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Up In The Hill

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Address: Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
Phone Number:
+507 6607-8962

Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos,...

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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Amazing experience in the forest!

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... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Oslo, Norway
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 and the chocolate organic! The family running the place is super nice. If you like... More 

Thank crispalaretti
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 to join. The tour was absolutely the best thing I did in Bocas. Javier was... More 

Thank Ilona G
Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
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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
Kongens Lyngby, Denmark
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13 reviews
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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 great afternoon.

Thank Annette_Petersen
Culver City, California
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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 have spent more time there. We did the tour, which was one of the most... More 

Thank asiegel88
Rome, Italy
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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 and a tree lives in harmony with a flower, an animal and a human. Owners... More 

Thank andrewstar
Teddington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 milk (very refreshing after the little walk up there!). The organic cacao is grown on... More 

Thank Rebecca N
New York City, New York, USA
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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 was good enough. Sadly, we got attacked by jungle ants here. The owners were as... More 

Thank Marc U
Goodyear, Arizona, United States
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Reviewed 8 June 2016

Refreshing to find this hideaway up in the hill. The hike was not so bad, but vigorous. We continued down to Wizard beach on the other side. Did not take the tour but had a great breakfast and good coffee.

Thank DaveandKimB
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2016

We wanted a nice breakfast in a sweet setting and we got it! The eggs were cooked perfectly, & the owner kindly asked if I would like cheese, onion, & tomato in my eggs?! Well Thank you for asking, Dont mind if I do! & they let us substitute fresh fruit for toast with no extra charge. The banana cake... More 

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