La Loma 2020
We are delighted to announce that La Loma will be reopening in early 2020 with many exciting improvements, becoming more immersive, accessible, delicious, and sustainable than ever before. Below are some project highlights.
We are building several new cabins made from locally harvested Almendro wood, and a main lodge / restaurant with breathtaking views over the Bahia Honda Bay. Below are some of the cabin renderings (we'll keep the main lodge and a few other additions as a surprise).
NOTE: Images below are digital renderings. Final builds and locations will differ slightly (hopefully all for the better!)
Expanded Farm and Chocolate Processing
One of our main areas of focus has been the expansion of the existing organic farm. To that end, we have been brought in permaculture expert Stephen Brooks, and local cacao specialist Meivis Ortiz, who have been invaluable in designing the new farm. Over 100 new fruit trees and edibles have been planted, for your future pleasure. We are also proud to announce that chef Victoria Canonico, Bocas' finest chocolatier, will be joining the La Loma team in January 2020.
La Loma's new yoga shala will be one of the highest structures in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, offering stunning panoramic views during the daily classes included for all of our guests.
La Loma is getting some serious work done under the hood, too. Most notably, a brand new 70-panel solar array with state of the art Lithium Iron Phosphate batteries will provide a dramatic increase in total power capacity.
If you've been to La Loma before, you know that food is a big part of the experience. It's only appropriate, then, that we build a brand new kitchen to match the rest of the upgrades. A new cacao processing room will continue to ensure amazing desserts and the freshest chocolate.
Building on over a decade of supporting the local community, La Loma will continue to broaden its involvement with new programs in education and sustainable agriculture.