At Casa Cayuco, we believe the most important tenant of Eco-Tourism is having a positive impact on local communities – in our case, Salt Creek (Quebrada Sal). Salt Creek is a Ngobe Bugle indigenous village located 30 minutes by foot from Casa Cayuco. The Ngobe indians are the largest indigenous group in Panama. Bocas del Toro has many Ngobe villages spread throughout the islands but Salt Creek is its largest and one of its most remote. Roughly 750 people live in Salt Creek and over 250 are students between the ages of 5 and 15 years old. Casa Cayuco employs 13 people from Salt Creek. Those 13 support over 100 people in the village. Casa Cayuco and our guests have a very special relationship with the village of Salt Creek. Just by staying with us, guests fund several service projects in the village throughout the year.
A portion of every stay at Casa Cayuco goes directly towards projects in our community.