Welcome to the “barefoot luxury” hotel of Cabañas Time Out located a short walk from one of the best surf breaks in Panama. In fact, next month Santa Catalina is hosting a massive surf competition right here! Hmmm, maybe I was two weeks too early?
I wake up with the sun to find the owner Phil sipping coffee poolside with a smile. We go over my duties that include but are not limited to cleaning the rooms as guests check out, showing the arriving people to their room, cooking, bar tending and landscaping as needed.
Before I get started, let me show you around the property. Here’s a tour of the general layout.
The poolside restaurant and yes, that’s a swim up bar!
The favorite spot to read, meditate, sip on a drink or simply take a nap…the hammocks!
This location also filled in for my hair salon (which back in California was ironically named “Erika’s Hair Retreat”).
…and the handstand location.
This is the new addition which is currently the accommodations for all employees and the owner. I’d love to see this beauty finished!
The view from the front window.
Here’s my bedroom and bathroom followed by a few house guests.
The “alarm system” here is mom, dad and their 5 pups equalling a total of 7 Rottweilers roaming around!
Meet the manager and my new partner in crime, Kristi. She’s a level headed spit fire from Germany, that knows what she wants and has the drive to get it done. Love her! Here she is helping Michael (the son of the owner) clean up around the yard.
A few happy guests that I connected with during their stay. If you’ve been following the blog for anytime now, you know I usually cross paths with incredible people more than once… We’ll see!
I got to have some fun around the kitchen as I updated his menu board and put some old bananas to delicious use!
I’ll finish this post with our juicy dinner of garlic sautéed fresh shrimp, raw cabbage salad and seasoned veggie rice. Clearly a meal in which napkins were invited, but not welcome.
Dessert was a treat of improved live music from a few guests. I smiled from within as we sat around with a guitar and harmonica humming tunes that we could all find in common.