Hotel Palma Royale
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On our last day, we only had the morning to hang out so Erich and I just walked to the closest beach for some last minute quality time with the ocean. We grabbed some breakfast on our way back to the hostel, where we both grabbed a quick shower and said our goodbyes to Aaron, who was going to be staying in Bocas a while longer. Our water taxi ride was awesome, (as it always is when I'm on a boat!) and we seemed to have no issues getting onto a big coach bus to ...
... out of the water.
So again the lack of communication from the tour operators meant we didn't have any money for lunch (because we were required to pay a national park entrance fee at the next island) so while everyone was paying for their overpriced, kickback-inducing lunches, we lazed on our boat in the sun. Wasn't really a prob as we had a huge breakky of fruit, including a whole pineapple, and the heat tends to take away our appetites.
Our final stop ...
... eat a big plate of food for $3.75), then out for some live music at a book store-come-bar.
The next day we took a $3 water taxi to Isla Bastimentos. We stayed at a hostel which felt like it was in the jungle, as this island is much more rugged and jungly. The island also has more of an Afro-Caribbean vibe, with the locals speaking a type of creole English mixed with Spanish.
Isla Basimentos is more wild than Colon, and felt more real and less ...
... road bridge with no cars on it.
Welcome to Panama and my new country number 7 on this trip. Our van was waiting for us to load the bags onto the roof. We had to pay US $ 3 in one office then in the next block down a dead end side street was the Panama Immigration office. ...
... and Reggie had the mahi mahi since they ran out of lobster. The food presentation was nice and they had wifi but entrees were quite pricey at $22+ per entree. They had the yummiest peanut brownie dessert with caramel. Most expensive meal in Panama at $65 and I didn't have any drinks besides soda. We were the last diners to finish at 10pm and we walked back to our hotel. We found the beach was crawling with medium and tiny ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking