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Rafael`s House

Rafael`s House is located in the heart of Bastimentos Town and has been part of Old Banks history for over 80 years. Rafael`s house is built in the Caribbean, Colonial style that is widely seen on the Islands. As most Caribbean Houses, Rafael`s House stands on stilts, is colorfully painted, has lots of windows and balconies on both sides of the house. Recently, Rafael`s House has been completely renovated, giving you the opportunity to find out what life is like in Panama`s Paradise.

It will not be hard to find Rafael's House on Isla Bastimentos. Rafael has lived here his entire life and he is known by everyone on the island. Rafael's house is situated right on Main Street, just meters away from the Park, the favorite hangout for the local people. Here you also find the Supermarket, the Police Station, the Hospital and public phones. You are in the center of Bastimentos Town!

The front porch of Rafael's House gives you first class view on Main Street. From your hammock you witness all the daily activities that take place in the lives of the local people living around you. Soon you might pick up some of the local language: "Whappin man!" In the mean time enjoying the numerous hummingbirds visits to Rafael`s tropical garden.

If you're looking for some more privacy, the balcony behind the house is surrounded by palm trees and has sea view on Bastimentos Bay and Isla Solarte. This is the perfect place to enjoy your freshly blended fruit shake, with or without Abuelo, Panama's national rum.

Rafael`s kitchen is fully equipped, ready for some of your own Home cooking. All cookware and utensils are present, as well as the blender, coffeemaker and toaster. Rafael`s House has a large living-area, with a dining area and comfortable chairs. The luxurious bathroom has a warm water shower. There are two bedrooms. Both have a double bed with semi- orthopedic mattresses, Sky TV and a security box. In the living area are two extra single beds and Sky TV. There`s Wireless Internet.

Rafael`s House sleeps up to six persons. Rafael`s House can be rented as a complete house, but rooms can be rented separate as well.

If you want to find out what life in Panama`s paradise is like, stay at Rafael`s House on Isla Bastimentos and find out!

Reviews about Rafael`s House

….¨We absolutely loved it! The place was so cute, and it was located on Bastimentos Island, which is a quick boat ride away from the main island. It really gave you the Caribbean feel, and is away from all the tourism of Bocas Town. It was incredibly relaxing. We can't say enough good things¨ ....

…¨My girlfriend and I stayed in Rafael's House which is situated on Isla Bastimentos.
The house provides two double bed rooms, kitchen, bathroom, cozy nice veranda. Everything seems to be done with certain love for details. So we felt like home from the very first beginning. We stayed there with another couple but you could also easily rent the "apartment" for your own¨….

…The nights on the veranda we will for sure never forget. Hearing the waves from the Sea just a few meters away and the mild temperature was awesome¨¨….


Rafael`s House

Price per night

Price per week

# 1 (big room)



# 2 (small room)



# 3 (2 single beds in living area)



Complete House



Prices plus 10% tax.

How to get to Rafael`s House on Bastimentos:

When you arrive to Isla Colon, take a boat to Isla Bastimentos. Best place to take a boat is right next to Bocas Marine Tours (the water taxi that runs from Almirante to Bocas) and Chow Kai. This is the dock from the Bastimentos captains. One way will cost $3 a person and it will take you 5 to 10 minutes to reach Isla Bastimentos.

Get out in the Park where you see the Police Station and the Supermarket ¨el lago¨. Take a right and you will pass two restaurants and two houses and you are there. Rafael`s House is on your right hand side.

In case Rafael is not in the hammock on the front porch, you can find him in Rafael`s reception. The reception is located on the left side of the house.

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