It's worth the hot 20-minute haul up to this organic farm at the highest point on Isla Bastimentos to see a wonderful permaculture project with chocolate groves and many exotic fruits. Linger at the wonderful cafe serving all-day breakfast, chocolate with coconut milk and delectable baked goods. There's also coffee from Boquete, golden milk with fresh turmeric, and homemade hibiscus tea.

The onsite shop has its own lauded line of coconut-based natural body products. You can hang with the sloths and anteaters by staying over in one of two rustic two- to three-person cabins (US$70) with kitchens. To reach Up in the Hill, head right from the dock in Old Bank and go straight up the hill from the park.