Bocas Del Toro – We Have Arrived

Whew! It was a bit of a trip to get here. We took the bus, about 4 1/2 hours though mountains and Panamanian countryside. They had to turn off the air conditioning in the bus so it would have enough power to make it up the mountains, and it still was a struggle. We ended up literally in the clouds! Then we made it down the other side, through the hills to Almirante. There we took one of the cabs waiting at the bus stop, and he took us to the water taxi. The water taxi was probably another 1/2 hour and then we were in Bocas!

Just for fun, here’s some video of our water taxi ride. He was more intent on getting us there than making a smooth ride!

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About Kris Cunningham

We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
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11 Responses to Bocas Del Toro – We Have Arrived

  1. indacampo says:

    Thanks for sharing Kris! Bocas is on my bucket list! Hope you’re having a good time. 🙂

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    • Kris says:

      It might be worth a visit. It’s a lot different than anything else I’ve seen in Panama so far, more like Key West, Florida.

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  2. looks like a great trip, never been there myself, so far away from Europe!!

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    • Kris says:

      That’s the wonderful thing about blogs. You can see places you can’t get to yourself. I didn’t know anything about Croatia until I found your blog!

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  3. Sharman says:

    We just returned a couple of weeks ago from a (scouting) vacation in Bocas Del Toro. Loved it! If you’re feeling adventurous, I recommend renting an ATV from Flying Pirates and explore the jungles. A burger from Paki’s Point is also a must! Enjoy! Looking forward to your photos.

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  4. Sharman says:

    We just returned from a week in Bocas Del Toro – it was a bit of a scouting vacation (maybe one day). We loved it! If you are feeling adventurous, I recommend renting an ATV from Flying Pirates in order to truly get off the beaten path. Also a burger from Paki’s Point is also a must. Enjoy your trip. I look forward to your photos.

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  5. Anonymous says:

    Ahhhhh Bocas!!!! Spent some time there several years ago. Stayed at a place right next to the park and listened to the howler monkeys all night. It made us feel like Tarzan and Jane. I met a number of expats there mostly from Canada and England. Also fondly remember a group of “tree climbers” from the Atlanta area. What a kick!! Hope you have a fabulous time. Just loved the Reggai Caribbean feel of the place.

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    • Kris says:

      Monkeys in the park?! We aren’t far from there, will have to go check that out. We’re having a very good time. More posts will be coming!

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    • Anonymous says:

      OOps… So sorry the park if I remember correctly was north of Bocas in Costa Rica Cahuita (sp?) I believe. So sorry. But Bocas was incredible. The birding was fabulous.

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      • Kris says:

        Ahh good! No wonder I couldn’t spot any monkeys. There are places around here that have monkeys, and I want to go to Costa Rica too so I know I’ll be seeing some before long.

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