Travel Blogs from Bocas Town
We were on the move again, from the highlands of Boquete to the Caribbean island archipelego of Bocas del Toro. We decided to take local buses even though there was a faster albeit more expensive shuttle available, we were in no rush and didn't mind seeing the view from a locals point of view (so to speak) rather than a tourists. Our ride out of Boquete, on the old yellow American school bus, came to a stuttering halt almost immediately due to a cycle race on the ...
... went from 9:30am to 4:30pm. Once we booked our tour we took out laundry to be cleaned for $4 by a nice local woman. On our way back to our hotel we stopped at a shop and bought a snorkel kit for $15 a piece. Afterwards we wanted to snorkel so we got a boat ride to hospital point where we were dropped off on our own beach called the "beach of theives" lets just say $15 is really cheap for a snorkel set and they lived up to their ...
... as the one to Puerto Viejo) to travel 35km to the Panamanian border, where we would be assisted across the boarder and then loaded into another bus and taken to the port to grab a water taxi to the Bocas del Toro islands. We reach the border in no time, and then are told to jump out, take our bags and walk down to the border station. So we do, full loaded with our packs… then when we get to the customs station, they motion that we need to go to pay out exit tax ...
... in palapa roof huts on stilts. All had a different style and character and everyone greeted us, though some where quite reserved, understandably. This was not a tourist route,only a few sailboats stop here.
The children grow up here by the sea with all the fruit and food they need. Chickens, pigs and a type of agoute, which one man called Emanuel told me was a 'conejo'. 'That's not a rabbiit', I said ' but it is,it's a mountain rabbit' and he asked if I wanted to eat it ...
... a very cool activity that can only be found in Brazil and Panama. We couldn't have been happier. So at 1pm we met our guide at the boat and we were off into the stunning turquoise waters. The snorkelling was beautiful but it was nothing on our last outing, but the deep boarding was incredible. The instructor was between us and Stuie and I on each outer sides, we were attached by three long ropes and each of us had like a plastic scoop you held onto. The boat ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Hotel Hipocampo Bocas Town
Other places to stay in Bocas Town
3rd Street, Bocas Town | 3 star hotelfrom $71
Calle Primera, Bocas Town | 4 star hotelfrom $175
- Un lugar fantástico
- Great place
- The Hotel to Stay At in BOCAS DEL TORO!!!!
Calle 6, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $52
Calle Primera y Calle 2a, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $61
North Avenue, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $74
1st Street, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $64
Third Street, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $82
Third Street, Bocas Town | 2 star hotelfrom $134
#2 Calle, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $109
- Do yourself a favour and stir clear at all costs!!!
- Very Pleasant
- Tesoro en Bocas Isla
Calle 3, Bocas Town | Hotelfrom $88