Friday, January 3, 2014

Up in the Hill

What: Coffee shop & organic farm
Where: Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panamá

After hiking to Playa Wizard from Old Bank on Isla Bastimentos, Fran & I took a detour 
following giant flowers made of recycled plastic. After fifteen minutes of practically swimming
 in mud, we came upon an absolutely beautiful two story open faced building filled with hand 
made things, jewelry and art. Up in the Hill is a coffee shop & organic farm that pretty much 
offers everything else. They make a variety of natural body products for sale and offer a variety 
of raw chocolate treats and drinks. They have a book exchange and you can rent surfboards 
as well. They use only rain water that they also sell by the cup or liter, and offer two types of 
greens from the farm for $2 a bag. The family that has created this space has done so for 
11 years. The woman is from Scotland, her boyfriend from Argentina, and they have 
three adorable boys born nearby in David, Panamá. Very happy we turned right on that muddy
 trail today. If you ever make it to Isla Bastimentos here in Bocas, follow the plastic flowers. 

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