If you want to relax in a secluded hillside rancho overlooking a majestic bay, participate in tropical farm life or engage in a range of activities designed to bring you closer to the natural environment and local communities of spectacular Bastimentos island, La Loma is for you.
Our 23 hectares stretch up from the mangrove shores of Bahia Honda, through tropical forest, groves of cacao (chocolate), banana, and coconut to one of the highest points on Bastimentos Island. La Loma is all about the outside and the outside here is glorious – towering trees, deep green mangrove bays and glittering beaches. Whether you’re swinging in a hammock as blue Morpho butterflies drift by, wandering jungle trails or peeling cacao beans you’ll discover first-hand the magnificence of this tropical island.
We’ve handmade only 4 ranchos each inconspicuously perched in the jungle. Using vernacular architecture, we’ve designed beautiful simple retreats made from naturally fallen trees, sustainably harvested lumber and other renewable materials such as bamboo and wild cane. Each rancho has a private bathroom with a hot water shower, comfortable beds with enormous canopy mosquito nets and furniture crafted on-site from local hardwoods.Solar panels provide power for subtle lighting and ceiling fans. Water is supplied from on-site springs and rain catchment systems. There are no TVs or air conditioners at La Loma only the exuberant sounds of the jungle, cool breezes from the bay and binoculars to watch life in the treetops
Eating is an integral part of the La Loma experience. Your stay includes breakfast, lunch and dinner and much of what you eat will have been grown in our organic gardens. Based on local recipes and prepared by local chefs, our menus are developed from the foods that are in season.
La Loma has grown out of a dedication to exploring, sustaining and celebrating all that is unique to this area. We are passionate about the natural environment and rooted in the local community. By opening up our farm to only a small number of guests we offer a truly personalized experience that doesn’t damage this magnificent natural environment and the lives of its inhabitants.
The price for the treetop cabins is $120 per person per night, based on double occupancy (plus $4 per person per night government tourism tax).
The price for the rock pool cabin is $110 per person per night, based on double occupancy (plus $4 per person government tourism tax).
Single-occupancy supplement, 50%.
La Loma has a two-night minimum stay.
Rates include breakfast, lunch and dinner. Drinks, including alcohol are an additional charge. Transportation from Bocas town on arrival and departure, and some diversions are included free of charge.