The Haven Hotel and Spa
Travel Blogs from Boquete
... away from the shipping lane so didn't see any ships going past. But we did have a nice electrical storm to watch (hooray for wooden masts), only retreating inside the cabin when the rain got very heavy.
In the morning we were joined by our new canal advisor, Carlos, also a part-timer who normally operates a dredge in the canal. Carlos guided us across the 24 kilometres or so of lake and through the Miraflores locks. The lake was ...
... it! I went so far as to ask in spanish if I couldn't buy a jar of salsa but I think I butchered trying to ask so the waiter just looked at me and giggled. He either thought I was joking or really didn't understand me. :) I think the latter of the two. Haha after lunch I wanted to go to the horse farm in town. So we walked 10minutes up the road to the farm entrance and it was closed. The farming in this area is absolutely magnificent. They're all ...
... on his boat and drove off so they clearly were not in distress. I'm not sure why they couldn't wait for a more empty boat if they were simply looking for a free ride but such is life in Central America. Once at the water taxi terminal and with feeling back in my legs, we unloaded the boat and were told to make ourselves comfortable. Apparently there was a demonstration going on that blockaded a bridge and our transport was stuck on the other side of ...
... should not do, we then signed away all rights to sue, etc...;-)
We were then driven even higher up the mountain after being told that at the first platform it will be our last chance to "back out", until the 10th platform, and if you want to it is a 30 minute walk back to the lodge from the 1st one.
The Idaho couple went first, then Paul, Barb, myself, Jim, Kath, then Dan. Behind us came the large family group and bringing up the rear were the young girls. Looking ...
... leg, as the cab was not obviously not equipped for long journeys. The transmission kept skipping in all gears except 1st, and he had nooooo radio, so all we was sit in awkward silence and hoped the the vehicle wouldn't die on us in the middle of nowhere, and climb sllllloooowwwllllyyyyy up every hill in first. With a lot of muttering and sounds of frustration from our driver, we luckily made it to Lost and Found, where we had to ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking