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!
The view from the main lodge is really beautiful.
Check out the big flower bud on this banana.
Bromiliads in the trees.
The dock down below,
I came across this little iguana on the path.
Off we go in the water taxi.
A fishing boat.
Rocky shore line.
The fishing boats may look funky and rusty, but they are working boats.
There were many small islands like this
Many of them were mostly rocks
The sky was gorgeous
We had a perfect day to go out!
Interesting rock arch on the end of this island
We also saw a number of these little sandy beaches. It would be fun to go for a swim and then explore the island a bit.
At first I didn’t know why he was getting so close to this island, until I saw this interesting opening
It was like a cave going through the island!
As we headed in another direction, we were going the same direction as the waves. Our driver rode one of the waves like we were surfing!
There were so many interesting rock formations, like the islands had been squeezed up from the depths of the earth.
As we returned, some great clouds started to form.
That’s our hotel on the left. You can pick it out by all the little red roofs of the cabanas.
Coming back in to the dock, the water was glassy smooth.
Before we headed home, we had to take one last walk down to the dock and look at the scenery again.
There are lots of crabs and hermit crabs in the sand.
what a nice place to hang out!
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.