility.

FEEL, SEE, HEAR, AND SMELL NATURE: Maybe the howler monkeys will wake you up. Maybe you will see spiders of unreasonable size. Maybe there will be a tropical storm, blowing warm lush rain in all directions. Our cabins are designed for maximum nature experience, and to bring in the breeze - and sometime with it some moisture. Maybe it’s a perfect, calm night, and while you are looking at a perfect reflection of the milky way in the water, you notice the natural smell of a healthy mangrove forest. All these things can be part of the experience.
CocoVivo is our magical eco-retreat on the southern tip of Isla Cristobal, where we have 6 charming cabins lining a beautiful coral reef and a lush jungle teeming with sloths and monkeys. This listing is designed for private events and groups needing exclusive access to the resort for weddings, yoga retreats, etc. The maximum number of guests we can host at a time is 16, and there is no minimum. There is an extra $30…

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 king bed, 1 couch
Bedroom 2
1 queen bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed
Bedroom 4
1 king bed
Bedroom 5
2 king beds
Bedroom 6
1 king bed
Bedroom 7
3 queen beds

Amenities

Wifi
Kitchen
Laptop-friendly workspace
Washer
Essentials
Private entrance
Fire extinguisher
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Location

Cristóbal Island, Bocas del Toro, Panama

This neighborhood is WILD!

You really become PART of the eco-system when you stay at The Tropical Island Jungle Retreat.

We take sharing this paradise very seriously and we want to keep it comfortable for our animal neighbors too. The Fish, the Dolphins, the Sloths, the Howler Monkeys, the Herons, the Parrots, the kinkajous and the Iguanas were all here before us, and luckily still are. Please remember to bring bio-degradable soaps and bug sprays, and to be conscious of the trash you bring on site.
This neighborhood is WILD!

You really become PART of the eco-system when you stay at The Tropical Island Jungle Retreat.

We take sharing this paradise very seriously and we want to keep…

Hosted by Ulrich And Elisabeth

Joined in June 2011
  • 636 Reviews
  • Superhost
We love exploring the world and its people, ideas, and minds. In 2002, while driving from California to Patagonia, Ulrich fell in love with Bocas del Toro and bought a semi-abandoned cattle farm on the shore of a remote tropical island. Together with locals, we planted thousands of trees, all native species, to help offset the CO2 emissions my travels have produced, to restore the degraded environment, and to give future generations access to the beautiful hardwood lumber that used to be plentiful in Bocas. Now that we have restored the land to a healthy, balanced ecosystem, together with some amazing friends, we set up a unique eco retreat, an experiment in combining the inspiring experience of raw nature and life in the tropics with amenities that make the place accessible for adventurous spirits who want to experience a different lifestyle, for days, weeks, or month. Come visit!
We love exploring the world and its people, ideas, and minds. In 2002, while driving from California to Patagonia, Ulrich fell in love with Bocas del Toro and bought a semi-abandon…
Co-hosts
  • Jayson
During your stay
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.
Ulrich And Elisabeth is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Checkout: 12:00 PM
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Safety & Property
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