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About Us

Our Story

Bird Island Bungalows was discovered by a young American entrepreneur, Alex, in 2015. At the time, the 12-acre property included a modest home and a guest bungalow nestled on a cliff overlooking the largely undeveloped Drago coast of Isla Colón. Alex, with his wife Kat, had the vision to transform the house into a hotel, and to create an unprecedented travel experience in Bocas del Toro. Over two years they built new facilities -- expanding the main house, adding the pool, the jungle house, decks, and two more bungalows. Bird Island Bungalows first opened its doors to guests in late 2018. The current owners, Mari and Kit, purchased the property in 2023.

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Bird Island eco resort Bocas del Toro

Bird Island Bungalows is a remote eco-resort. Our electricity comes from the sun, water from the clouds. We share our sweet stretch of jungle with birds, bugs, sloths and monkeys. The road is unpaved, and the sea is unpredictable. It is peaceful, but not quiet – between breaking waves chattering critters there is rarely a dull moment. If you’re not sure if Bird Island Bungalows is the right fit for you, please review "Ten Things to Know" before booking, or contact us directly.

Bocas Weather

Bocas del Toro, Panama is a tropical destination with warm, humid weather year round. The average temperature is around 26 degrees Celsius (79 degrees Fahrenheit), with little variation between seasons, and annual rainfall is 2,735 mm (108 inches). Tropical showers are common year round, but there is a distinct wet season (October - December) and the summer months (May - July) also typically have more rainfall.

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Plane flying to Bocas del Toro

The quickest and most convenient way to reach Bocas del Toro is by air. You can catch a domestic flight from Albrook "Marcos A. Gelabert" International Airport (PAC) in Panama City to Bocas del Toro International Airport (BOC) on Isla Colón. Air Panama and FlyTrip operate multiple daily flights, starting at around $80 one-way. Flying to Bocas gives you stunning aerial views of Panama's diverse landscapes, and the flight takes about one hour.

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Recommended Packing List:

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  • Flashlight or headlamp

  • Bug repellant

  • Sunblock

  • Toothbrush

  • Swimsuit

  • Rain jacket

  • Hiking shoes

  • Quick-dry clothes

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