Great Views, great time
My family of 5 (including 3 teenage boys) stayed 3 nights in mid-August 2012. Service was very good. We were picked up from the airport in Bocas by management in a large van and taken straight to a grocery store to supply up for the first day or two. Then we boated out (less than 10 minutes from town) to the house. The views off the deck are amazing, both right in the water with thousands of fish as well as the mountains on the horizon. Although the house is a little rustic (ex. smallish with no AC rooms open to the outdoors, not a ton of comfortable seating, composting toilets, solar power, rain water supplied) it was a beautiful location, a peaceful and beautiful chill out spot and jumping off point. Note: we are not squeamish about the outdoors since we camp with Scouts a lot. Note: we did experience the no-see-ums around dusk each day - they itch/sting a bit, but were controlled with a little bug spray. Whenever we wanted to go into town or out on an excursion, we just dialed our cell phone (supplied by management) and within minutes Brown, our boat man, was there to quickly and safely transport us. We went snorkeling one day to Hospital Point and the Gardens (both nice in different ways) and we went scuba diving to a few sports(nice calm, warm water, but not fantastic sites, although we did see mooray eel, crabs, toad fish, squid and many more varieties). The boys loved jumping right off the deck into the water, as well as kayaking in the supplied kayaks around the house. My wife an I enjoyed kicking back on the deck with a cocktail. Also, per management's recommendation, we ate at a local spot called Beso Del Dragon, right at the boat drop off point in town. The shrimp in garlic (camarones ajillo) and the fish stew was the best meal I had in two weeks in the country. Overall, I wish we would have stayed a bit longer, and I recommend Coral View house as a unique and natural experience, and not far from town
Families with Teenagers,
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