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Up In The Hill

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Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
+507 6607-8962
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Very rude owner.

Very rude owner. After a long walk of 20min up in the hill you will be treated in a very vulgar and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Susinhas
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Kansas City, Missouri
Organic Farm

This was without a doult, the high light of my trip to Pánama. I learned, tasted and saw so much in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Nadinebissonnette
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Montreal, Canada
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Beautiful & secluded cabin on the highest hill of Isla Bastimentos, overlooking Pantai surf break. Fully equipped with kitchen, queen sized bed, bedsofa, living area, deck and hotwater shower. The cabin is solar powered, with a rain water catchment system.The cabin sits a short distance from Up in the Hill Coffee Shop on an organic chocolate and tropical fruit farm. A 15 minute walk, through beautiful tropical jungle, from the Caribbean town of Old Bank, and 20 minutes from the stunning Wizard Beach, an ideal place for surfing or sunning. The cabin is a perfect base for surf trips, hikes or ideal for a quiet retreat away from it all. Delicious breakfast or home-made pizzas, gnocchi, organic salads can be ordered from the Up in the Hill Coffee ShopStaying Up in the Hill is a truly unique experience where you can have luxury, healthy living, and adventure while being away from it all.
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Up In The Hill from Isla Bastimentos Town | Old Bank, Panama
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Very rude owner. After a long walk of 20min up in the hill you will be treated in a very vulgar and rude way which will make you realize soon: what am I doing here? Definitely not worth the walk to be treated this way......More

Thank Susinhas
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janette m, Owner at Up In The Hill, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I feel that this is very unjust, as going back to your visit here...you arrived just before closing which is also nearly nightfall...ie leaving little time to sit and enjoy a drink. You had your dog respectfully on a lead and i welcomed you in....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was without a doult, the high light of my trip to Pánama. I learned, tasted and saw so much in only one afternoon. I will never eat chocolate, pineaple and even cinamon without thinking of that little jungle/ farm. Looking back I think I...More

Thank Nadinebissonnette
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Reviewed 1 February 2018 via mobile

This is a unique place to experience. Javier is so passionate and knowledgeable and we got quite an education on permaculture. He turned a grassy hill into a jungle wonderland that benefited so many species it is totally mind blowing. His wife Jeannette is also...More

Thank Elisamarie232
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Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

We were staying on the Island of Bastimentos. We took the water-taxi to the small centre and there we started the climb to the chocolate farm. It was raining, it was muddy but is was wonderful! We passed a small school, the teacher allowed us...More

Thank Fanny D
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

Up In The Hill was definitely a highlight of our Honeymoon stay in Panama. The tour is worth every cent of $20. They feed you food from their land and "hot chocolate" from coconuts and cacao grown and made right there on the farm. Veggie...More

Thank Brooke O
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Reviewed 23 April 2017

We stayed for 6 nights in the cabin. The view was amazing! Not far from the city or to the beach at all. The cabin was very good with warm shower and good bed, surprisingly there were not many mosquitos. The coffee shop is great...More

Thank crispalaretti
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

I went to Up In The Hill l, just to drink a coffee (which was amazing). The walk up from Old Bank to the café was already amazing. Arriving at Up In The Hill, I was just in time for the tour, so I decided...More

1  Thank Ilona G
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Reviewed 17 February 2017

The 2h tour for 20$ is quite worth it! Javier is so interesting and it's quite amazing what they have managed to accomplish on this farm. You get a small tasting at the end also and the boutique has some nifty items for sale. Enjoy!

Thank PharmSuki
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Reviewed 16 January 2017

Javier and his wife have such a great place. We really enjoyed the tour with Javier - he has a lot of knowledge and is a cool guy. We learned a lot and the tasting after the tour was the perfect way to finish a...More

Thank Annette_Petersen
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Reviewed 12 January 2017

Words cannot describe how cool Up In The Hill truly is. You MUST visit if you're in the area. The family who runs the farm - a husband and wife, plus their three children, are so kind, knowledgeable and friendly. We only wish we could...More

1  Thank asiegel88
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