Boca Chica

We spent Saturday night at the Seagullcove Lodge in Boca Chica. We had been there before and really liked it, so when an Oferta Simple deal was available I bought it.

I have written about this place before (click HERE) Our last visit was many months ago but not only were Marcello and Luis still there, they were very happy to see us again! As before, the setting is really beautiful, the accommodations are excellent, and the food is really good.

Panamanians often don’t travel much. My friend and neighbor Haydeé has lived in Boquete and David almost all of her life, but had never seen Boca Chica. I figured we needed to change that and bring her too. Her husband was supposed to come but suddenly was swamped with work, so I convinced her to come without him. It was as much fun sharing her experience as it was enjoying our own there.

The most fun part of this visit was when we hired a water taxi to take us out for a tour. The islands out beyond are very rocky and wild, and so beautiful!

We were told that there are whales right out there in that water you can see from the hotel! I have already bought more Oferta Simples, and we plan to go back in August. Hopefully Haydeé’s husband can come also, and we will go out in a boat and see if we can see some whales.

It’s really nice to have such a lovely spot so close to us. Even when you are retired there are chores and daily things you do, so it’s nice to get away where there is nothing to do but enjoy yourself.

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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14 Responses to Boca Chica

  1. Karen Ama Panama says:

    Beautiful! I would love to spend a day on one of those fishing boats. Especially if the captain was older. I bet he would have some I teresting stories to tell. Was it everything your neighbor thought it would be?


    • That would certainly be interesting! I wonder if it would be possible.
      Yes, my neighbor was delighted with the place. She thought it was very beautiful, and she loved the hotel. There are only 6 cabanas so it is a very small, intimate feel. The boat ride was her idea, and it was great for all of us.


      • Karen Ama Panama says:

        When I was in Japan in 1993, we were on the ocean and there was a fishing village close by. They had boats like this also and a processing plant and a fish hatchery for restocking. I’m not sure where the fish ended up but they took us on a tour and it was really fascinating. The fishing boats reminded me of that.


        • We buy fish in Pedrigal just south of David and I know those guys will take people out. I imagine something could be arranged with the Boca Chica people too. Like anywhere, if people have a chance to talk about what they do and also put a few $ in their pocket, things can be arranged.


  2. Anonymous says:

    What a beautiful place, Kris! Thank you for sharing this experience. I really cannot wait to be in this beautiful country. I was hoping to use the oferta simple, but it expires before we will be close enough to Boca chica to stay. I keep watching the offers to see when one comes up that will work for when we get there.


  3. Loca Gringa says:

    Super! … envious 🙂


  4. sunnymikkel says:

    I second the idea of a Blogger Event! Connie and I would go back in a heartbeat! I bet that we could arrange for a special rate if we reserved all 6 Cabanas. ;>}


    • Hmmm… we could do that! I definitely want to go in August, and it would have to be Fri-Sat night because of my friend’s work schedule. If not then we could talk about another time, maybe during the week when they might not be so busy.


  5. Anonymous says:

    No envy aqui Kris because I’m prepping to move. It may take cuatro anos but it will happen. First visit (after 30 yrs.) is going to be next marzo/abril. ? Tell me what is “oferta simple”? David.


    • Click on the oferta simple link in the first paragraph and it will take you to the site. It’s like Groupon in the US with discounts on all sorts of things, mainly restaurants and hotels. (Groupon is also in Panama.) If you come in Marzo/abril you will catch the height of the hot dry season. Do you know what area(s) you plan to visit?


  6. Anonymous says:

    1st visit will be just a canal thing without visiting the locks. Just want to get my feet wet. Panama City, the old Ft. Clayton, train across the isthmus, Isla Grande? Your area is most likely the ultimate goal for settlement. That will be trip(s) 2,3 meet with a lawyer etc…thank you Kris, David.


    • Ahh ok, but keep in mind that Panama City is very different from the rest of Panama. Over here its much calmer, less traffic, much less expensive, etc. But it sounds like you will see some of the areas outside the city too, so you’ll get to see some of the natural beauty of Panama.


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