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 ...
... the side of hills and everyone is either picking produce or getting the field ready to plant. We walked back 10mins into town and waited for a bus to David. 5 mins later the bus came and we were on our way back to David. Its amazing out in the middle of no where they have a bus service. Greg had read somewhere on a website that some tour busses stop at a little dessert shop on the way back to Volcan. Even though we weren't on a tour we decided to get ...
... 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