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Retreat to nature, float in coral pools, surf world class waves

Big Creek Village, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
  • Cottage1000 sqft
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps4
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay3 nights

private 1 bedroom casita that can sleep 2- 5 persons

A few steps from the beach and 5 min walk from world class surf spots. Two private one bedroom casitas that sleep 8 total, are surrounded by flowering gardens and monkey trees.. Each have fully equipped kitchens. Sleep with the lulling sound of the ocean waves and wake up to the loud symphony of birds and monkeys who are frequent visitors. Across the street float in pristine coral pools and snorkel over the reef. Across the street is Skully's popular beach front bar restaurant.They feature a swimming pool and hammocks which hang over the water. Walk 7 min up the beach to another beach bar where you can relax in chaise lounges while watching the surf and surfers at Tiger Tail. Take a 10 min taxi to town to go out for dinner or pick up supplies. Many beautiful beaches to be explored on the beach road to Bluff. This place is for nature lovers and lovers.

Wifi...each house own wifi setup and cell phone to call for taxis.

3 miles and 2 or 3 $ pp taxi cost to town.

Ask about bike rentals

Next door: Skully's restaurant, hamburgers, homemade ice cream, beer etc.

Beach Bar: Paki Point 7 min walk chill out surf side Tiger Tail , surf and watch, chaise lounges, food, beer

Surf Tiger Tail ...5 min. walk

Surf Paunch...10 min. walk

Dumpers 15 min. walk

after Dumpers find Flat Rock beach.(divine when the sea is calm... look for the blue sign.)

Bluff...further up the road

BOCAS STYLE tree houses in a lush jungle-meets-sea location.

Points of interest:

-Ciao Pizza next door opens at 5 pm and also serves beer and fish burgers

-Walk 5 min. to very popular beach bar where you can relax on chaise lounges an watch the surfing.

-Call a taxi with the house phone for a 3$ trip to Bocas town where you can go out to dinner at one of the excellent restaurants in Bocas...

-Swim in protected coral pools, snorkel across the street

-Short walk to world famous SURF spots Paunch, Dumpers and Tiger Tail.

-Walk the jungle beach road all the way to famous Bluff Beach where there is a great restaurant with a perfect beach setting.

Monkey Tree is perfect for nature lovers who crave the lulling sounds of the ocean and jungle.

NO SMOKING on the property.

Property Manager

Heather Guidi

Member Since 2015
Response rate:
Response time:
within a few hours
english, spanish
Calendar last updated:
Mar 31, 2018
About Heather Guidi

I came to Bocas 20 years ago from British Columbia, Canada.

Heather Guidi purchased this Cottage in 2000

Why Heather Guidi chose Big Creek Village

We are conveniently 3 miles and $3 short taxi ride to the town center. We didn't want to live too close to the action of town and chose to build just outside of town on a hill across the street from the beach.This property has mature tropical gardens and all of birds, butterflies, insects, and monkeys that go along . This is known as a "canopy highway" as we are on the main travel route of the monkeys and many birds that inhabit the undisturbed jungle around the property.

What makes this Cottage unique

We are so close to town yet can enjoy the "canopy highway" which is the term used to describe a main travel route of the monkeys and many birds that inhabit the undisturbed jungle around the property.


    • Internet
    • Parking
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
      • Casita 2
        2 queen, 1 twin/ single, the single day bed is located on the fully screened veranda
      • Each casita has one bedroom, can be rented together to sleep 8


      • 1 Bathroom
      • Bathroom
        toilet, shower, fully tiled, clean with a jungle view

        Location Type

          • Beachfront
            Swim and snorkel across the street Across the street from Skully's beach bar 7 min. to Tiger Tail surf spot and Paki Point beach bar.


              • Away From It All
              • Sports & Activities


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Internet
                        You will have your own excellent internet connection and wifi router.
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Living Room
                        vistas of the monkey trees garden and all of the critters that visit. Abundance of the blue morpho butterfly and frequent howler monkey visitations.
                      • Parking
                      • Telephone
                        Each casita has a simple cell phone for guests to call taxis, the owner, or even international calls
                      • Towels Provided


                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Kitchen
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining
                                Beautiful view of the monkey trees and flower garden.
                              • Dining Area
                              • comfy seating for 4 people


                                  • Deck / Patio


                                      • wheelchair inaccessible


                                          • bay/sound
                                          • botanical garden
                                          • caves
                                          • nude beach
                                          • pond
                                          • rain forests
                                          • reefs
                                          • restaurants

                                            Leisure Activities

                                              • beachcombing
                                              • photography
                                              • scenic drives
                                              • walking

                                                Local Services & Businesses

                                                  • ATM/bank
                                                  • fitness center
                                                  • groceries
                                                  • hospital
                                                  • laundromat
                                                  • massage therapist
                                                  • medical services

                                                    Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                      • cycling
                                                      • sailing
                                                      • scuba diving or snorkeling
                                                      • snorkeling
                                                      • spelunking
                                                      • surfing
                                                      • swimming


                                                          • From the hammock, there is a birds eye view into the trees. One can gaze out into the foliage watching for monkeys, and the many birds and insects that visit. Monkeys are heard, just out of sight, making lots of noise. A big male is howling and causing a scene. Some smaller monkey chatter, probably babies. The ocean waves are always in the background and the hypnotic drone of insects lulls one into a state of irresistible relaxation. Other frequent visitors include the Montezuma Oropendola. These are large black birds, with long bright yellow tail feathers. Their outrageous calls make them very entertaining and hard to miss. The Oropendola travel in groups of 7 or 10, cackling wildly as they feed on nuts from tree to tree. I have seen their nesting tree near by, where they have around 20 pendulous nests.

                                                            House Rules

                                                            Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                            Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                            Cancellation Policy

                                                            Canceled bookings will not receive a refund

                                                            2 Reviews


                                                            Latest reviews

                                                            Big Creek Casita

                                                            Michael C.

                                                            The Casita was exactly as depicted in the offering. Well appointed, clean and in a perfect location. A realtor friend came over and said, in the 19 years she has been in Bocas, this was the nicest casita she has seen.

                                                            Heather, the owner lives next door and is very accommodating and a great resource about the Big Creek area.

                                                            Many reviewers state that they would go back to the reviewed property.

                                                            I will state that I WILL return to this property.

                                                            Beautiful place & grounds, super owner, and awesome location!

                                                            Steven J. PayneNew Brighton, MN, USA

                                                            My girlfriend and I spent four nights here on our recent trip to Bocas. Our only regret, was that we didn't stay longer, as we went to three islands. This was by far our favorite place we stayed! Absolutely beautiful and comfortable lodging, with pretty grounds, and very conveniently located. Skully's bar restaurant (and Flying Pirates ATV rental which you should also do for sure) are right across the street, another awesome restaurant is a short walk up the beach at Paunch, and taxis are easy to get, with the provided phone, and list of numbers. It is a short and cheap ride to town, or to our favorite spot Bluff Beach, which blows away the much more hyped, and much more touristy Red Frog on Bastimentos - it isn't close. Heather the owner could not possibly be more accommodating, and helpful, and was a pleasure to deal with. Be sure to try her homemade chocolate also......YUM. We 100% plan to return to Bocas and will stay at Monkey tree again and for longer. Thanks again!

                                                            Steven and Kelsey - Minneapolis, MN, USA


                                                            Big Creek Village, Bocas del Toro Province, Panama

                                                            A few steps from the beach and 5 min walk from world class surf spots, these private casitas are surrounded by garden and nature. Located on the Bluff Beach Road two miles from town with a beach front restaurant next door and beach bar 7 min walking away. Swim and snorkel in protected coral pools across the street or walk 10 min to "Flat Rock" and enjoy your private sandy beach with excellent swimming and snorkelling. Only 3 miles or $3 taxi ride to the town where there are numerous excellent and exciting eating places to explore. The houses are fully equipped for weekly stays.

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                                                            Property # 3934913