Garden of Eden Inn
Travel Blogs from Isla Solarte
... I caught a $1 taxi boat to the smaller island opposite Bocas town and sunbathed there. Now that I've finished my school and leaving for Costa Rica tomorrow, I'm looking back and it all seems to have gone so fast! Gianna left today and so last night a big group of us from the hostel went to Iguana again. It was a really fun night. I've realised I've forgotten to mention in previous blogs, that no one can understand me! They're all used to ...
... even though my anorak was on and tightly wrapped around my face we all arrived at the island completely soaked. Now in search of a restaurant we saw signs for a ice cream shop and followed them before arriving at an abandoned shack (see photo). I made the witty joke that I thought they were running low on stock, to which an American girl in the group replied, deadpan, that she thought it was closed. My hilarious joke had gone completely over her head, and ...
... The next day, after class the three of us and a German boy in my group went to our surf lessons. We had one hour of theory before getting in a boat with our teacher and being dropped into the ocean. I've been surfing three times before but that was off the beach, with the option to stand up and stop. Here though it was literally in the middle of the sea on a reef and the waves were really big for a beginner. ...
... watch the Germany-Portugal match. Unfortunately, the TV was broken because of last night's storm so David had to rely on updates from the barman who was receiving TXTs from his boss in town. Maria had no problems with the pool and was perfectly content.
The Dutch couple came by with two of the dogs from Tesoro Escondido, the dogs had just followed them and were quite happy to lie around our feet until we all decided to return to the hostel.
We had ...
... a relaxed vibe. Most tourist are backpackers, in their 20-30's, plus a number of surfers, we're probably the oldest cruisers almost, in town.
The people here a mainly of Jamaican origin , brought over for the corrupt ' Chiquita' banana industry. Sadly, the native Ngobe are not treated very well by anyone.
The kids from the village across from the marina come daily to sell empanadas and Guabe/ Carob fruit. Tony makes them tea and gives them ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet