Situated on Isla Bastimentos, the largest and most untamed of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, this remarkable property spans over 6 hectares and is fully titled – a rarity in these islands. This parcel is located near the trail leading to Red Frog Beach and close to the sought-after eco-retreat, La Loma. With “Bastimentos Holdings” as neighbors, who own the Red Frog villa estate and the Marina, the location is both peaceful and secure.
The property features two springs and a charming pond, providing abundant fresh water. Infrastructure already exists for damming the water as a backup for the rain catchment system. The oceanfront provides an excellent spot for mooring sailboats as the “Bahia Honda” (meaning “deep bay”) is well-sheltered and has historically served as a storm hideout since the days of Spanish conquistadors and pirates.
The majority of the land is a lush jungle, meticulously preserved to accommodate local wildlife, including White-faced Capuchins, Sloths, night monkeys, raccoons, Armadillos, Caimans, Anteaters, Pacas, and a variety of reptiles and bats. The area around the house is well maintained, with paths leading to the pond and other fresh water sources. Here, you’ll find a multitude of fruit trees – pineapple, coconut, breadfruit, mango, jackfruit, banana, plantain, sour sop, biriba, water/rose apple, lemon, lime, sour orange – all within easy reach.
Built to American standards, the three-story house occupies an elevated site offering striking views of Bocas del Toro’s sunsets. The top floor comprises two bedrooms and one bathroom, while the main floor boasts an open-concept kitchen, living, and dining space, along with a second bathroom and a laundry room. The ground level hosts a large bodega for storage and the utility room. A wide deck overlooks the sea, offering cool ocean breezes and delightful views, often including passing dolphins.
The off-grid system of the house includes:
The property comes with some extras:
This oceanfront jungle gem, offering a unique combination of wilderness, proximity to the beach, elevation, and island features, is a captivating choice for those seeking a one-of-a-kind property in Bocas del Toro.