Bocas del Toro, Panama

Posted about 1 month ago in Almirante, Panama

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Posted about 1 month ago in Almirante, Panama

A few months ago when we were in San Miguel de Allende we met Dave and Suzanne, who own an eco-resort in Bocas del Toro, a series of islands on the Caribbean coast of Panama. So we decided that we had to make a side-trip there while we were in the area.

We were definitely not disappointed! We spent the first week or so in the main Bocas town, which is a backpacker-friendly town which reminded us a lot of our time in Thailand. Then we headed up to the northern, quieter part of the island for a few days by beautiful Playa Estrella, or Starfish Beach, where there were indeed many starfish.

Finally we headed to Dave and Suzanne's amazing resort Casa Cayuco, which was definitely a highlight of our trip so far. We spent a week lazing by the beach, taking walks through the jungle, and looking for animals - we spotted sloths (or "lazy bears" in Spanish), caimans, sharks, stingrays, lobsters, octopuses, and many more creatures.

Nelly and Clementine loved playing with their friend Mina again, and we even got a chance to spend some time together snorkelling while the kids played. All in all, it was a great way to end our time in Central America.

Playa Bluff
Playa Bluff
The morning view from our apartment in Bocas town
The morning view from our apartment in Bocas town
hammock swinging
hammock swinging
For sale - tempting...
For sale - tempting...
Playa Bluff
Playa Bluff
Playa Bluff
Playa Bluff
Swimming at Isla Caranero
Swimming at Isla Caranero
Carribbean influences
Carribbean influences
Starfish Beach did not disappoint
Starfish Beach did not disappoint
Starfish Beach
Starfish Beach
Pablo and Silvina from Argentina, travelling the world by Sprinter van with their 2 boys
Pablo and Silvina from Argentina, travelling the world by Sprinter van with their 2 boys
Piggyback at Casa Cayuco
Piggyback at Casa Cayuco
Mornings at Casa Cayuco
Mornings at Casa Cayuco
A sloth, aka oso perozoso, aka lazy bear
A sloth, aka oso perozoso, aka lazy bear
Cayman in the garden at Casa Cayuco
Cayman in the garden at Casa Cayuco
The view from Casa Cayuco
The view from Casa Cayuco
The girls loved playing with Mina again
The girls loved playing with Mina again
slippery little sucker
slippery little sucker
Isla Zapatilla
Isla Zapatilla
Isla Zapatilla
Isla Zapatilla
sunset at Casa Cayuco
sunset at Casa Cayuco
LUNCH IS READY!
LUNCH IS READY!
A wet farewell to Dave, Suzanne and Mina. See you soon!
A wet farewell to Dave, Suzanne and Mina. See you soon!