Red Frog Bungalows
Travel Blogs from Isla Bastimentos
... day we ended up in a small marina crowded with yachts and we took the last boat of the day shuttling between there and the village of Bastimentos: we nearly got stuck at night in the middle of the jungle getting eaten alive by mosquitoes. Maybe it would have been worth it anyway, given the postcard places we've seen, but in the end we managed to get back in the hammocks of the Jaguar. The next day, Nina and I had to leave. But we didn’t.
One more day and then we ...
After a very humid sleep (our room was extremely tiny with no air conditioning) we got up at around 9 and headed out to find breakfast. Unfortunately, nothing was open for breakfast because of a couple reasons: 1. We were visiting during the week, which is slower for all the islands so a lot of businesses close for Tuesday/Wednesday instead of on weekends and 2. We were on Bastimentos, which like I mentioned before, isn't as touristy as the ...
Arrive in Almirante, jump in a taxi to the port. Of course cab driver takes us to his mates water taxi shed. Take a half hour water taxi to Isla Colon and check in at Spanish by the Sea. Important business first - laundry! Take a stroll down the main st and run into Henry and Anita. Arrange to take a taxi to Red Frog Island with the help of their friend Mike, who works at the Smithsonian Institute as a marine ...
... passed by, this area seemed to have agriculture.
We saw people in traditional outfits, the young girls had lovely colorful dresses on and the gentlemen all wore hats. The truck driver left us near the side of the road and 15 minutes later
we got a ride with some young honeymooners all the way out to the Pacific Coast. We passed Las Tablas, Pedasi and finally arrived at Playa Venado, our home for the next couple days. We got a simple room right on the ocean, ...
... island (one to Isla Colon, then Isla Colon on to Bastimentos-$4 each).
We were lucky enough to see dolphins swimming in the Caribbean on the way to the island.
Isla Bastimentos is part of a group of islands off the North coast of Panama -near the Costa Rican border. These islands have a colourful and musical Caribbean feel about them and the locals speak a unique language whih is a blend of English, Spanish and Creole. We stayed in Old Bank for ...
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