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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Go Wild on Bocas del Toro

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4. Insider’s Tip


Walk along the path (left) leading up to the store, cleverly named Up in the Hill.  

In Old Bank on Isla Bastimentos, follow a paved residential walkway and then a dirt path through the jungle. Follow the signs to Up in the Hill, a hilltop organic farm and shop a 20-minute walk away. There’s plenty of tropical produce, pure cacao, balms, salves, and coconut oils to buy, and you’ll get lots of use out of their natural insect repellant during your stay. (Call ahead to make sure the store and café is open.)


Published on Jan 7, 2009 as a web exclusive.

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