Darn Good Digs Review - Editors' Choice
Price Range: US$45-$58 # of Rooms: 3 Kid-Friendly: Yes
What makes Finca la Suiza so Darn Good?
Finca la Suiza is located in the beautiful Chiriqui Highlands of Panama. We loved the
walking trails through the rainforest and the delicious communal meals. If you are a
birder, this is the place for you!
Finca la Suiza is located just about in the middle of nowhere, about 40 kms up the road
from the Pan American Highway on your way to the very cool Bocas del Toro Archipelago. You
can’t see Finca la Suiza from the bottom of the 1 km driveway so, except for the sign, you
wouldn’t even know it is there.
Finca la Suiza has three rooms, all connected in the front by a big porch where you can sit
and take in the view of the gorgeous green mountains. The rooms are big, airy,
and decorated with simple, tasteful furnishings.
The owners, Herbert and Monika, serve up delightful breakfasts and dinners in their big
dining room. The food is super fresh and many of the fruits and vegetables come right from the
organic garden. The
communal meals were memorable for the great wine and friendly conversation.
Finca la Suiza is paradise for nature lovers. The owners have created several well-marked
trails throughout their property, including a three hour circuit through virgin
cloudforest. All trails begin right at the house. We spent a morning hiking the trails,
and saw waterfalls, spectacular overlooks, and birds galore! The owners were very friendly
and even bandaged Michael up after he slipped on some rocks while exploring a waterfall.
Things to Keep in Mind:
It is a 1 km long walk up the driveway to get to the house. No
children below the age of 12 are allowed on the trails. In addition, be sure to let Herbert or Monika know if you're arriving late at night or if you plan to go for an early hike because they let their guard dogs out at night.