Travel Blogs from Isla Colon, Panama

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From Resorts to Hostels, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

From Resorts to Hostels

A travel blog entry by silja

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... 4 hours to make our way to the domestic airport across town.  In between, we took the opportunity to visit the Panama Canalīs locks at Miraflores.  Visiting the locks was surpisingly cool -- we saw some absolutely enormous ships and some pretty ...

Hic...Hic...Hic, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Hic...Hic...Hic

A travel blog entry by the_pradhans

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... lightly. Bocas are a group of islands off the atlantic coast and we were supposed to take an early morning flight from Panama City. Everything was going smoothly. We checked in, got our oversize boarding passes that reminded me of those plastic checks ...

Bocas, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas

A travel blog entry by chrisandalicia

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We crossed the sketchy bridge over to Panama and headed for the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro. We stayed on Isla Colon, one of the bigger islands, and travelled most days via water taxi to the other islands for their gorgeous beaches. We ...

Spring break...woohoo!, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Spring break...woohoo!

A travel blog entry by anna_lah

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... taxi and water taxi to Bocas del Toro - literally the 'horns of the bull' - a set of islands off the Carribean coast of Panama. Now firstly let me say that I adore Bob Marley. I love his music, his ethos, right down to his slightly mystifying tendency to ...

Visa Run, Run, Run, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Visa Run, Run, Run

A travel blog entry by j_mas

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... background. Quite a shopping experience. We made it back to the sea and scored a good deal on a round trip water taxi to Isla Colon, the main island in the chain of islands which comprises Bocas del Toro.  After a 15-minute ride through the ...

Viva el Carnaval...., Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Viva el Carnaval....

A travel blog entry by annecybissonet

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En route vers Bocas del Toro, avec 3 bus et un bateau, nous arrivons ā Bocas pour le carnaval…woohoo la fęte!!! Difficile de trouver une chambre, mais nous finissons par trouver une chambre dans un hostel sur le bord de la mer…pas pire ...

Day 12, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Day 12

A travel blog entry by ryanaross

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... and bought a $50 plane ticket on Aeroperlas to David, Panama, about 45 minutes from the Costa Rica border. Found a hostel in David, Panama during my internet search.   At about 11 I went in search of lunch so I could be ready for whatever I wanted ...

Almost Stuck in Paradise, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Almost Stuck in Paradise

A travel blog entry by mikeandelana

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Mike here.  As I write this, I am surprised to be writing from an internet cafe on Isla Colon in Bocas Del Toro.  As we arrived to the islands a few days ago, a protest had started over new government laws.  Unfortunately, the escalating ...

C'mon Pineapple...we've got some beachtime going, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

C'mon Pineapple...we've got some beachtime going

A travel blog entry by eva_and_roland

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Bocas... THE party town on the Caribbean coast! So what else to do than partying... at least we tried. After a very good but pricey - we have American prices again - sushi dinner and a few cocktails. You have to make the cocktail hour worth it - we ...

Bocas, the enchanted archipelago, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas, the enchanted archipelago

A travel blog entry by travelevers

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... their properties. First we did not believe what the locals were telling us, but sometimes reality surpasses fiction: http://abcnews.go.com/Nightline/panama-property-killings/story?id=11374933 But no worries! We are still alive and heading to Panama ...

Caribbean beach..., Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Caribbean beach...

A travel blog entry by travellerbruce

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... the mountains. All the way from Panama City along the Pacific coast I'd been looking up at the great mountains which run down Panama's spine which seemed permanently covered in cloud, and now we were heading straight up there. Our driver – who would ...

Weekend in Bocas del Toro 04.07. - 06.07.2014, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Weekend in Bocas del Toro 04.07. - 06.07.2014

A travel blog entry by isabelle-travel

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... . In a place called Almirante we got off and took a taxi to the docks. At the docks we went on a water taxi to Isla Colon. Finally we arrived at our Hotel after ten and a half hours of travelling!! It was already in the afternoon and there weren’t ...

Carribean Sweetness, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Carribean Sweetness

A travel blog entry by shivvon

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Zapatilla Islands, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Zapatilla Islands

A travel blog entry by twogosouth

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Today we visited the zapatilla islands which are two great islands with brilliant snorkelling. The first snorkelling spot we went to was quite shallow and after a bit I got back on the boat and thought I was finished. then my dad said he saw a stingray. ...

Sep 21, 2013, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Sep 21, 2013

A travel blog entry by davesturdy

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T-shirts you canīt be without, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

T-shirts you canīt be without

A travel blog entry by team0506

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After only a couple of days in Costa Rica we`re now in Panama, on an island in the carribean sea called Bocos del Toro. Only arrived today so haven't seen much yet but it looks really good, and if the sun would shine it would be even better:) Don`t ...

Cabin fever/Dengue fever/Saturday night fever., Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Cabin fever/Dengue fever/Saturday night fever.

A travel blog entry by shetravels

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... feverish Steve. The results to these occurences: After getting a random flight off the island a few days later, Steve emailed from Panama City to confirm that he did indeed have dengue, probably from a mosquito that would've bit him in Costa Rica. ...

Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by buschlog

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... see photo). Today, we will do a little shopping and maybe stock up on cash for our journey to Puerto Lindo. Our group has charted a van and driver for the drive back across the isthmus to David, from where we will take the commuter flight into Panama ...

Coffee, Canals & Catamarans, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Coffee, Canals & Catamarans

A travel blog entry by layla_chris

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... where to get stamps etc... We did however manage to navigate our way through and were shortly on a bus toward the island of Colon. The journey was painless and lead straight to an over packed boat destined for the island. As usual, with no real ...

Worst Bathroom Situation EVER, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Worst Bathroom Situation EVER

A travel blog entry by journeyjoy

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... We wound up making scrambled pancakes. Who knew that was such a thing. After this lovely breakfast, we tried calling a hostel on Isla Bastimentos but there was no answer. After wandering around town checking other hostel prices, we wound up back at Mondo ...

Leaving Bocas, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Leaving Bocas

A travel blog entry by rachaelh

... very small...but with a very big bottom. When the lady came back we were told that the night bus was full for the trip back to Panama City. So we had to go with plan B which was go back to the bus station at Almirante on the mainland and see what other ...

bocas del toro, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

bocas del toro

A travel blog entry by ricolola

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Christmas eve was definetly an adventure! Hoping to go to a beach today he hopped on a water taxi to island basimentos. Once on the island you must take a 20 minute hike up the hill to the other side of the island. If it were only that simple! It ...

Panama, country of pleasure, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Panama, country of pleasure

A travel blog entry by jboy036

Arrived in Bocas, Panama, what a ...

Isla Bastimentos, Isla Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

Isla Bastimentos

A travel blog entry by rachaelh

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... going there! We checked in at the hostel, the place looked so amazing. Our room was total luxury compared to our hostel in Panama City, couldn't believe they only charged $13 a night! We showered and changed and then walked along the trail to Red Frog ...

The Carribean, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

The Carribean

A travel blog entry by woody0198

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... places), lack of developed infrastructure (Contadora), economic scarring by the pullout of the US when the canal was handed over (Panama City), and stunningly beautiful places that tourists will (eventually) want to see (Boquete, the islands).  If ...

Back To School..., Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Back To School...

A travel blog entry by fullmoon

Happy Father's Day! Something that no one really mentioned to us when they were advertising our hotel and telling us how cheap the rooms were that it’s right beside an extremely loud night club!! Mike was so exhausted last night that his head hit ...

Bocas del Toro, Panama, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro, Panama

A travel blog entry by annekevdvliet

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Beans with Rice and Fish, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Beans with Rice and Fish

A travel blog entry by lukitolocita

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... site, and Red Frog beach. We also biked one day to Boca del Drago and the beautiful Starfish Beach situated on that side of Isla Colon.  The remainder of our time in Bocas was spent doing our daily dives and cruising around the island. Of course I ...

Bocas del Toro - Panama's Caribbean Destination, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro - Panama's Caribbean Destination

A travel blog entry by skjaer

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... , we took a minivan on the other side to go to the ferry terminal for an hour boat ride to Bocas del Toro. Bocas is Panama's premier island resort in the Caribbean. It's an archipelago of small islands with lots of mangroves lining the shores. The main ...

Beach!, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Beach!

A travel blog entry by kbreeze

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... On a good day, on flat terrain I think that the ac may have blown out room temperature air. But driving through the mountains of Panama, full of people and all their belongings, the ac system did not stand a chance. I gradually had the feeling that we may ...

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