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Archive for the ‘Bastimentos' Category

Seeking Superpowers in the Bat Caves of Bastimentos

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Nivida Cave in Bastimentos Nationa Marine Park, Bocas del Toro, Panama

The island of Bastimentos in the Bocas del Toro archipelago seems to me like a mini-ecosystem in itself. The largest island of the Archipelago is covered in dense forests, lined with breathtaking beaches, filled with exotic animals and plants and, I discovered, it hosts an intricate maze of a cave with swarms of nectar bats…

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A Day at Red Frog Beach in Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama

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Many times, students at Habla Ya Spansh Schools have asked me what could be a nice activity to do during the weekend, and besides other options I always recommend a visit to Red Frog Beach on Isla Bastimentos. The reason is simple – the beach is gorgeous, the water is turquoise blue and swimmable (with…

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A Relaxing Afternoon at Red Frog Beach followed by a Massage at the Spa

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Last weekend I was in the mood of doing something different that involved enjoying the wonderful beaches of Bocas del Toro. As of late, I’ve been keeping close to my house during my time off. I’ve been painting, reading my Stephen King novels, chilling with my hubby and my cats (yes they can be entertaining!),…

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Things to Do & Places to Visit with a Baby in Bocas del Toro, Panama

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My daughter Lian is now 18 months. We live here since she was 3 months old. First I thought: what can I do with a baby here in Bocas del Toro, this is the party and beach destination of Panama – surely not a good destination for a baby. But I was wrong =) I…

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2013 Calendar of Trips & Excursions to Panama’s Top Natural Attractions

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Looking for where to learn Spanish in Latin America? As of late, Panama is one of the hottest travel destinations! According to the Forbes Travel Guide your next trip should be to Panama Featured in January 2013’s Edition of Condé Nast Traveler #1 in The New York Times list of 45 Places to Go Included…

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