Solarte del Caribe Inn is an exclusive island resort located
in the islands of Bocas del Toro in northwestern Panama. The island sits at 8
1/2 degrees latitude and is approximately nine miles off the Caribbean coast of
Panama. Isla Solarte is part of an archipelago of over 100 islands that begins
at the boarder of Costa Rica and hugs the Panamanian coast for miles. The
island itself is approximately three miles long and less than a half mile
across at its widest point. Isla Solarte rises over one hundred feet out of the
ocean and has a variety of hilltops, ridges and slopes that provide views of a
half dozen neighboring islands as well as the Panamanian coastline.
The island's tropical rainforest
contains hundreds of varieties of trees that create a forty-foot canopy that
spreads filtered sunlight over the ferns and countless species of plants that
cover the forest floor.
As you walk
the island the only sounds you hear are are the sounds that come from the over
three hundred species of tropical birds that inhabit the forests. The beautiful
blue waters surrounding Isla Solarte are almost always calm due to its position
next to the much larger island of Bastimentos. Bastimentos cradles Isla Solarte
and fully protects it from the open Caribbean. The coral reef surrounding Isla
Solarte offer some of the finest snorkeling and scuba diving in the area.
The surrounding islands also provide a plethora
of restaurants, bars, shops, and assorted water activities and they are all
only a 15-minute boat ride away. Some come to the Solarte del Caribe Inn just
to experience the tropical vacation of a lifetime!