Hotelito Del Mar
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Arriving into Bocas via water taxi (around 2pm), or ferry as Stef calls them, was easy, and after a very short walk down the road we'd arrived at Hotelito del Mar. Sally, the lovely owner of the hotel (she's from Washington D.C), greeted us, checked us in and soon after introduced us to all her pets; two parrots (Pretty Bird and Sweet Pea) and one …
... had been quite a long day. We all went for some dinner at a hotel down the road and after dinner we took a walk down the main street, grabbed an ice cream (it's blistering hot here even at night!) and found a bar over the water to grab a beer. At the bar we chatted with some locals and even saw a small manta ray glide through the shallows! After a couple of beers we headed back to the hostel to get some sleep and be up ready to go for our second day on the ...
... have a big blue morpho and some nice orange ones we’d not seen before. The real highlights of the trip over there, though, weren’t the butterflies at all! As incidental extras after we’d spent just about as long as we could eking out the butterfly house we then got to see a whole load of poison dart frogs (some green, some red and some yellow) and a sloth in the garden outside! The sloth was brilliant to see, particularly because ...
... often fresh fish or otherwise chicken), while others don't have any huts, or just ones for day-use.
On the way to San Blas we met Dror, from Israel, who ended up hanging out with us for a couple of days. For our first night we stayed on Isla Iguana. Paradise!!! We passed the time just lounging about on the beach, snorkelling, drinking rum and coconut water, and playing cards. In the evening James and Dror helped the islanders prepare the fish ...
... possessed me to buy this oar, I would carry it with me for the rest of trip. We had a great day, stopped at a number of islands famous for brightly colored poisonous frogs.
We carried on around the south end of a big island, stopped at a native settlement called Salt Creek. We ended up spending more time in their village than we imagined, buying crafts and talking with the locals. Our boatman had been urging us back to the boat, we didn’t really know why. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking