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!
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.
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.
Frank kümmert sich sehr liebevoll und fürsorglich um seine Gäste. Wir haben uns von Anfang an sehr wohl gefühlt. Er ist sehr hilfsbereit und organisierte alles für uns von Restaurantbesuchen bis hin zu Tagesausflügen.
Die Unterkunft ist schön eingerichtet und sehr sauber, unter anderem mit zwei bequemen Schaukelstühlen und einem wundervollen Ausblick auf die Bucht.
Das Frühstück ist sehr lecker, es gibt richtig gutes Müsli und jeden Tag einen anderen, frisch selbtgemachten Fruchtsaft.
Insgesamt war unser Aufenthalt im Free Spirit Inn wunderschön und definitiv weiter zu empfehlen.
Frank was een geweldige vervangende host en gaf ons hele leuke tips voor super uitstapjes!!
Hij zorgde voor een heerlijk ontbijt en geen vraag was hemteveel.
Frank was a wonderful host. Attentive and helpful. The grounds are beautiful and Isla Bastimentos is now one of our favorite places in the world.
Myself and my two 13 yr old sons stayed with Calvin for 4 excellent nights. We arrived early at 9 am our first day because of a 630 am Air Panama flight. Calvin welcomed us and stored our luggage. He provided us with good advice on activities to do until our room was ready. We spent the day at the fabulous Red Frog Beach. Calvin was a excellent source of information and arranged many of tours with excellent guides. The bat cave is a must. The Free Spirit Inn is straight up the hill from the public dock and Supermarket. You will sweat getting there.The Ebony Suite was roomy with a good bathroom. Each of us had a fan while we slept and we used the mosquito net. The rooms are not sound proof as you will hear the neighbourhood and nature around you. I liked waking up to the birds and sitting on the balcony. Calvin's breakfast were granola, tea coffee, toast, hard boiled eggs, fruit and fresh juice. We enjoyed them, but there are a couple of breakfast spots close by. The Free Spirit Inn gives you a relaxed taste of the Caribbean culture on Bastimentos and Calvin was a very friendly and helpful host. My two kids had a lot fun swimming and snorkelling. The Inn does have Wifi.
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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