Our stay at Urraca Private Island is the most awesome, memorable lodging experience we’ve had (and that’s saying a lot, because we travel frequently and have had many fantastic experiences). The place is amazing, kind of a cross between Swiss Family Robinson, Robinson Crusoe, and a high end Africa-style resort with adventure amenities like kayaks. And monkeys! This is the only place we know of that enables us to directly interact with sweet monkeys, even having one jump on our shoulders. The lodging is very comfortable (with steps to the water right off our deck, as well as an outdoor shower!), the food is excellent, staff is great, and there were surprisingly very few of the itchy no see-ums that are so common in this region. This setting allows you to meet and share the dinner table with your fellow travelers (great stories!), or dine on your own. The owner, Francine, is amazing. She has incredible life stories and her passion for the monkeys, the area, and her guests’ comfort is remarkable. We’re so happy we stayed here, and plan to come back because once was not enough!