is plenty to do in Bocas Del Toro, but the most important
piece of equipment is the hammock - don't forget to use
one at least once a day! We have a TV for DVD's, and ipod hook-up sound system.
We do not have a cable connection for the TV, which I consider
a blessing, so the TV is used mostly for playing DVDs.
can be rented at the Bravo Center in downtown Bocas and
you can bring your own as well. If you are a reader, the
balmy days and nights are heavenly. I've fallen asleep many
days and many nights in the hammock on the deck with a book
on my lap (and sometimes a Margarita near my hand)... it
really doesn't get more relaxing than this. We have books
on the tropics, rainforest, Bocas guidebooks, novels, etc., but we can always use more, so bring some
good paperbacks and feel free to
leave them for others when you're finished, if the mood
of the things you can do in the Bocas Del Toro area:
Riding in a flying boat
and ATV riding
protection and study
Volcan, West Coast
City, Costa Rica,
and spa treatments
of these activities and more are easily arranged in Bocas
by the Sea" in downtown Bocas has great Spanish
instructors and very flexible plans to learn Spanish.
I highly recommend them.
and Keith run "Land,
Sea & Air Adventures", currently out of Playa
Mango Beach Club. They'll take you diving, snorkeling,
water skiing or wake boarding or even up in their flying
boat. They also have clear bottom kayaks. Very nice people
-- you will like them.
Water Sports and Starfleet
are both excellent dive centers
that can PADI certify you in about
three days and both are found
on the Bocas waterfront.
tours and snorkeling adventures are available from many
waterfront shops and there are signs out in front of many
of these establishments. Tours are quite reasonable. You
probably will also be approached by individuals who will
ask you if you want a boat tour, to go snorkeling or a ride
somewhere. These people are individual entrepreneurs with
their own pangas or launches and they know the waters very
well. They are pleasant and unobtrusive. You can usually
negotiate a price for what you want to do and where you
want to go. They can be less expensive if you have a large
group or if you don't want to go on a long tour or simply
want a private tour. They all know the good snorkeling spots
too. Most speak English well.
fishing in Bocas is sometimes good and sometimes only fair.
For world-class fishing you really need to go to the Pacific
side. That being said, I have seen some great fish come
out of Bocas waters. There are a couple of professional
fishermen that can take you out into open water. Another
less expensive, and possibly less predictable option, is
to go out with a local fishermen using hand lines like they
do. Both these options are available on the waterfront.
You'll just have to do a little exploration. Our weekly
Gringo newspaper, The
Bocas Breeze, often has advertisements for many of these
services and activities.
more information see: Exploration
Fishing Guide: Bocas
SPA & NAILS SALON
The spa nail salon is unique. There are many spa salon to choose from but none come close to the level of Codizia catering and pampering spa nail salon provides for its clients, when a client enters our store front, they are warmly greeted by our consistent, well trained, and friendly technicians. allow us to provide a relaxing and personal respite from the stress and pressures of deltona life.
1) great place for manicure when you want to look your best.
2) warm and nurturing atmosphere makes all our clients feel special and important.
3)complementary beverage (water or wine)
4) specialize in all kind of acrylic...
5) all style fake nails design
6) complementary massage with acrylic
I am not the best one to ask. We prefer
the quiet life on Carenero to the
late-night noise of Bocas. But if
that is your thing, there are a number
of nightspots, mostly bars with loud
music and lots of mingling. The Barco
Bull is a large open air beer hall
on the other side of Carenero -- a
short walk. The most well known and
popular bar in Bocas is Barco Hundido,
fondly known as the "Wreak Deck"
for the boat sunk just off it's dock.
It is 3 minutes by water taxi from
Casa Coco Loco. There are certainly
other interesting spots such as Mondo
Taitu (must have a "Naturalito"
here), and the Liki Tiki which is
a bit out of town. The Bradt travel
guide, the Lonely Planet, or the Moon
Handbook Panama again are good sources,
or simply ask around on the streets