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Travel Blogs from Bocas Town
When we woke up in our lovely little hotel, we realized we were the only visitors in the whole place! It is certainly different from last week's crazy Independence holidays. Oh, and the power was out. This is the part where we discover that the power goes out EVERY DAY on Bocas del Toro. Like I said, it's a small town. But lucky for us the coffee …
We left the Lost & Found Lodge, and caught the 8:45am bus to Alimarante, described by our Lonely Planet guidebook as a "sad, trash-strewn town that is best passed through quickly." I shall note the Lonely Planet accuracy here. But this is where the boats leave for Bocas del Toro, the Caribbean island archipelago on the north of Panama. After …
We are in Bocas alive tonight after dinner. Have survived the bus ride from hell from Boquete, mostly the ride from David was something to remember. We had to pass a protest about halfway from David where the locals wanted a bridge built. Our bus was stopped, we crossed a picket line pulling our suitcases, and fortunately a bus turned around and we …
Getting to Bocas Town on the island of Colon in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro (map showing islands) may not be very far from Puerto Viejo as the crow flies, but it required two buses, a long border crossing into Panama (because immigration closes for lunch) and a water taxi, but it was worth it. According to Wiki, "its white, sandy beaches, …
... that! The day wasnt a complete write off. Once again we saw some nice beaches, met some nice people and crossed another species of the to see list. A poison dart frog! Awesome...
Our final full day in Panama is laundry day. Getting the chain oil out of my brand new colombian football top could prove challenging! As we ready ourselves to leave 3 things about the country come to mind.
1) Trivia. Which country has the most McDonalds restaurants per head ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet