Travel Blogs from Isla Colon, Panama

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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 ...

Bocas del toro, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas del toro

A travel blog entry by thepotvins

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On Isla Colon, we stayed at La Coralina, a small hotel north of the hustle and bustle of Bocas Town.   Isla Colon is the most developed of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, and on the southern end of the island is the tourist ghetto of Bocas ...

Hangin out, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Hangin out

A travel blog entry by tom_jenny

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Time for more Spanish, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Time for more Spanish

A travel blog entry by gregandjane

Bocas del ...

Journey To Panama, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Journey To Panama

A travel blog entry by robnguy

We crossed the border into Panama (and avoided paying anything for the priviledge, unlike the yanks!) and took a fantastic water taxi ride across to Bocas del Toro through mangrove swap and such. Found Bocas to be full of ´Gnarly Dudes´all bragging ...

Bocas del Toro Paradise, Bocas del Toro District, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro Paradise

A travel blog entry by gkmadventures

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... got little stickers saying we were in Panama. After getting our stickers we walked to the Panamanian customs where we got stamped into Panama. I forgot to mention the ever so annoying tall Dutch boys that kept trying to budge in front of Greg and I when ...

Paradise 2, Bocas del Toro District, Panama travel blog

Paradise 2

A travel blog entry by gkmadventures

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The next morning we walked down the street for breakfast/lunch and ate at a place that had a lot of American choices. We met 3 other people that were from Colorado. A couple from Fort Collins and a guy from Crested Butte. We talked about how it was ...

A Hostel Situation, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

A Hostel Situation

A travel blog entry by thespeck

... to the coast. When we arrived at the coast we left the bus, our driver and Kevin were going to travel back to Panama city that day, a 10 hour trek, and we would travel back separately. Here we boarded a motorboat just big enough for all of ...

Dirt Roads and Diving, Bocas del Toro,  Panama travel blog

Dirt Roads and Diving

A travel blog entry by pbrewis

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... the streets and locals going about their business. The local airport in Bocas would rival that of Hoedspruit although the plane to Panama City wasn't that small, about 26 seater and the flight took a little over 45 min. We landed in Panama City this ...

Bastimento, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bastimento

A travel blog entry by chevere

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Bastimento, petite île de l'archipel de Bocas del Toro. Petite, authentique, et sans voitures. ...

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

Bocas del Toro, Panama

A travel blog entry by scottandcorrina

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... with an amazing steak dinner from a NZ owned wine bar on the main island. The next day we decided to hire a quad bike and explored Isla Colon and it's surf beaches as well as taking a trip out on the only road to the other side of town. Here we wandered ...

Farewell Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro District, Panama travel blog

Farewell Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by alexkennewell1

Last day after a class week, packed up and got boat to mainland. 10 hour bus made worse by torrential rain and faulty electronics making the bus shudder up hills. Uncomfortable & sleepless ...

It's Time For Panamaniacs!, Isla Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

It's Time For Panamaniacs!

A travel blog entry by steve_julie

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... mentioned in the report from Hatchet Caye, Central America's barrier reef is the second largest in the world behind Australia's. The reef off Panama is reported to be much more vibrant than anywhere else and that has much to do with why we're here. We ...

Into the jungle we will go!, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Into the jungle we will go!

A travel blog entry by jgomez

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... two days, we stayed in an area called Bocas del Toro. Bocas del Toro is a bunch of islands and some towns on the mainland. We stayed in Isla Colon where the population is about 3,000 people. To get to Bocas, we had to take a 10 hr bus trip to ...

The Monkey Alarm Clock, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

The Monkey Alarm Clock

A travel blog entry by steveclark

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... Lady in Red and Lionel Richie's Easy like a Sunday Morning! When we arrived it was a boat to the main island of Isla Colon. The boat was pretty packed but we arrived safely. When we arrived we were greeted but a man advertising a hostel. Thinking the ...

Rusty Bike Mon, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Rusty Bike Mon

A travel blog entry by foggie

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Getting to Bocas by hot bus, taxi, boat and walk seemed a lot of effort for just another beachy style place. And yet again I was to find a place people get stuck in. The island´s beaches were mostly abandoned due to Americans buying up land for ...

Off to Panama, Bocas Del Torro, Panama travel blog

Off to Panama

A travel blog entry by wisdomlover

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This place is beautiful and I got scuba diving ...

The Final Resting Place for Jane's Camera - RIP, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

The Final Resting Place for Jane's Camera - RIP

A travel blog entry by jj3101

... Jaime, and their friend Lyndsay. After a few more beers we did a sunset walk over the island and then all headed back to Isla Colon to see where we could partying! Turns out every night is party night in Bocos - so another pub crawl it was. Meeting many ...

Leaving las islas, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Leaving las islas

A travel blog entry by varney

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Well, we've finally reached the end of our time here in Bocas. It has been a great 4 weeks and it isn't with some regret that we'll be moving on. We went diving for the last time on Tuesday, with a great couple of dives to end our time here. It has ...

Chichi, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Chichi

A travel blog entry by consuela

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... was het antwoord dat ik van Monique kreeg op mijn vraag of ik gewoon alleen een strandwandeling kon maken hier in Bocas del Toro, Panama. Nou, prima dus. De hond heet Chichi, is bruin en fluffy met 'big' hair. Dus ze hadden hem beter Fluffy kunnen ...

Bocas Del Toro - Take Two! Pt.2, Bocas del Toro District, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro - Take Two! Pt.2

A travel blog entry by sharissajj

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... , so we went for breakfast at the hostel, and came back fueled and ready to do something for the day. We ended up going to Colon again, to try to sign up for an afternoon snorkel tour. We had gotten into town at a weird time however, just at around ...

Bocas Del Toro, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro

A travel blog entry by alohachild

White sand beaches, blue green water, palm trees lining the playa, I have found paradise... ...

Bocas del Toro, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by pverlain

Bocas Del ...

Thru Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Thru Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama

A travel blog entry by kcgunther

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... heading to the beaches of Manzanilla and Punto Uvo, amongst other small, beautiful bays with palm trees abound.  Next up, Panama.  Rather than head back up to the Pan American highway, I had planned to continue southward from Puerto Viejo to ...

Bocas Del Toro (Star-fish beach), Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro (Star-fish beach)

A travel blog entry by elbuscador

(NO PICTURES because I lost my camera) The highlight of the day was a trip to the other side of the Island by bus, about a 45 minute ride. More beautiful beaches and of course I got to see the actual "star" fishes lying on a very tranquil ...

Bocas Del Toro, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro

A travel blog entry by junglekat

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... and I had a huge fight, and we went our separate ways, which was the best thing that could have happened. I was stranded on Isla Colon that night but I found an awesome Hostel called Mondo Tiatu. It had a great vibe and I had an awesome room. I ...

Rundtur, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Rundtur

A travel blog entry by christian1986

... der masser af soestjerner. Selvom stranden var virkelig laekker, tog vi hurtigt videre. Det naeste stop var ved en klippeeo nord for Isla Colon. Normalt kan man bade her, men stroemmen var lidt for staerk til at det kunne lade sig goere idag saa vi blev ...

Coconut love story, Isla Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

Coconut love story

A travel blog entry by sxd613

... Isla Bastimentos, where we'd arranged to meet Andries. The island is mostly a National Park - one of the only ones in Panama, but unfortunately an American real estate company has bought the remaining unprotected land and is in the middle of a ...

A Few Days to Breathe in Bocas Del Toro, Boca del Drago, Panama travel blog

A Few Days to Breathe in Bocas Del Toro

A travel blog entry by ellebee88

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Bocas Del Toro is unfortunately not my favorite place, but we are choosing to rest here a few days to collect ourselves and get ready for another adventure.  The town here has much less intermingling of locals and visitors than other places I've ...

Bocas del Toro - Panama, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro - Panama

A travel blog entry by evaenkoen

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Bocas del Toro is één van de meest bezochte plaatsen in Panama. De grensovergang van Costa Rica naar Panama was zowat de raarste overgang die we reeds hebben meegemaakt. We dienden over een mega oude brug te lopen, een oude spoorwegbrug die nu ...

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