Casa del Mar

Bocas Over Water Villa

3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6 with additional Tree House Casita, Sleeps 2
Built Over The Water, Situated On 3 Lush Acres

Casa del Mar a Bocas Over Water Villa is an eco-villa over the Caribbean Sea in Dolphin Bay, on Isla Cristobal in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama.

This  Bocas over water villa is situated on a mile-long coral reef in a remote location of the Caribbean Sea 25 minutes boat ride from Bocas town/airport.

Our goal is to offer guests an intimate experience with nature where you can relax in comfort while at the same time minimizing the impact on the environment through off grid living.

This Bocas Over Water Villas, Casa del Mar was constructed in 2012 of local natural building materials offered by the rich resources of the region. The result is a close to nature ambiance. From you’re private 44-foot terrace, you will be able to observe impressive sunsets interrupted only by frolicking dolphins.

Feel immersed in the sounds of nature while lounging on the terrace sipping a drink, watching exotic birds in the thatched jungle tree house casita or soaking in the terrazzo bathtub while gazing towards the jungle after snorkeling in the calm protected waters in front of the villa.

Learn how to coexist with the most advanced earth friendly renewable energy systems. Solar panels provide electricity to the villa, double filtered rain water that supplies pristine water and an advanced engineered waste system.

You can rent the Bocas Over Water Villa in the Caribbean Sea and be entirely independent or you can rent it with optional extras such as a cook (with or without shopping service) masseuse, boat captain/tour guide and housekeeper.

The Bocas Over Water Villa is situated on 3 lush acres of private jungle with a thatched tree house casita to enjoy birds and wildlife (including the resident 3 toed sloth) or experience jungle living. You will have direct access to miles of great hiking trails by lagoons, on top of mountains, through orchards and secret look outs.

The villa itself has 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. There is a separate outdoor bathhouse located on land behind the villa. For those that would like to experience jungle living, there is an authentic tree house casita with queen bed at the back of the property in the jungle (approx. 100 yards from the villa) The tree house does not have sewer, water or power but lanterns are provided and guests sleeping in the tree house will have exclusive use of the outdoor bathhouse located 300 yards away from the villa at the back of the property. The outdoor bathhouse includes a big walk-in shower, separate toilet with double vanity, gear storage and laundry.

All 3 bedrooms inside the villa have queen beds. Inside the villa, the living room & dining room has a 23 foot soaring cathedral ceiling along with a glass floor under the coffee table to view sea life while you sip your coffee in the morning.

This Bocas Over Water Villa features a 44ft almendro hardwood deck with inviting hammocks and lounge chairs, outdoor dining as well as a hot outdoor shower. A gentile Caribbean breeze acts as the perfect climate control however there are ceiling fans throughout the villa and outdoor covered decking as well as access to additional free-standing fans in the bedrooms.

The well-stocked open plan kitchen features a granite countertop, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry.

There is unlimited free use of stand-up paddle boards, boogie boards, kayaks and a large assortment of snorkeling gear at the villa. There are plenty of beach and bath towels for guests to use.

The thatched screened-in tree house casita features a queen bed, small bar, and seating area.

Don’t miss the opportunity to paddleboard or Kayak out into the Bay at first light and be among the dolphins during their morning feed. A truly magical experience.

You will have access to our locally made Panga boat (including captain/tour guide) with roof and bench seating ideal for bigger groups (comfortably seating 8) who want to go exploring or customize their own tours (additional charges apply)

Customize tours could include: Zapatilla Islands, Starfish Beach, Red Frog Beach, Hiking, Bat Caves, Chocolate Farm, Zip Lining, Horse Back Riding, Scuba Diving, Sport Fishing, Salt Creek Indian Community tour to name just a few.

Upon arrival, our host will be waiting for you at the airport to take you shopping for provisions, then to the dock where you will enjoy a short boat ride across the bay to Casa del Mar. Upon arrival you will be welcomed and given a tour of the property and amenities. 1 free trip to town to replenish supplies is included for a 5-night stay or longer. Additional trips to town for provisions can be arranged (additional charges apply) The villa has free wireless internet and cell phone with a local network provider.

Please note: Casa del Mar may not be appropriate for small children or children that do not know how to swim. There is no railing around the deck and the upstairs hallway and stair railing is stainless steel cable with a 8 inch spacing.

 Rates & Payment

$600/night minimum 3 nights or $3,600/week

Special Discount Pricing for June, July & August $500/night minimum 3 nights or $3,000/week.

To send any inquiry or request to make a reservation, please email us at:

In order to make a reservation, we require 50% deposit with the balance due 30 days before check-in and we take PayPal for payment. CANCELLATION Deposits are fully refundable up until 30 days before check-in.

To check the most current and up to date availability you can check our Homeaway Calendar.

Check-in at this Bocas Over Water Villa is 4 pm and Check-out is 10 am. If you are arriving earlier or if we have guests checking out the same day, we can arrange for pickup at an early time and we can bring you on an excursion or look after your luggage while you look around town while the house is prepared.

Rate Includes:

  • Lodging for up to eight people. (with the understanding that 2 guests would need to sleep in the tree house casita with no power/water/sewer)
  • Transportation from Bocas del Toro Airport or Almirante to Casa del Mar and return upon departure
  • One Complimentary Housekeeping per 5-night stay or longer (additional housekeeping upon request – additional charges apply)
  • Access to stand-up Paddle boards, Boogie Boards, Kayak & snorkeling equipment
  • Mobile phone for local calls •
  • Free wireless internet connection
  • Laptop safe
  • Kitchen inventory includes one pound of coffee, Selection of Tea’s and an assortment of Cooking spices.

Optional Extras such as cook, boat with captain, housekeeping and masseuse can be arranged and paid for upon arrival.

At Casa del Mar, we only take cash as payment for additional expenses that are not booked in advance.