The Riverside Inn Boquete
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... along the way. We had to wait in the coffee plantation for a hour, here we chatted with the Swiss couple had a hot chocolate. We headed back to the town by lunchtime. We went to sugar and spice, this is rated number one in trip advisor and it didn't disappoint- it sells nice breads and cakes, we got a take away of muffins and bread, so that we could have back on our patio. I decide to really splash out and get ...
which the palms grow on the islands is hardly a couple of feet above high tide
mark (there is a negligible tidal range in the Caribbean) and perched on the
sand on the inhabited islands one finds rickety looking but seemingly long
standing palapas, some walled in, but most open to the cooling sea breeze. None
of the smaller islands seem to have a reliable supply of natural fresh water
and other than coconuts or the odd chicken no other sources of food. So ...
... property 2kms up the road and coffee finca around the corner. Mary accompanied us and filled the conversation with many a raw story. Due to the rains that approached the valley at around 2pm in the afternoon, we thought it would be the optimal time to visit the Los Pozos de Caldera or Hot Springs.The four of us jumped in our organised taxi to drive the 30 minutes out of town through to the private property where the healing waters bubbled. We agreed to meet our taxi driver some ...
... for 5 hours and the floor is slippery. We leaned about each others cultures and had a great bonding experience. Obviously we leaned different curse words from each others languages.
At the bottom we entered a beautiful and tranquil green property and just collapsed on the beautiful grass. It looked like the shire in Lord of the Rings. Loved it.
Finally we hit the pillow and fell asleep before one could say Baru.
Weather was sporadic during our stay, and I'm fairly sure we never even saw Volcan Baru let alone climb it which we should have done since it is the highest point in Panama (11, 490 ft). The clouds that hovered over the mountain peaks created a mystic picture that we enjoyed despite torrential afternoon storms each day.
The Caldera hot springs are marketed as a main tourist attraction, and we had to laugh once we finally arrived. To ...