Bluff Beach Retreat
Travel Blogs from Bocas Town
... on my money and my money on my mind’ I sing to myself..
Over to Isla Colon and the township of Bocas Del Toro. The water at the port is surprisingly unpolluted as we disembark. We instantly get a taste of the Caribbean in the town. But it’s kind of different and weirdly familiar. There’s broad streets and not all that many people around, like a country town in Australia. And there’s these colonial style buildings with wonderful ...
... even longer than the first time. We were very patient and had gotten down our system to stay cool and entertained in line while waiting. We used our bags and seats, umbrellas to keep the sun away and had books to read. After exiting Panama we thought we were in the clear but after crossing the bridge into Costa Rica realized that the fun was only just beginning. The line on the Costa Rica side was even longer! We set up camp and pulled out our books. We sat in one spot for ...
... prendre ensuite un bus pour une première ville d'où je pourrai prendre un autre bus pour le port où un bateau m'amènera jusqu'à Bocas del Toro... la routine quoi!
Depuis plusieurs mois j'entendais beaucoup de voyageurs me dire que la saison ici était déréglée, j'arrive donc sur l'île en m'attendant au pire et heureusement, car à peine installé dans le bateau, une petite pluie commence à tomber et cette petite pluie deviendra même une ...
... to get there by 9:20am tomorrow morning!!! These are the options we have. 1. Water taxi to mainland, Michael driving our rental car the 8 hours to Panama City, overnight, strange roads, as we've been warned, our little Kia Picanto car could easily get swallowed by a pothole, and after a full day in the sun and a few beers. Then there's the rental car issue that has to be returned to David and not Panama City. Bad idea. 2. Water taxi at this hour back to the ...
... The Riptide. We spent a few hours drinking Ron Abuelo rum (Panama's local rum) and watching the waves. We showered, changed, and walked out to El Ultimo Refugio for a late supper of fresh ceviche and Caribbean shrimp. Being Panama, it started to pour around 10pm, but it was so warm and lovely on the water we really didn't mind (and we were probably drunk by then).
There's nothing like being lulled to sleep by the sound of the Caribbean, the birds, and reggae music. :)
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