Charming, secluded, eco-friendly lodge on Isla Solarte. Overall, the stay was very enjoyable! The highlight of the property is the stunning, open bar and check-in/lounge area. The property offers a great mix of social, hostel dorms, and more isolated, solo/couple bungalows, with the ensuing social balance reflective of this.
The bar offers incredible views of the water and mainland. Here is where you will find the hostel’s social dining areas, including the property’s family-style dinner offerings. The property itself is a series of structures and bungalows threaded across a wooden walkway in the middle of the jungle. My room, the bungalow located furthest away, is almost completely in the jungle.
I would not at all hesitate to return to Bambuda. It offers good accommodation, trip-planning for activities on nearby islands, and thoughtfully-designed common areas. Staff was super friendly and helpful with service and requests. I really enjoyed their friendly and hospitable disposition. Some downsides are that the limited access and meal options on the island can be trying, but should be known or otherwise understood before arriving to the hostel. Nevertheless, this is a most compelling option for those visiting Bocas!