We have been to the Seagullcove Lodge in Boca Chica before, so when an Oferta Simple came up we bought a couple more nights there. It’s a great little hotel with only six cabanas so it feels very personal, and the excellent staff does everything possible to take good care of their guests.
The setting is also wonderful. The grounds have beautifully tended flowers and trees, and the view of the water and islands is lovely. It feels so tranquil and relaxing.
It’s a great setting for photography.
Wherever you go there are beautiful views.
One of many flowers on the grounds.
Bromiliads grow in the trees.
There are waves in the distance but the area here is protected by the islands so the water is calm.
One of the many sailboats in the area.
The sand where the water washed away the top layer is an interesting mix of tan and black.
On Saturday nights you can relax and eat at the tiki bar.
Of course, there has to be an interesting bug in the mix. This is one of the largest praying mantis I’ve seen.
Sunset was brief but lovely on Saturday night.
As night fell, the lights from the tiki bar started to glow.
The next morning we awoke to another tranquil and lovely scene.
If you want a very relaxing and beautiful getaway, I would highly recommend this place. We thought of going whale watching but we learned the whales were a fair distance away, and others said the whales were staying mostly below the water and were hard to see. So, we opted for an excursion to a nearby island instead which was very fun. More about that in the next post…
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We live in David, Chiriqui Provence, Republic of Panama! This blog is about some of our experiences in our new country.
Looks like FUN
It is. It’s one of my favorite places.
Kris, this is beautiful. I think we stopped in Boca Chica to catch a boat to a small island where we stayed in a hostel/hotel. I can’t remember the name of the place, but it was one of our favorite places in Panama. Boca Bravo? Not sure, but the boat ride was about 20 minutes and we had to hike up a steep hill to the hostel. I want to go back!
Maybe it was Boca Brava. We visited there and my next post is about that. Maybe you’l see something familiar.
I keep seeing all the great things that your doing. I also keep referring back to your budgets on the site and completely blown away by all that you get to do. I hope you keep this going. I’m really loving this one. Tiki bars, amazing ship, beautiful sky lines etc… Why would someone not live there! LOL Thanks so much for always sharing.
I know! Knowing what I know now, I am so glad we couldn’t afford to retire in the US or we would have missed all this. Prices seem to be rising everywhere and Panama is no exception. We’ll have to do another cost of living month when we’re not traveling. Still though, it’s so much more affordable than a similar life in the US. Also, most of what we do here is close by. Boca Chica is maybe 1 1/2 hr drive from David so you could easily go just for the day if you didn’t want to spring for a hotel.