Red Frog Beach Resort
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We woke up to yet another rainy morning same as we did saturday so the trip we had planned to red frog beach had to be prosponed. The weather ap said that it would brighten up around 12 so we were going to hold out for the sun coming out. We had breakfast in the hostel and by 11 it had totally cleared up. We went ahead with our original plan and …
We left boquete early Friday morning and took a shuttle bus arranged by our hostel to bocas del toro, cutting down a 7 hour or so journey to 3.5 hours, win. Except it ended up being longer as the road was blocked for an hour as there was some silly protest going on, randomly in the jungle area. Probably banana farmers or something! We took a boat …
... It was gorgeous, isolated and practically nobody was on it. This beach looks incredible as the dense jungle greets the ocean, separated only by golden sands. Again, the waters are so clear that you can see schools of fish swim by. Simply stunning.
The jungle walking trails to these hidden and stunning beaches are said to be quite dangerous and many muggings have happened recently. Old Bank is described as quite a poor town. Travelers are told not to ...
... is a bamboo-walled space with a bathroom and big king bed under a draping mosquito net... and no walls to speak of. The front of the unit is wide open to the Caribbean. The view from the bed is blocked only where the hammock swings. Julie hears shuffling on the thatch roof and spots a tail. The next thing we know a monkey (that is not actually a monkey but an olingo, but it seems so happy being a monkey, why tell it?) is in our room ...
... parrots that had their wings clipped so they are taking care of them til the wings grow back and they can be on their own. And a chicken.
We hiked through the jungle down to some other beaches for our first real experience with snorkeling. We didnīt really know where we were going, but we made friends with some girls at the hostel and all went exploring the islad together - it was safe, we were fine.
We found ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
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Great facilities and friendly staff
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