Punta Caracol Acqua-Hotel, Panama
The nine cabins of the Punta Caracol Acqua-Hotel reside on stilts over the Caribbean Sea in Panama, on a mile-long coral-reefed coast. Views are the crystal clear waters of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, and the odd dolphin. Cabins are constructed in traditional local style - native plants, clay, bamboo and wild cane, with a palm leaf roof. The hotel also boasts some very modern technology. Cabins are powered by solar energy, gas cooling is used in refrigerators, and a bio-digestor debugs sewage. The hotel is remote, requiring a flight from Panama City, or a boat from Almirante.