Panama

When I went to visit my friend Ali in Costa Rica in October, we took a side trip to Panama, a country I hadn’t been to before.  We walked across a rickety bridge and caught a taxi to another part of the coast to get a water taxi to Bocas del Toro.  Bocas del Toro are islands northeast of Panama where Christopher Columbus visited in 1502.  We stayed on the main island called Isla Colón and we were able to take some tours and water taxis around to other nearby islands.  It was a great, relaxing adventure.  Here are a few highlights from our fun time!

The first night on the island- we took advantage of the hammocks at our hotel and took in the sunset.

The first night on the island- we took advantage of the hammocks at our hotel and took in the sunset.

The view from our hotel's pier.

The view from our hotel’s pier.

There were kids playing under the hut next door.

There were kids playing under the hut next door.

I couldn't get enough of this view!

I couldn’t get enough of this view!

We went to the other side of the island and walked to Starfish Beach.  It was a gorgeous day!

We went to the other side of the island and walked to Starfish Beach. It was a gorgeous day!

Starfish Beach (Playa de las estrellas) delivered!

Starfish Beach (Playa de las estrellas) delivered!

Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

Not a bad way to spend the afternoon!

On the walk back.

On the walk back.

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The busito ride back to the main town.

The busito ride back to the main town.

On an uninhabited island enjoying Playa Zapatilla.  It felt like Castaway!

On an uninhabited island enjoying Playa Zapatilla. It felt like Castaway!

Sad that visiting this island ended up being on a rainy day.  It was still a great spot to visit!

Sad that visiting this island ended up being on a rainy day. It was still a great spot to visit!

This was how I spent the last afternoon there.

This was how I spent the last afternoon there.

Taking a water taxi to the neighboring island for dinner.

Taking a water taxi to the neighboring island for dinner.

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Pulling up to the pier- the restaurant is on the right.

Pulling up to the pier- the restaurant is on the right.

Celebrating Ali's birthday with a fun dinner out.  I loved that we took a boat to get there!  :)

Celebrating Ali’s birthday with a fun dinner out. I loved that we took a boat to get there! 🙂

The water taxi ride back to the mainland.

The water taxi ride back to the mainland.

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