Punta Caracol Hotel, Bocas del Toro

The concept was to create an aqua-lodge that was part of a totally natural and unspoiled environment.

The reality is a dreamy collection of nine, private, thatched suites standing on stilts in the warm, topaz waters of the Caribbean. Reached by a wooden walkway, they stretch along a mile of crystal clear waters flowing over a living coral reef. And they represent a perfect balance of using local materials like native woods, clays, leaves, bamboo canes…and the latest 21st century eco-building technology.

The result is a tranquil haven, where you share the environment with dolphins, sloth, scarlet frogs, sea birds and multi-coloured fish.

Punta Caracol, at a glance

  • Nine exclusive and spacious suites standing in the Caribbean
  • Furnished with carefully-sourced, natural materials
  • Outside decks featuring sea level views
  • Candlelight dinners in a thatched restaurant
  • Ecological energy provision and pollution control

For leisure and pleasure

  • Visits to the islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago
  • Exploration of the rainforest
  • River trips to encounter white-faced monkeys and sloths
  • Diving and snorkeling
  • Yachting, fishing and sight seeing flights
  • Boat trips to meet dolphins


  • Although we bothered Lydia on several occasions over small matters, she was always patient and very helpful. The whole organisation from Heathrow and back was seamless and first class. Game watching on this trip surpassed all that we had seen before in the one trip. Our thanks to Ultimate yet again

    Colin & Wendy Crawford October 2013
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