Imagine a private villa overlooking a sparkling sea, surrounded by
verdant jungle. No cars, no discos, nothing but the sounds of the
ocean’s calm waters lapping gently against the shore, the trilling of
birds, and the sounds of the jungle.
Casa Selva del Mar offers two small private villas on the sea, a coral
reef 100 feet from shore, and 18 acres of lush, pristine rainforest
with walking trails. Our villas are surrounded by lush flowering
gardens, and are perched on a bluff overlooking the sea, where they
receive cooling ocean breezes.
Your solar powered villa is uniquely constructed for the environment,
with doors on three sides that can be fully opened to the screened,
wrap-around deck, with gorgeous ocean and jungle views. Each villa is
beautifully furnished with teak accessories. Each villa has a queen
bed and a double size hideabed. Each villa can sleep up to four
people, but its perfect for a couple.
Besides all the natural beauty of the jungle and the sea, each villa
is equipped with satellite TV with all the premium channels; and we
have an extensive library of movies and television shows on DVD. Your
villa also is equipped with a laptop computer with wireless internet
access, and a prepaid cell phone you can use to send and receive phone
calls to/from anwhere in the world (you buy the phone cards).
And of course, we offer daily maid service (except on Sundays).
Airport pickup and return to Bocas airport is included.
FOOD AND DRINK
The villas have full size kitchens, fully equipped with everything you
need to cook and eat. Upon arrival, we will take you to the local
gourmet grocery where you can stock up on anything you like.
Continental breakfast fixings (coffee, tea, juices, bread, muffins,
cereals and milk) are on us. We also offer family style dinners in our
home at reasonable rates, by appointment. We love to eat and we love
to cook, and you’ll delight in our barbecued marinated chicken and
steaks, garlic salmon or shrimp, pesto/garlic/eggplant/tomato pasta,
papaya pork chops and other delicious homemade meals.
Or, we can take you by boat to one of many restaurants on neighboring
island, or to an excellent, moderately priced restaurant right here on
Isla Cristobal at Dolphin Bay.
Our bar is open from 5 PM until midnight, offering beer, wine, soft
drinks, and margaritas, daiquiris, mojitos, and other tropical
concoctions, often made with fruit from our gardens!
What can you do to occupy your time at Casa Selva del Mar? You can
swim in the sparkling sea, float around on one of our rafts, or go
snorkeling (we supply the snorkel and fins) at the coral reef right in
front of your villa. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can explore
the island coastline in one of our kayaks. If you’d like to do some
scuba diving, we’ll take you to town where you can take a scuba day
tour, and pick you up in town at the end of the day. Or we can take
you to a nearby ranch where horseback riding is available.
Or, you can go for a jungle walk on the paths in our 18 acres of
pristine rainforest. If you’re lucky, you might see monkeys, a sloth
or an anteater.
Or you can just laze around on the dock, or in a hammock on the deck
of your villa, and choose one of hundreds of books from our extensive
library, or watch the latest HBO movie or one of our large collection
of movies and TV shows on DVD.
Or you can just laze the day away, doing nothing in particular. You’re