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Punta Caracol

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Punta Caracol Acqua-Hotel would be a beautiful hotel if it was on dry land. But it isn't, which makes it even more exciting. Its nine cabins reside on stilts on a mile-long coral-reefed coast, over the Caribbean Sea, in Panama. The views are the crystal clear waters of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, and the odd dolphin.

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The cabins are constructed using a traditional local style – native plants, clay, bamboo and wild cane, with a palm leaf roof.

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By contrast, the hotel also boasts some very modern technology. Cabins are powered by solar energy, gas cooling is used in refrigerators, and a bio-digestor debugs sewage.

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Like another hotel we've heard of, it's remote, requiring a flight from Panama City, or a boat from Almirante. But sometimes the effort is really worth it. RM

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  • faith

    March 6, 2015

    What an awesome place! It reminds me of Bora Bora !

  • Raul Rivas

    March 13, 2009

    Bocas del Toro is a place that can’t be missed if you travel to Panama. I really recommend this wonderful place, i’m sure you will enjoy it.

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