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Suggestions for a good mid-range hotels or B&Bs in Bocas?

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My fiance and I are planning to make a trip for 3 days and 2 nights to Bocas del Toro while we are in Costa Rica for our wedding this October, but I am having a hard time finding a good place to stay in Bocas. We will be on our honeymoon so we would like a little bit of pricey in the hotel/B&B itself so some of the hostels I have found with good reviews, such as Bocas Bound, are probably out. Unfortunately we cannot afford to stay at places like Eclypse de Mar, Red Frog, Tropical Suites, Casa Cayuco or Al Natural. We need something in between. I have read that Isla Carenero has a really bad bug problem so we might want to avoid there. We mainly want to see the beaches and snorkel, kayak/canoe and maybe do a jungle or cave tour.

I saw some good reviews about Cocomo on the Sea, but I have also read a lot about it being very noisy due to neighbors and other guests.

I read a few positive things about Lula's as well. Is it noisy since I believe it is in town?

Tesoro Escondido has been mentioned as a nice place to stay, but it seems like getting meals might be an issue there unless we make them in the small kitchen in the cabin. Is there anywhere nearby to eat?

A step up in price from those are La Loma or Dolphin Bay hideaway. They both seem really far out of the way for excursions. Neither of them appear to be all that close to a nice beach either, but their prices include meals that are raved about in reviews. Did the lack of walls at La Loma bother anyone that has stayed there?

Playa Bluff Lodge is on a gorgeous beach, but is it difficult to get to excursions from there? We are only there for 2 full days so I do not want to lose all of our time traveling. I saw a few pictures of the road to it and it looks rough. I read some people had a hard time getting taxi drivers to take them there.

Anyone have any feedback on any of these places or know of something in a similar price range? I really would like to keep it to around $100 for a room unless it includes dinner in the price to justify the increase.

Also, is having two full days in the are enough to really make it a memorable trip?

Thank you so much for any help or suggestions!

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