Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse, Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón, Panama

Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse is not just another place to sleep and store your luggage during your stay in Bocas.  The house, a local landmark built in true Bocatoranian style, has been restored and converted into a hostel and guesthouse featuring four dorm style rooms and seven private rooms. Unlike any other hostel in Bocas, Casa Verde has a fantastic waterfront location offering incredible mountain views and many amenities such as A/C, high-speed WIFI, comfortable semi-orthopedic mattresses and mini-refrigerators in every room.  The WIFI internet is consistently available in the bar and restaurant area as well as the majority of the rooms.  Additionally, there is a community computer available for guest use. Because the hostel has been converted from an old Bocas-style home, the rooms do not have ensuite bathrooms. However, there are three bathrooms, three indoor showers, and one outdoor shower for use by the guests.  There is also a full sized, fully equipped kitchen and a gas grill available for guest use.

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Latitude: 9.335377 Longitude: -82.241474 Elevation: 3 ft
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Specialities and Highlights

One of the largest benefits for Casa Verde guests is that you can enjoy Bocas' pristine water right off the dock. If you are not in the mood to take a trip to the beach, you can snorkel in the back yard or use one of the large inner tubes to float and relax in the water. In addition, guests can take advantage of the second story sundeck to get the best tan and best view in Bocas.   The hostel also offers a daily budget shuttle to Red Frog Beach for those who want a cheap and easy way to reach the beaches of Bastimentos Island.

A highlight of Casa Verde Hostel that really sets it apart from other hostels in Bocas is the incredible waterfront bar and restaurant, Greenhouse Cafe.  The restaurant serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner while the bar has a great selection of fresh fruit smoothies, cocktails, and of course super cold beers!  La Mama Loca hosts local and traveling live music acts six nights a week and is a popular hangout for locals and backpackers alike.

Hours Open

Hostel Reception is open 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Bar & Restaurant open 12:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m., closed Thursdays

Seasons Open


Price Style for this Establishment

U.S. $12-$50

Dorms and private rooms available.

Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability

Casa Verde always strives to have a positive impact on the local community. The bar and restaurant have hosted various fundraisers for organizations such as Spay Panama and have donated to local fundraising events such as the BESO Auction and The Bastimentos Boat Races.  Casa Verde also works with volunteer organizations to provide discounted accommodations to groups that come to Bocas to give back to the community.  Casa Verde has organized and hosted local clean up events to help keep all of Bocas "Verde".  Finally, Casa Verde features a man-made reef under the dock that houses a variety of marine life including lobsters, crabs, octopus, rays, seahorses, trumpet fish, starfish and many other beautiful marine organisms.

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Contact Information

Nikelda Bilanfanty - Casa Verde Hostel & Guesthouse
Calle 4 y Avenida Sur
2 houses past the Ferry Dock
Bocas del Toro, 1 PA
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