The Drunken Monkey Private Island – Bar, Market and Home

Near Isla Cristobal, Bocas del Toro, Panama
$ 375,000.00

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Date added: 02/28/21 Post Updated: 2021-07-30 01:47:46 Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 5
Lot size: 809 m² Year built: 2017 Status:



Located at the entrance to the famous Dolphin Bay in Bocas del Toro, this private island was lovingly developed to build community and promote local trade, with a healthy dash of party.



Mostly built in 2017, the private island has a collection of buildings that make the potential for business here very diverse.

Built strong, and well beyond the expectations of new building codes, a 125 foot concrete dock welcomes you with a runway of LED lights. guiding you from your boat to the 20×20 ft bar, perched over the Caribbean sea and affectionately named the drunken monkey. The bar is located where the mouth of the channel to Dolphin bay narrows, a perfect spot to catch tourists on their way to see the permanent pod of dolphins who live near by. The bar has been creatively decorated by the artists who developed the island and is floored with a durable local hardwood, Nispero.

Beyond the bar, the runway dock continues to the landscaped gardens of the island, where you pass public washrooms ( on their own septic system), a handmade pizza oven, and a large , 30 x 20 foot open air marketspace. The covered market is wrapped by a 20 x 20 foot patio to accommodate more vendors. In the back of the Market is a bodega containing 2 deep freezers and an ice machine. It is here where the public access of the island ends, and island life regains the feeling of seclusion.

The private side of the island consists of the Casa Colibri Home and Casita, and the utility room which powers and plumbs the island.

Like a little nest, the casita is perched on top of the utility room with a queen sized bed and screen windows on all sides, to offer views of the sea, and the surrounding gardens.

Built with treated pine, the 40 x 47 foot Casa Colibri has an airy open concept. as you enter, your eyes immediately trace upwards to the vaulted ceilings along hand selected Canela trunk posts which align the central hall. The kitchen has custom cedar shelves and new appliances, as well as a custom concrete/ recycled glass chef’s island. The living room is wrapped by windows and a screened-in private outdoor patio facing Bocas town and the Caribbean sea between. Casa Colibri has 2 bedrooms with sliding glass doors to allow for ultimate effectiveness of the airconditioning units in each room. The home also has 2 large bathrooms, and a laundry area.



The reliable offgrid system developed on the private island includes a 15,000-gallon freshwater cistern with a 1hp pump , = 24 solar panels, 24 batteries, and a backup gasoline generator.


( available at an extra fee)

– HydraSports 202 dual-console fiberglass American Made boat
– Garmin GPS
– Yamaha 4 stroke 225 hp engine

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  • air conditioning
  • back up generator
  • boat
  • boat house
  • cabana
  • club house
  • dock
  • full kitchen
  • laundry
  • licences and permits
  • outdoor kitchen
  • rain water collection
  • solar system
  • storage
  • water filtration
  • wifi


  • city view
  • coral reef
  • garden
  • island
  • ocean view
  • rental income
  • waterfront
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