Up in the Hill-Coffee Shop, Organic Farm & Products, Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro

We are a small organic farm situated on Isla Bastimentos, a 15 minute walk up from the town of Old Bank, and well worth the hike!

We make Natural Body Products using coconut oil and the plants and flowers from our garden, as well as 100% pure chocolate.

Our coffee shop offers a range of juices, teas (from the garden) and great coffee from Boquete. Our home baked goods are made with our own chocolate. Our arts and crafts are all locally made.

We also sell greens from the garden, mainly spinach and salad leaf.

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Location

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Latitude: 9.35045 Longitude: -82.204589 Elevation: 80 ft
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Janette Morrison

Recreational Opportunities Available

You must walk to get here, be it from the town of Old Bank (15 mins) or Wizard Beach (20-30 min).

We are situated on the highest point of Bastimentos and our views are 360 degrees around.

The garden is bursting with life with all kinds of trees, plants, and flowers to look at and learn about. The red frogs can be found at any time, as well as many birds, butterflies, lizards & bugs. Sloths, armadillos, snakes, anteaters, and night monkeys can also be seen frequently.

We rent surf boards, and the hike from here to Wizard beach is lovely and scenic.

We have one guest cabin for 3 people, which over looks the biggest wave in Bocas Del Toro, Silverback. It is fully equipped with full kitchen, living space, and a hot shower.

Hours Open

Monday to Saturday 8:30 a.m. until Dark (changes between 6:45 p.m. - 7:15 p.m.)

Sundays Closed in Low season (April-December)

Seasons Open

Year-round.

Admission Fee (if any)

Admission is free, but to sit and enjoy the environment or coffee shop we have created we ask you to buy a drink, something to eat, or something from our shop!

Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability

We run on solar power here at Up in the Hill, and our water is from rain catchment.  Our guest cabin is set apart from the main house/shop and has the same set up.

Mostly everything for the coffee shop menu is from our garden. The body products and chocolate also mostly come from the organic garden/farm.

We recycle our plastics, compost, and have used most of our wood for our buildings from our farm. We have a compost toilet for shop guests, use biodegradable cleaning products and favor vinegar over bleach. We have our own egg producing chickens.

We try and invent different ideas to re-use our rubbish. So far we have lined our walkways with wine bottles and have made our outdoor seating area roof out of milk cartons.

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