Al Natural Resort, Bastimentos
|Punta Vieja, Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, PANAMA.|
Description: Al Natural ResortBetween jungle and sea, Al Natural Resort has created for you a comfortable and private retreat, perfectly integrated into the lush tropical environment. The resort elegantly combines the ancestral craftsmanship of the Ngobe-bugle indians with new technologies that allow them to harvest energy from the sun and limit the impact on the eco-system.
The bungalows are situated on a secluded beach surrounded by luxuriant vegetation, close to the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park. In order to provide each guest with maximum privacy, it is their goal to maintain an intimate scale for the resort, with a projected maximum of nine bungalows.
All the bungalows are stilt houses and provide occupants with uninterrupted views of the sea and surrounding flora and fauna. There are two levels of accommodation: Natural House and Natural House de Luxe.
Type of rooms: Al Natural ResortEach Natural House is unique, and composes of a terrace, private tiled bathroom with hot water shower, good lighting powered by a 12 volt solar powered electrical system, and a Queen size bed with a custom made mosquito netting.
Each Natural House de Luxe provides the same comfort in a larger space with a King size bed, an additional single bed, a wooden lounge chair and solar energy system providing 110 volts in order to run a ceiling fan.
Three Superior Natural Houses: Each one is equipped with one orthopedic King size bed and one or two orthopedic single beds set within the same large septagonal space, complete bathroom with hot water shower, reading chairs, lounge chair and a ceiling fan. These bungalows are perfect for couples or families with one or two kids. Two of those bungalows are nice when rented together because they are separate but are connected by a little covered bridge.
One Superior Two-Story Natural House: which has the master bedroom in the upper floor (elevated kind size bed with ceiling fan), and, downstairs another bedroom (2 single beds or one king with a ceiling fan), a complete bathroom with hot water and a veranda with reading chairs and a lounge chair. This bungalow is great for 1 couple, 2 couples or 1 couple and 2 singles or 3 singles. A extra bed can added in the large veranda.
One Natural House: which has one orthopedic Queen size bed and a complete bathroom with hot water shower and a living tree in the middle of it. Perfect for one couple or single travelers.
One Two-Story Natural House: which has one bedroom on each floor, with one orthopedic Queen size bed in each bedroom and a complete bathroom with hot water shower, and reading chairs. (You have a great view from the upper room in which fits just the Queen size bed; please note that the stairs to go up are a little bit steep). This bungalow is great for two adults in separate beds or for one couple. Families with one or two kids could stay there too. The upper bedroom is for a rather young people, but not for very young children though, because of the stairs.
One Three bedroom Natural House: which has three bedroom. This beautiful hexagonal house of 32 feet of diameter has two bedrooms with one Queen size bed and one bedroom with two single beds or a king size bed. There is also a complete bathroom with hot water, a veranda with reading chairs and a lounge chair, and a large terrace. This bungalow is great for 2 or 3 couples or 2 couples and 2 singles, or 4 singles. This bungalow is great for two couples as there are two master bedrooms which are set in opposite sides of the hexagonal. Also families with two to four children can fit easily there. This is fine also for 3 couples or two couples with two singles or 4 singles. A extra bed can added in the large veranda.
Additional information: Al Natural Resort
There is a very secluded, private beach and a swimming platform near coral reefs and a canopy observation platform. There is also an Archery range.
For your convenience, please bring a flashlight with you. They provide beach mats, but no beach towels. Also sun cream, insect repellent and lightwear rain jackets are good items to take with you for a care free tropical vacation.
Activities: Wander miles of empty, unspoiled beaches, Snorkelling and scuba diving through coral gardens, Swim or kayak to the coral reef just in front of your bungalow. Fishing, kayaking, windsurfing, archery, massages ...
Trips: Hike in the jungle of the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park. Explore the rich array of flora and fauna on the resort's nature trails. Visit the Zapatillas Cays, famous for beautiful beaches and protected reefs. Glide through the mysterious mangrove forest in a cayuco (indigenous canoe). Observe the nesting habitats of the sea turtle (April to August). . Guided surf tours to secret spots available. Bird watching on the trails of the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park. Make an excursion to Dolphin Bay.
Discover the indigenous culture and crafts of nearby indian villages. Enjoy the local Afro-Caribbean culture and calypso music tradition.
Number of rooms: 9
Official category: Eco-Lodge.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 2000/2001.
Period of closure: May 15 - July 15.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English, French.Smoking policy: No preferences.
Credit cards accepted: Credit cards not accepted, only cash and travellers cheques.
Restaurant closed: Open for breakfast from 08:00 to 10:00, for lunch starting at 1:00 pm and for dinner starting at 8:00 pm.
GPS Coordinates: 9° 17' 25.68'' N 82° 5' 4.43'' W
Nearest airport: Bocas del Toro - Isla Colon - 30 mn.