Travel Blog for Fredrik and Gunnhild

Bocas del Toro 2

Bocas is a synonym for relaxing. We started our second day, after another big breakfast by Jack, on our balcony watching the locals doing their local stuff 😉 After a few hours doing nothing, we took a taxi with Tina that we met at breakfast, to Boca del Drago (starfish beach) for lunch, swimming and seeing the starfish. When we got there we found a “restaurant” that got fresh fish in when we arrived and ordered lunch there, then it was time for more relaxing and looking for the starfish. We had ordered a return taxi trip so we were picked up at 4 pm going back to our guesthouse for a shower before we went to our pre-booked restaurant (Guari-Guari), that we were told that was probably the best restaurant in Panama. We were not disappointed, this restaurant had a 6 course set menu that was fantastic!

Our last day in Bocas del Toro was a very wet day, so we spent a big part of it on our balcony watching birds, reading and looking at our happy neighbors filling up cans and bottles with water. A wet Tina stopped by, and dried up on our balcony for a while. A group from our guesthouse went on a boat trip in the morning when the sun was up, and they arrived back very wet wearing garbage bags. They were still very happy though!

In the late afternoon we went into town, walked around a bit and had a late lunch at Raw Sushi bar. We took a water taxi to “Bibi’s on the beach” at Isla Carenero where we met Tina again. Very cozy restaurant on the water “in the middle of nowhere”. We had a great whisky sour and a very strong Mojito, dinner and beer, good conversations and nice views. When we got back to town there were people everywhere, and it turned out to be a Christmas Parade, with loads of colorful floats with blinking lights, Santa Claus throwing candy to the children, TV cameras and fireworks. Fun, but we didn’t stay too long since we had an early flight to Costa Rica the next morning.