About this listing
180 degrees sea view from room with glass sliding room doors / en-suite hot shower bathroom / lounge and dinning sea view / outdoor shower / wifi / 2 cooling fan in all rooms for your comfort great for 4 person a couple in our loft plus 2 single bad on the floor area
On Bastimentos Island in Bocas del Toro Panama, our beautiful guest house & retreat was founded on a vision to bring people together to connect with nature and the flowing harmony within. This is an open space, culturally and racially diverse, gay friendly and multi generational just being one self
Relaxation & Reflection
Our Eco Friendly Inn offers comfortable private suites, with dreamy beds, private bathrooms with hot showers and stone massage floors. Each suite has a 180 degree balcony view of the other islands in the bay, and a decorated sleeping loft for two extra guests if you wish to sleep four people. Enjoy the nature and quiet reflection, there is also an out-door grill area with tables for your enjoyment and hammocks for relaxation & WiFi Internet available. These are a safe peaceful warm local island people . There are 5 restaurant / 2 grocery stores , local bar sometime with live bands just 5 minutes down hill , We are also 5 minutes from Red Frog beach by boat taxi $5 each person , and Wizard beach which is Free only a 15 minute walk through the jungle, it very much worth it ( all you need is a towel and water )
Tree House Ebony Suite 2
Has two single beds on the main floor and a full size bed up in the loft for a couple .the bath room has nice fixture ,and a large size shower area ( for a couple together ) . The art work is of my travels to South and North Africa , the whole tree house was mace by a local native Indian so it's rich in history and creativity with a 180 degree view of the near by island
plus the back yard is your jungle , We are 5 minute from the taxi dock 7-10 minutes from Bocas town main street , we are 5 minutes from Red Frog beach and a 15 minute walk to the jungle bech call Wizard beach , surfing is right on the side of our island 2 minutes by boat taxi and you jump in the waves , that is what makes owe location so unique plus the wonderful
Local residend , travels and expat who live here like mysefe
This room is relaxing as it brings in the evening jungles sounds, with a cool soft color of a cotton candy purple with alot of over tone. Loft upstairs with full bed for 1/2 people and two single beds on the main floor for extra people.
The masks are from West Africa, Senegal, Mozambique to Cape Town South Africa. They all are hand crafted using the special wood of the area. The artwork done on paper is from the back room of old Cairo Egypt book stores. There is also art work sold in Bocas from nearby Haiti.
About the Inn:
You are located on a safe and comfortable private property 7 minutes from Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro on Bastimentos Island. Water taxis are available to take you anywhere in the area 24/7 for 3-5 dollars per person each way. On the island, you can enjoy peace and tranquility here on the property, or venture to one of the delicious restaurants or beach areas. We also have friendly locals available for private tours of the Indian village, jungle hikes, snorkeling tours, etc. Just ask! The locals are friendly and easy to work with and we can provide anything you want to do.
At the Inn, you will have access to your private suite, shared kitchen area, outdoor seating with view of the sea, meditation room, and outdoor dining area. Feel free to store your own food and drinks in the fridge!
Basic continental breakfast is provided at no extra charge. This means coffee, tea, juice, water, cereal, and toast. Still hungry? There is an option for additional freshly cooked breakfast items at a small charge and can be paid in cash. Price lists are available in the suites and kitchen area.
Bastimentos is full of unique qualities and is like no other place. Most locals speak English, but you can also brush up on your Spanish or learn a little Guari-Guari (the distinct Creole language).
Sleep in every morning and wake to the sound of Calypso music playing in the neighborhood. Taking a walk around the Island will show the happy faces of the locals who live a laid back lifestyle and community.
In addition to a few fantastic local eateries, you will also find two basic shops for your daily needs and groceries, an organic food shop up the hill, Thai food, and a chocolate farm. In addition, there are two churches and a clinic on the island. Our guides can walk you through the jungle or around the Island to the white sand beaches for surfing, swimming, or sun bathing.
And of course, if you want to head to Bocas Town (Isla Colon) for partying and more excitement, you are only 7 minutes away!
Live the true Caribbean lifestyle and share a piece of heaven right here in Bastimentos. Bienvenidos!
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as they would like , we can help with tours, and information about activities , guided walking tours to jungle , local beach ,
Friendly always ready for a party also very helpful for touring the island
there is water taxi all day and night to Bocas town 7 minute away there is no cars on the island . 5 minutes to Red frog beach , walking tour to Wizard beach on the island
Other Things to Note
it safe , clean fresh water, very relaxing ,and leadback , wonderful and friendly local residents everyone speaks English and Spanish equally
We have a few simple rules to keep the harmony flowing:
Basic personal info for all guests (name, address, phone, passport/ID number) will be requested upon arrival. Please do not bring in any outside guests at any time.
No shoes in the house. Close doors gently (respect the quietness). Do not leave candles unattended. Avoid keeping food in your living space, as this attracts animals. Return dishes and cups to the kitchen area, there is No cooking for safey reason Keep the doors closed, i
f you don’t want furry friends as visitors. Please place garbage in bins provided.
Turn off electricity when not in use. Please don’t smoke cigarettes in the rooms. Lastly, always lock your room when not being used and main gate when
you come in .We now offer luggage lockers for after check- out time $10 for all day , plus beach towels for $3 for you to retune when check - out ( $10 if lost or damage )
Now for the positive part:
We have a Buddha Hut for meditation, relaxation music and massage. Our Lending Library is available for quests, we ask only to have the books listed when taken, and returned to us when finished. Books are for the enjoyment of all. The Sweetness Lounge is here for you to enjoy healthy yummy treats, sit back relax, enjoy and chill.
Free Spirit Inn is a natural resort, please pay attention where you step, the area is sometimes rocky and the walk ways are slippery after rain.
If you are interested in contributing some energy of any sort to this resort, please let us know. We hope your stay with us is joyful and enriching.
You will not be disappointed with your stay on Calvins land. Both him & Frank are such special & gracious hosts. We felt comfortable from the moment we arrived and loved coming home at the end of each day.
Frank gives recommendations for tours and activities while visiting Bocas and we highly recommend you listen! They both know the island and its people so well, following them makes you an instant local.
The rooms are clean, the showers are warm and you have a great view of both the sea & the jungle. We highly recommend staying in Bastimentos and specifically here!
El hotel es muy lindo y cómodo. Para nuestra llegada no se encontraba Calvin ya que estaba de viaje, en su reemplazo estaba Frank quien nos recibió amablemente y nos preparó ricos desayunos. Nos costó un poco llegar, recomiendo optar por llamar y que vayan a buscarlos en vez de ir por cuenta propia, si bien el hotel está cerca del parque donde te deja el taxi de agua, queda en subida y los habitantes del lugar no supieron explicarnos bien la llegada (aunque tuvieron buena intención).
Lo que sí, el hotel tiene sus reglas acorde a su mística, a nosotros no nos molestó, pero está bueno tenerlo en cuenta.
We had a very pleasant stay. The guest house is located up the hill so that you have a view on the sea. The property is large and has a calmer neighbourhood then down in the town so that you hear the sounds of nature in the night. The rooms are clean and decorated nicely as on the website. Frank, our host, gave us a warm welcome and helped us a lot planning and organizing our activities during our stay. His tips were always worth it and we really enjoyed guessing the ingredients of his always changing breakfast juice.
- Calvin gave us great and thorough directions about getting to the place
- It was a clean room, very cute and the grounds were cosy and lush and green. Everything felt safe, and calm and quiet.
- Frank was extremely helpful and helped us choose restaurants, activities and places to go
- Staying on Bastimentos was great. It was a cute island that was far less touristy than Colon but so easy to get to
- Breakfast smoothies were delicious!
We stayed in the ebony room. The rooms have two floors, two single beds in the lower floor, along with a well sized bathroom with hot water and a double bed in the top floor.
The inn has amazing views of the sea and the trees and it's just a really peaceful place (altho because it was carnival some neighbours had loud music sometimes but this isn't the inn's fault).
Frank was very helpful and really nice, explained us everything we might need to know.
Would definetely stay here again.
Free Spirit is a fantastic place to stay, super cozy, very clean and with an awesome view. Frank is a fantastic host, offering great recommendations and very healthy breakfasts. Would love to come back here!!!
Very very kind and helpful host! Will to whatever he can to make tou feel home. Very comfortable rooms, bathroom and common areas. Great view, very nice jungle smell, and animal sounds. The walk up the hill is worth it. Close to the trail to wizard beach and the dock and the cacao farm. Everyone is very kind and receptive in bastimentos and all of bocas.
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About the Host, Calvin
After years of the Corporate American life, I wanted to realize my dream of being in a peaceful world and having time and a place to relax and enjoy the gifts of Earth and Nature. My idea was to create a B & B Resort/Retreat where others could also find the comfort and solace that seems these days to be so lacking.
After traveling and living around most of the world ( lived in Denmark / Sweden /
Germany / Italy / Israel / Turkey / England / Cyprus / Russia /Egypt /Hawaii and travel to over 50 countries worldwide . I settled for now in the Caribbean coast of
Bocas del Toro Panama, where the views are magnificent, the weather pleasant, and the local people are happy and friendly. A great place for surfing, snorkeling,
and other water sports.plus ZipLine adventure