Yemanja is a hip and comfy new hostel and bar in Bocas del Toro. Our spacious house sits right beside the Caribbean sea, on one of the island's best surf spots! Come enjoy some live music at our tropical bar (open 7 days), comfy hammocks, book library, private kitchen, and beachside fire pit!
Yemanja offers two bright, tropical dorm rooms that each sleep five guests, and open out onto a private deck with hammocks and beautiful ocean views.
Our private room is in a typical-style Caribbean "cabina," also with a private deck, that sits just beside the water, and sleeps two people.
All our guests have access to a kitchen full of pots, pans, and every appliance you need. We even have a waffle maker! We serve free coffee in the mornings. Guests can also use our free wifi, check out our book library, use our musical instruments, and play our board games and card games.
Our tropical beach bar is open every day, serving local beers for $1, and Caribbean cocktails. Every Monday at Yemanja is "Blue Monday," and we have live music from our outdoor stage! Our pan-Caribbean restaurant will be open soon!
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 hour reception
- Board Games
- Book exchange
- Breakfast not included
- Common Room
- Free Wifi
- Hair Dryers
- House Keeping
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Meals Available
- Outdoor Terrace
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Towels For Hire
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
check in time is at 2 pm, but we can hold onto your belongings if you arrive early. of course we will accommodate you if the room is available earlier.
check out time is at noon, but we can hold onto your belongings if you aren't leaving until later in the day.
Cancellation policy is 1 day before arrival
We accept only cash upon arrival
Breakfast is not included
Taxes are included (10% tourism tax not included)
DirectionsShow MapHide Map
getting here by bus/car.
All roads stop at Almirante, which is where the ferry boats leave for Bocas del Toro ($4). Once you arrive in Bocas Town, take a water taxi to our island, Bastimentos ($3). The boat will drop you off at the park, and from there you will a see a bright, turquoise sign for Yemanja pointing you left down the path. Keep following the signs for five minutes and you'll arrive at our beautiful, big oceanfront house.
bus from San Jose, Costa Rica.
leaves at 9 a.m daily outside of the Hotel Cocori, by the Coca Cola bus terminal. The bus company is called Transportes Bocatoreños, and costs around $11 plus a $3 entry fee at the border.
bus from Panama City.
leaves at 8pm from the Albrook bus terminal. You can buy your ticket from $18 from the Bocas del Toro ticket counter.
getting here by airplane.
Planes fly in from Costa Rica on natureair (Mon, Wed, Fri) and Panama City on airpanama (daily) to Bocas del Toro. The airport is a two minute taxi ride ($1) or you can walk to the water taxis. Take the water taxi to our island, Bastimentos ($3).The boat will drop you off at the park, and from there you will a see a bright, turquoise sign for Yemanja pointing you left down the path. Keep following the signs for five minutes and you'll arrive at our beautiful, big oceanfront house.
At our hostel you have the luxury of being in a quiet nook of a vibrant island town. Yemanja is located on the ocean side of Old Bank, on the island of Bastimentos, which is just a seven minute boat ride from Bocas Town. In less than five minutes are shops with everything you'd need.
Our house is set right on the beach, on one of the island's best surfing spots! We're also just a twenty minute walk from Playa Wizard, which is a cool, tranquil beach for swimming and taking in the sun.