Welcome to Bilbo
a Historic Caribean House where the Forest meets de Sea …
Two thirds of Bilbo is « jungle » forest where you may have the opportunity of observing congos (hauling monkeys), sloths, eagles, iguanas, sugar bats , armadillos, and many wild animals and birds.
Frequently, Sargents will nest on the Hamaca Terrace. In 2014 it was on the Principal Terrace.
Bilbo was build in 1985, which in caribbean numbers makes it an « Old House », especially when you consider that most of the construction material was brought in from the Sea…
Untill 2002 Bilbo was the Winter Home of the environmentalist Mr. Maurice Strong.
His biographer ( ?) says , Maurice arrived bearfooted in 1948 in Winnipeg at age 19, and 30 years after , in 1978, was nominated Chairman of PetroCanada… which seems quite a success !!!
In 1972, Maurice Strong organized the Stockholm Conference on Human Environment, what became the First U.N. Earth Summit.
He was appointed as Secretary General of the Earth Summit for 1992, and is largely credited for bringing about what is today wellknown as the Kyoto Agreement.
In 1997 Maurice Strong was given the role of senior advisor to U.N. ‘s Secretary General Kofi Annam…
Various Costa Rican’s Presidents and VIP’s came to Bilbo to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the late 80’s. and early 90’s.
Since 2002, I has tried to maintain Bilbo in it’s original stature and simplicity, as a place to relax, enjoy nature and wilderness by the sea.
Have an early swim and surprise a giant turtle eating seaweeds from the coral reef… just 50 yards … from your bed !
You may be waked up by hauwling monkeys, admire hummingbirds and many others during early morning breakfast on the terrace,
Thereafter, look for sloths in the Guarumo trees, or have a walk though the jungle and admire the Ceibo Tree… at the end of the trail…
Milton, my gardner, will be so happy to show you his fascinating Forest…
Anita is at your service.
Enjoy Your Trip