GOING TO BOCAS FOR EXTRA SHOPPING
To go to Bocas town, the easiest is to go along with one of the daily boat trips that our nearby hotel the Al Natural Resort does everyday. The cost is only $10.00 per person and you can obtain at the hotel the day before the exact schedule of the boat transfer of the following day. Usually there is one boat in the morning, leaving Bastimentos between 8:00 and 9:30 AM and coming back at around noon. Many days we also have a boat in the afternoon leaving Bastimentos at around 2:30 PM and departing from Bocas between 4:30 - 5:30 PM. To spend a whole day in Bocas, you could, for instance, go to Bocas town in the morning with our boat and coming back with our afternoon boat. You can also go with one of our transfer and come back with a special boat just for you at the time you decide, the cost of such private transfer is $50.00 when it is possible for Al Natural to provide such service. Otherwise, the other solution is to use taxi boats from town, if you order a boat from town to come and pick you up in Bastimentos or to take you back to Bastimentos from Bocas, its is $65.00 to $80.00 for the boat.
This very private spectacular beach house is set on a secluded beach nearby the well established eco-resort Al Natural Resort. You can swim right from the beach in front of the house to the nearby reefs, the water is always safe.
This three bedroom/2 bathrooms designed beach villa offers a master bedroom with King size bed and complete bathroom, a guest bedroom with Queen size bed, a third bedroom with 2 single beds (which can make another matrimonial bed), a second full bathroom, a fully equipped kitchen with a regular size electrical two door fridge, two large living rooms, one inclosed and one open to the terrace. The house is fully equipped with solar energy and rain water (hot and cold water in each bathroom), with ceiling fans in every bedroom and in the open air living room, and many sitting areas.
The house is truly beautiful and stunning, made all in a local wood of the oak family, it is contemporary in the design and traditional in the material. It is completely off the grid, equipped with a blend of 12 volt and 120 volt electrical systems. The surrounding area of the house is quite untouched, very peaceful.
The rate includes water, and electricity. Complementary use of sit-on kayaks, pick-up at Bocas airport, the boat transfer, at fixed times from Bocas town to La Casa Natural in Bastimentos island and the return to Bocas town at the end of the stay are all included in the rate (transferts as discribed in the section ARRIVALS - Bastimentos Island - of this website). At your arrival, we will take you around town to facilitate the buying of the grocery and all you need to get before your departure to the islands. The boat transfer from the Al Natural Landing in Bocas town to La Residencia is a very scenic 45 minutes boat rides though the waters of the Bastimentos Marine park. Please note that cleaning of the apartment during the stay is not included. Service of a maid, cook, and/or babysitter are easily available at affordable rate. Massage service is also offered. If you need laundry, we will take them to town to a laundry facility. Please note that we provied biodegradable shampoo, conditioner and biodegradable dishwhasher soap.
WHAT IS INCLUDED
La Casa Natural is located on a beautiful withe sand beach very private looking towards reefs and the islands of Zapatillas. The surrounding area of the house is very beautiful and peaceful. The beach in front of the villa is made of very fine white sand. Swimming in the lagoon in front of the villa is always safe. Dude to recent climate changes the beach can be narrow at some point depending on the tide and sea level. Very attractive wider large stretches of beach can be found very close by, down the same beach. There are other beaches around the point, wilder but smaller and more exposed to the waves of the Caribbean sea, and more dangerous too, that you can walk to. You can walk also to the Indian village of Salt Creek. You can explore the reefs in the lagoon in front of the residence by using the kayaks or with one of the tour offered by the nearby Al Natural Resort. Services of a maid and/or cook are also available.
LOCATION and ACTIVITIES
La Casa Natural is next to the Al Natural Resort, our boutique eco resort located on the same beach.
You can enjoy all the tours offered by the resort, which will take you to the best snorkel spots in the archipelago (Zapatillas islands, corral Keys, and other secret spots). Also, there is the large idyllic white sand beach of Zapatillas islands that is very attractive. Long beach, in the national park of Bastimentos island is also accessible either by boat (when the sea allowed it) or by trekking. Al Natural organizes various trekking along the beaches of Bastimentos. The hotel organize fishing tour and also boat tours through several mangrove rivers with a visit to the Indian villages of Salt Creeks, to Dolphin Bay, to Red Frog Beach or to Bastimentos town, which is at a short walk distance of First Beach. Please note that now Al Natural is also offering diving tours and certifications at the Zapatillas Dive Club. Al Natural is the best spot to offer the most exclusive dives in the whole archipelago; please contact me if you are interested. Detailed and current rate can be found in our wed site, please goooogol al natural and click on the site of al natural resort. At the pages TOURS and ZAPATILLAS' DIVE CENTER.
The day you do not want to cook, you can also join the table of Al Natural Resort for dinner. Please reserve your presence at least half a day in advance. The cost of a dinner is $35.00 per person, including a cocktail and a three course delicious meal. Dinners are served family style and at fixed hour (8:00 PM for dinner, with aperitif starting at 7:00PM). This is a great occasion to try our kitchen and meet great people. There is another place located on the same beach which offer also restaurant services.
If interested, Al Natural Resort offers also special honeymoon or anniversary night dinner. It includes a special five courses gourmet diner served in the most romantic setting: the bohio built at the end of our dock. You eat there in complete intimacy with candle lights, facing the sunset; the dinner is accompanied by tropical aperitif, champagne, white and red wines. Except special requests, you will have the opportunity to try many dishes made of the best local fresh seafood and fishes. Previous clients have been very pleased with this service. The price for this special romantic evening is an additional $140.00 for the couple. Please indicate to me if you are interested.
La Casa Natural offers a very unique balance between privacy living and having access to all the services offered by a well established eco-resort.
Please note June and July the hotel is close and the House is not offered for rent. During the low season (May to November) the hotel might be close some days and that then none of the extra services are available.
At our nearby hotel, The Al Natural Resort, you will always find someone to help you and to respond to your request. When the hotel is close, there will be a guardian available who will have acces to one of our boat and can take you to any tours regularly offer by the hotel. Please note that there is an other restaurant in the area and that all the shopping needs to be done in town.