The Banana Inn
Travel Blogs from Bocas Town
... the drift option. A few sleeping pills, a lot of shivering (it was cold!), a bit of spanish shouting and a lot of torrential rain later (yes Mandy, those backpack covers I said not to get would have been handy) we arrived via water taxi for the last section at our latest digs - Hotel Oasis - where Jose greeted us at 7am with a smile and a cup of coffee. It's still raining but I'm hoping to get my first surf of the trip in ...
... 5 sailing trip to Cartagena in Colombia. We spend three days cruising through the San Blas Islands, which by all accounts are nothing short of spectacular. A maze of mini islands, the vast majority of which are uninhabited, lined with palm trees and white sands. During out rime here we can go snorkelling off the tiny islands amongst the coral, chill out on the beaches, really do whatever we fancy, whilst having ...
... for the evening would have to be postponed for another evening.
Tuesday morning I ate my free pancake breakfast at Hostel Luego and then checked out to move to Hostel Tungara. After Ria and I settled into Hostel Tungara we decided to rent bikes for the day and explore the island. The town of Bocas del Toro was nice with its' fluorescent colored buildings with that old Caribbean charm. Many of the older hotels and restaurants were built over the water ...
... in Central and South America
2. They sleep for 12 hours a day and "work" for 12 hours a day
3. They climb down from their tree once a week to poop (and maybe find another tree)
We met some Germans who visited a National Park in Costa Rica--they were lucky enough to see a sloth down on the ground, slowly dragging itself across a road. The park ranger protected the sloth as he passed...but get this--IT ...
... ended up staying in a hotel next door, and I ended up spending most of the next few days with them and a number of others.
My hotel was very comfortable, run by a Dutch couple who had decided to set it up 15 years ago. The place was full, including a young Swedish couple from Gothenburg spending a full two weeks.
It had been quite a heavy days travelling, so I decided to have a quiet first day exploring the town, finding out about activities and tours as ...
Other places to stay in Bocas Town
Avenida Norte and 6A Street, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $55