Here are a few things to consider when deciding if Turtle Beach House is the right place for your vacation.
You can always hear the sound of the surf and the jungle chatter. If they are in the area, the howler monkeys make a lot of noise, this can be very early in the morning, when it rains and just whenever they feel like it. If this is a concern then Turtle Beach House May Not Be For You…
A good portion of the road to us is sandy and rough. If this is concern then Turtle Beach House May Not Be For You…
Things are not always on time, they mostly run on Bocas time. Sometimes, if the owner wants a day off, the restaurant of your choice may be closed. If this is a concern then Turtle Beach House May Not Be For You…
You will see bugs and strange creatures! If this is a concern then Turtle Beach House May Not Be For You…
If air-conditioning is preferable to the ocean breeze- Turtle Beach House May Not Be For You…
For the ladies [and some men!] if NOT being able to use a blowdryer, curling iron or any other heated hair tool is a problem then Turtle Beach House May Not Be For You…
In saying this, we live in an ecologically diverse, stunningly beautiful, wonderful place. If you are ready for something different, that is safe but still full of adventure. If you want to be in elegant, comfortable surroundings but still be eco friendly. If you are ready to be be an explorer and make some wonderful memories TURTLE BEACH HOUSE MAY JUST BE THE PERFECT PLACE FOR YOU!!
Where is Turtle Beach House and how do I get there?
We are located on Isla Colon, 30 minutes out of Bocas Town on Bluff Beach. Taxis are readily available ,cost is $15 USD one way. We can arrange for a taxi to meet you on arrival at the airport. Please note that the road is NOT a paved highway,it is bumpy,sandy adventure!
Do you accept Credit Cards ?
We accept Visa or Master card ,credit card charges may apply.
Many activities,tours and restaurants in Bocas only accept cash.
Do you have an ATM ?
There is 1 ATM in Bocas town. Fees will depend on your home bank.
Is it really necessary to have Travel and Cancellation insurance?
Yes. Delays due to unforeseen circumstances can occur. At Turtle Beach House no-shows due to travel delays are considered to be a cancellation and corresponding fees will apply.
Can I rent a car?
There are 6-8 person passenger vehicles available at the airport ,jeep rentals in town, other transport options include,golf carts,ATV’s.
Do the rooms have hot water?
All the rooms have hot water.
What time is check in and check out?
CHECK-IN TIME is 2PM
CHECK-OUT is 10AM
As we are cleaning and preparing rooms for our new guests between 10AM and 2PM, prompt check out is appreciated. Luggage storage is available. We make every effort to accommodate guest schedules, while taking into account arrival and departure of existing guests. We are a small B&B and only have ensuite bathroom facilities. We are sometimes unable to offer access to bathrooms for early arrivals or late departures.
Do you have internet access?
All of our rooms and common areas have free WiFi.
What is the weather like?
We have a tropical rainforest climate. This is a type of tropical climate in which there is no dry season-all months will have rain, there is no pronounced summer or winter . Average temperature for the year in Bocas del Toro is 79.8 F [26.6 C]. Expect a bit of everything!
What should I pack?
Lightweight summer clothes, comfortable footwear ,sunscreen,bug spray,lightweight rain jacket,flashlight. Try not to over pack ,you wont wear it all!
Will my cell phone work in Bocas?
Probably not! We recommend bringing your smartphones and use our WiFi for apps such as Whatsapp or Viber.
Do you have hairdryers?
As we use solar power ,hairdryers, irons or anything with a heating element can NOT be used.
Are there many Bugs?
We are in the jungle so there are bugs! Out at Bluff ,we do not seem to have many mosquitoes . If in doubt,use bug spray.
What are our restaurant options?
There are 3 restaurants,beach bar and a pizzeria in easy walking distance from us
Is the water safe to drink?
Yes,all the water in the house is filtered ,we use it for cooking and hot drinks.However, we do provide drinking water for guest use. Please bring a travel container as we do not sell bottled water as plastic re-cycling is an ongoing problem on Bocas.
Do you have Air Conditioning?
As we are solar powered this is not possible. All our rooms have powerful,quiet fans to keep you comfortable.
Can we use the kitchen?
Yes. The kitchen is stocked with basics and the fridge is shared by everyone. There is also a BBQ available for guest use.
Do you provide towels and linens?
Yes.Beach towels and bathroom towels are provided. As water for showers,sinks, toilets and laundry is provided by the rain we change linens only if requested during your stay.
Children 12 and older are welcome. It may be possible to accept family groups with younger children, please contact us directly for more information.
Phone: +507 6673 0383
Land line: +507 202-0857