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Travel Blogs from Bocas Town
... it's really interesting to see 3 main faces of this large city. There is the rundown old town, the historic Casco Viejo (where I stayed) which is being regenerated into quite the hip area and the large banking sector which provides the skyscraper addition to the skyline. The main attraction of the city is of course the Panama Canal, this is truly an immense piece of engineering and as boring as it may sound watching how they manoeuvre a gargantuan freighter is indeed a ...
... and dissected, upland plains; coastal areas largely plains and rolling hills
Lowest Point: Pacific Ocean 0m
Highest Point: Volcan Baru 3,475m
Adult Literacy Rate: 91.1%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
National Anthem: Himmo Nacional de Panama
National Symbols: Coat Of Arms Of Panama
National Animal: Arpia Eagle
National Flower: Peristeria Elata
Famous For: The Panama Canal & Panama ...
... at this beach but we were going to the main attraction on this island which was Starfish Beach. So we locked up our bikes at Drago Beach and then started our walk to Starfish Beach. The scenery during our walk from Drago Beach to Starfish Beach was exactly what I was expecting when coming to Bocas del Toro. I felt like I was walking along the beach of a deserted island. I was surrounded by aqua turquoise blue water and white sand beaches scattered with ...
... our boat!! I took a video (posted here), in which you can see and hear my excitement (pardon the shakiness). Next, we did some snorkeling and saw quite an assortment of colored coral as well as a few schools of fish friends. We finished off the day at a deserted island, where the boat capitan left us for 1.5 hours of unbridled isolation, swimming in perfect water and rolling around in the white sand. Not a bad trip, IŽd say.
... slowly. I’d walked in and seen that were three people waiting, and thought that perhaps I would have to wait 45 minutes to get my hair cut. In the event it was the best part of an hour and a quarter before I was sitting in the seat in the hot seat.
While I was there I realized that we were definitely on the Caribbean. The sound of reggae music permeated everywhere, that the accent that the locals used really confused me until I realized they ...