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Up In The Hill

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Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
+507 6607-8962
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What a location!

We were staying on the Island of Bastimentos. We took the water-taxi to the small centre and there... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Fanny D
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Worth It

Up In The Hill was definitely a highlight of our Honeymoon stay in Panama. The tour is worth every... read more

Reviewed 8 July 2017
Brooke O
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Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos, overlooking Pantai surf break. Fully equipped with kitchen, queen sized bed, bedsofa, living area, deck and hotwater shower. The cabin is solar powered, with a rain water catchment system.The cabin sits a short distance from Up in the Hill Coffee Shop on an organic chocolate and tropical fruit farm. A 15 minute walk, through beautiful tropical jungle, from the Caribbean town of Old Bank, and 20 minutes from the stunning Wizard Beach, an ideal place for surfing or sunning. The cabin is a perfect base for surf trips, hikes or ideal for a quiet retreat away from it all. Delicious breakfast or home-made pizzas, gnocchi, organic salads can be ordered from the Up in the Hill Coffee ShopStaying Up in the Hill is a truly unique experience where you can have luxury, healthy living, and adventure while being away from it all.
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Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying on the Island of Bastimentos. We took the water-taxi to the small centre and there we started the climb to the chocolate farm. It was raining, it was muddy but is was wonderful! We passed a small school, the teacher allowed us...More

Thank Fanny D
Reviewed 8 July 2017

Up In The Hill was definitely a highlight of our Honeymoon stay in Panama. The tour is worth every cent of $20. They feed you food from their land and "hot chocolate" from coconuts and cacao grown and made right there on the farm. Veggie...More

Thank Brooke O
Reviewed 23 April 2017

We stayed for 6 nights in the cabin. The view was amazing! Not far from the city or to the beach at all. The cabin was very good with warm shower and good bed, surprisingly there were not many mosquitos. The coffee shop is great...More

Thank crispalaretti
Reviewed 6 April 2017

I went to Up In The Hill l, just to drink a coffee (which was amazing). The walk up from Old Bank to the café was already amazing. Arriving at Up In The Hill, I was just in time for the tour, so I decided...More

Thank Ilona G
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The 2h tour for 20$ is quite worth it! Javier is so interesting and it's quite amazing what they have managed to accomplish on this farm. You get a small tasting at the end also and the boutique has some nifty items for sale. Enjoy!

Thank PharmSuki
Reviewed 16 January 2017

Javier and his wife have such a great place. We really enjoyed the tour with Javier - he has a lot of knowledge and is a cool guy. We learned a lot and the tasting after the tour was the perfect way to finish a...More

Thank Annette_Petersen
Reviewed 12 January 2017

Words cannot describe how cool Up In The Hill truly is. You MUST visit if you're in the area. The family who runs the farm - a husband and wife, plus their three children, are so kind, knowledgeable and friendly. We only wish we could...More

Thank asiegel88
Reviewed 15 December 2016

My, my 7mounth pregnant wife and my 2 years old daughter spent a week here and we neither went to the beach due to the inner peace we had had up on the hill. Is a magic place where the ocean forces meet terrestrial forces...More

Thank andrewstar
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

I was on Isla Bastimentos for 2 weeks and loved every visit we took to Up in the Hill. Being gluten free and dairy free, the cafe was a dream come true - I thoroughly recommend the divine vegan cacao truffles and the coconut cacao...More

Thank Rebecca N
Reviewed 17 July 2016

The hike up the hill is real – it takes about 20 minutes and in rainy season it's pretty muddy. Getting to the farm at last, we had breakfast here. The egg sandwich was by far the best of the egg dishes and the coffee...More

Thank Marc U
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