Dolphin Bay, Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama
Welcome to your private carbon-neutral Carribean over-the-water villa. You will have access to intrepid adventures or just relax in a hammock overlooking the sea.
Casa del Mar is an eco aqua villa built over the Caribbean sea in Dolphin Bay, on Isla Cristobal in the archipelago of Boca del Toro, Panama.
The villa is situated along a mile long coral reef approx. 25 minutes by boat from Boca town/airport and 2 hours from the Costa Rica border.
Our goal is to offer guests an intimate experience with nature where you can relax in comfort while at the same time minimizing the impact on the environment.
Casa del Mar was construction in 2012 of local natural building materials offered by the rich resources of the region. The result is a close to nature ambiance. From you're private 44 foot terrace, you will be able to observe impressive sunsets interrupted only by frolicking dolphins.
Feel immersed in the sounds of nature while lounging on the terrace sipping a drink, watching exotic birds in the palm thatched jungle tree house casita or soaking in the terrazoo bathtub while gazing towards the jungle after snorkelling in the calm protected waters in front of the villa.
Learn how to coexist with the most advanced earth friendly renewable energy systems. Solar panels provide electricity to the house, double filtered rain water that supplies pristine water and an advanced engineered waste system.
You can rent the villa and be entirely independent or you can rent it with the option of extras such as cook, masseuse, boat with captain or additional houskeeping.
The Villa is situated on 3 lush acres of private jungle with a palm thatched tree house casita to watch birds and wildlife (including the resident 3 toed sloth) or take a snooze in the hammocks. You will have access to miles of trails by lagoons, on top of mountains and secret look outs.
The villa itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There is a separate outdoor bathhouse located on land behind the villa. There is an authentic thatched tree house casita at the back of the property in the jungle (approx. 100 yards from the villa)The tree house does not have water or power but lanterns are provided and guests sleeping in the tree house casita will have exclusive use of the outdoor bathroom which includes a large walk-in shower, separate toilet with double vanity, gear storage and laundry. The tree house Casita is completely screened in and in addition, has a mosquito net over the 4 poster queen bed.
All 4 bedrooms (3 in the villa plus the tree house) have queen beds.
The villa features a 44ft almendro hardwood deck with inviting hammocks, outdoor dining and lounge chairs as well as an outdoor hot shower. A gentile caribbean breeze acts as the perfect climate control however there are eight ceiling fans throughout the villa and outdoor covered decking as well as free standing fans in the bedrooms. The open plan kitchen features granite countertop, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. There is unlimited free use of kayaks, locally made dugout canoes, boogie boards, stand-up paddleboards and a large assortment of snorkelling gear at the villa for you're use.
The property has a locally made Panaga boat with roof and bench seating, comfortable for a group of up to 8 who want to go exploring or on customized tours (additional charges apply) This boat is dedicated to the house for guests to rent with captain at there convenience.
Upon arrival, our hosts will be waiting for you at the airport to take you shopping for provisions, then to the dock where you will enjoy a short boat ride across the bay to Casa del Mar. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and given a tour of the property and amenities. Additional trips to town for provisions can be arrangement (additional charges apply) The house has free wireless internet and cell service with a local network provider.
We can help you organize custom tours including Zapatilla Islands, Starfish Beach, Red Frog Beach, Hiking, Bat Caves, Chocolate Farm, Zip Lining, Horse Back Riding, Scuba Diving, Sport Fishing, Salt Creek Indian Community tour to name just a few.
Please note: Casa del Mar may not be suitable for small children or children that do not know how to swim. There is not a railing around the deck and the upstairs hallway and stair railing is stainless steel cable with a 8 inch spacing.