Travel Blogs from Isla Colon, Panama

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Caribbean cruising maaan., Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Caribbean cruising maaan.

A travel blog entry by mardow

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... del Toro is the area in the Bocas del Toro region.  It is made up of a clump of islands, with the largest being Isla Colon, where we were heading to.  Isla Basitmentos is mostly a national park and has some of the nicest beaches, these being ...

No power, but a starfish, Isla Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

No power, but a starfish

A travel blog entry by scotthumphrey

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We left La Loma with the rest of our group as they were all heading to town or back to Panama City. We were running late and were about an hour and a half behind when we met up with Gregorio, the caretaker of the house we rented.  He wasn't ...

Yummy Thai, Isla Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

Yummy Thai

A travel blog entry by scotthumphrey

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... The stories she told, says he was an awful person.  Now she is engaged to another American, and they have this place in Panama together.  She wants desperately to move back to Thailand, and she will be in March.  We were glad we caught her ...

Bocas Del Toro II, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro II

A travel blog entry by roseyd

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A man goes into the doctors.  The doctor says, "Go over to the window and stick your tongue out."  Man says, "Why?"   The doctor says, "I don't like my neighbours" (Tommy Cooper)   Ended up staying in Bocas for longer than we thought. ...

3 Water Taxi travel day, Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

3 Water Taxi travel day

A travel blog entry by jdhermann

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... back to Bocas and it only took about 25 minutes. We walked to the next dock and took one more water taxi to Isla Basitmentos.  Arrived safe and sound 15 minutes later. Isla Bastimentos is a completely different world than Bocas del Toro. The ...

Mouths of a Bull??, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Mouths of a Bull??

A travel blog entry by jamesjames

I mean really, how many mouths does one bull have? Bocas turned out to be an extension of Costa Rica (Read: too many damn Americans), but actually was a pretty choice spot. Famous for its beaches, we only managed to make it to one, as we suffered the ...

Que xopá?, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Que xopá?

A travel blog entry by annarapp

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... french fries, this is really the country of the bananas. Wer Tiger und Bär von Janosch kennt weiss das ja schon lange :-) "Panama", sagte der kleine Bär, "ist unser Traumland, denn Panama riecht von oben bis unten nach Bananen. Nicht wahr, Tiger?" Oh ...

Beaches, sand, and booze., Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Beaches, sand, and booze.

A travel blog entry by polvo10

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Update coming April ...

Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by annarapp

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This is one of the coolest places I have been to. A little backpacker, surfing, diving town, an island actually. Else reminds me of Pokhara Lakeside in Nepal, colourful wooden hostels, international food, the little chinese supermarkets and what I am not ...

Back to Bocas del Toro, Bocas  del Toro, Panama travel blog

Back to Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by jdhermann

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... settled, we took a bus across the middle of the island to Boca del Drago. This is a beach at the west end of Isla Colon. This is the picturesque beach you see in the Carribean travel brochures. Curved white sandy beaches, with palm trees swaying, coconuts ...

Bocas del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by heidsontour

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... .  After one week at Bocas I had to leave...very sad but I picked up 2 fellow travellers; Leanne from the Netherlands who is here for 5 weeks and Andrew from the US who just moved to Panama city and decided to skip school to come travel with ...

Oct 13, 2009, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Oct 13, 2009

A travel blog entry by willsez

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Bocas del Toro, Isla Bastimentos, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by katandphil

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... for our flight home). We had decided to stay on Isla Bastimentos which is quieter and more rustic than the main island Colon, and took a water taxi straight out there. After finding a room Tio Toms, a lovely guesthouse overlooking the water, we ...

Bocas Del Toro, Panama, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro, Panama

A travel blog entry by beccarose

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... through customs we took a van to a water taxi and whizzed over to a string of islands called Bocas del Toro (specifically Isla de Colon, the main island). The water taxi was slightly insane cause the driver paid no mind to the waves, so the boat would go ...

Next day, more of the same, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Next day, more of the same

A travel blog entry by blakes

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... and ice chest when we leave. We are leaving this afternoon to fly back to Panama City. We will then take a 30 minute taxi ride to Gamboa resort overlooking the Panama Canal. We will spend 2 nights there and take a ½ day cruise through the Canal ...

Bocas Del Toro, very unfortunate events., Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro, very unfortunate events.

A travel blog entry by ssweeten

After spending a few days in Pavones, Costa Rica we decided to head over to Bocas Del Toro, Panama. Its a small group of islands with a very carribean feel. Our time there started out really great, had good food, stayed in a nice place, and the island had ...

Dia 19. Puerto Viejo - Bocas del Toro, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Dia 19. Puerto Viejo - Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by maprudencio

*** PLANING *** Por la mañana, salida de Puerto Viejo a Siaxola (Panama) en el  bus de las 6:30 AM. Una vez pasados los tramites de la frontera pillar un taxi y decirle que reserve sitio en las lanchas.    Al llegar, el ...

Islands and Boats, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Islands and Boats

A travel blog entry by miller.time

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... ride back to town on their boat which was much more exciting than the bus ride there. Today has been a great relaxing strech of not doing much. Tommorow morning I will be scuba diving and then taking the ten hour overnight bus ride to Panama ...

Hasta luego Panama, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Hasta luego Panama

A travel blog entry by annarapp

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After a long last day in Bocas (spanish, surfing, barbecue, party, dancing etc.), a few hours sleep in the morning, I packed and left finally, probably only because this was planned with another Swiss girl, we will be travelling together for the next two ...

Bocas Del Toro, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bocas Del Toro

A travel blog entry by anywherebuthere

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... be a Breeze. Got my passport stamped out of Costa Rica. Crossed the big metal bridge. Got my passport stamped for going into Panama. Paid a dodgy US$5 gringo tax which supposedly only US citizens have to pay. The receipts states I was from the USA which I ...

PANAMA!, Bocas de Toro, Panama travel blog

PANAMA!

A travel blog entry by daniaguas

... and the could be improved. The trip has been going extremely well, and we want it to stay that way. We made our half way destination, PANAMA! BA BADDA BA BA BA BA PANAMA HA HA HO HA HA (like the van halen song). So we know our time estimating is good. ...

Estoy vivo una vida dura en Bocas del Toro :-), Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Estoy vivo una vida dura en Bocas del Toro :-)

A travel blog entry by lale1

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... ik ben overgestoken. In Panama verder met de bus en vanuit Almirante is het nog een half uurtje met de watertaxi naar Isla Colon. Maandagmiddag beginnen mijn spaanse lessen, helaas in de middag dus niks luieren op het strand. Maar ook weer een voordeel ...

Bocas del Toro, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by mariejeanwilson

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... Panama, as usual, took longer than planned. The bus was late leaving Puerto Viejo so by the time we got to the border the Panama border lady had gone to lunch. As no one else can do the specialised job of stamping passports we had to wait for her return. ...

Red Frog Beach, Bastimentos Island, Panama travel blog

Red Frog Beach

A travel blog entry by veromarcos

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... . By the way, most of the Islands here have names that related to Columbus fourth and final trip to the Americas (Isla Colon, Bastimentos = storage place, Carenero = where boats were moored, etc). If you want more information you can check this link ...

Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Bocas del Toro

A travel blog entry by danandloulou

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... Sure enough we were literally dragged out of the minivan as soon as we arrived and shoe horned into a tiny speed boat heading for Isla Colon - the largest of the 6 islands that make up the carribean archipelago of Bocas del Toro. The boat ride only took ...

Ep. 43 Beautiful Bocas, Isla Colon, Panama travel blog

Ep. 43 Beautiful Bocas

A travel blog entry by itsthejourney

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... isole di Bocas del Toro (formate da 250 grandi e piccole isole). Arriviamo all’isola piu’ grande chiamata Isla Colon dove ritroviamo l’atmosfera Carribegna di Puerto Viejo con molti immigranti Giamaicani ma allo stesso tempo anche molta ...

Panama: Bocas Del Toro, Bocas del Toro, Panama travel blog

Panama: Bocas Del Toro

A travel blog entry by daria_juergen

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... town. Very fun ride and fells like we are really in Caribbean for the first time! In fact, the boat ride out to Isla Colon was beautiful.  It’s an incredibly picturesque trip with the stunning green jungles of the islands framing the horizon. ...

Into Panama, Bocas Town, Panama travel blog

Into Panama

A travel blog entry by tartanbeat

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... narrow, rickety wooden bridge praying the lorry at the other side would wait till we crossed. But hey, the one woman band that is Panama immgration here decided to go off to the shops before lunch, and close the office. So, there was a queue of about 3 ...

Bushrat for lunch, turtles and amazing surfing, Bocas Del Toro, Panama travel blog

Bushrat for lunch, turtles and amazing surfing

A travel blog entry by muzz_travelling

'Bocas del Toro' or ‘Bulls Mouth’ is small town on a little Island on the Caribbean Coast of Northern Panama. It’s very tricky to get here, which is why most people bypass the place, but its well worth a stop in. To get here, I took a ...

Post Raleigh R&R, Bocas del Toro District, Panama travel blog

Post Raleigh R&R

A travel blog entry by jennyroberts

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... belting out cheesy hits to the night sky! The following day, we all departed and headed off our separate ways, some homeward bound, some back to Turrialba to join the next expedition, whilst I headed off to inland to Panama, to re-commence my ...

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