The Casa Cayuco Family
Dave, Suzanne & Mina
Our Amazing Team
We have fourteen fantastic, hard-working staff members who are indigenous to Panama. They walk to and from work and all except one live in the village of Salt Creek. These fourteen employees support more than one hundred people in the village.
carpenter. builder. electrician. plumber. artist. built all buildings at Casa Cayuco and most of the furniture. most talented man on earth. loving father. speaks Spanish
In the Beginning
Casa Cayuco had been a dream for owners Tom and Linda Kimbrell since they were cruising the Pacific on their sailboat. They lived in Costa Rica with their young daughter for two years, where they taught at The Country Day School of Costa Rica. When they returned to the United States, they knew that they wanted to create a tropical retreat for adventure minded folks. For years they searched in Central America and the Caribbean to find the best spot. The picturesque beachfront site on Isla Bastimentos captured their imagination and Casa Cayuco was born.