7 Reasons to Love Punta Caracol's Overwater Bungalows

This Panama eco-lodge is built on stilts in the water off Isla Colon. Isla Colon is the main tropical island in Bocas del Toro, an archipelago of islands along Panama’s Caribbean coast.

You know the Maldives is famous for its overwater bungalows, some with glass panels in the floor where you can see tropical fish doing lazy-eights right below.

You might even know that Fiji has overwater bungalows too. Well, there are overwater bungalow resorts in Panama also – and Punta Caracol is one of them!

snorkeling in Bocas del Toro

The lodge is built over a thriving coral reef, where the snorkeling is nothing short of fabulous! Simply put on your mask and fins and step down the ladder hanging off your deck.

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Panama overwater bungalows

Originally built in 2000, Punta Caracol’s nine two-story wooden cabins are very cute. Perched on stilts, these huts on the water are gaily painted in pastel colors of yellow and mint green.

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Being unplugged – priceless!

There is no TV, no radio, no telephone and no electricity to plug in your electronic toys. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant if you need it.

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There are few mozzies

A Bocas del Toro vacation is all about escapism surrounded by nature. Expect mosquitoes. But you’ll encounter far fewer mozzies at Punta Caracol because it’s built over the Caribbean Sea.

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It’s an eco-friendly operation

Punta Caracol gets kudos for striving to be as environmentally responsible as possible. Natural building materials were used in building the lodge. Solar panels provide electricity.

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