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  • Writer's pictureCari Mackey

#4 Spot in Panana - Caribbean Vibes

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

The Caribbean - calm crystal clear waters, great diving, snorkeling, and island hopping. Nothing sounds better than an escape to a place like this in the midst of a cold winter up north or just an escape from the sameness during a global pandemic eh?

The Caribbean is on the short list for global travelers of the world to take a break from the cold, celebrate a milestone, or experience a great adventure. I can even think of a few who made a drastic life change and sold everything to live on a sailboat in an effort to escape the hustle and bustle of a busy life. You probably do too.

Jimmy Buffett on the playlist, flip flops, a guitar, and a blender. What more does one really neeWhile the Caribbean Sea consists of thousands of islands in 13 different countries, Panama is an exceptionally beautiful area worthy of moving to the top of that list and why Bocas Del Toro is #4 on our list of places to experience in Panama.

Located in the northwestern part of Panama, this archipelago of islands in the crystalline waters creates a magical place to explore both on land and underwater.

We were initially attracted to the area because you can literally buy a little "islet" there and have it all to yourself! We thought this would be a pretty sweet spot to build an Eco Resort where being self-sustainable is the only option.

The best way to get there is by plane from the Albrook Airport in Panama City. It's a simple 1 hour flight in a tiny plane over the canal and then you can't help but think of piña coladas and scuba diving as you skim over the surrounding islands and shallow reefs on your way to landing on Isla Colon.

Isla Colon is the hub of Bocas with a lively night life and a good selection of restaurants and places to stay. It's fun to rent a bicycle and cruise around the area before you take off to explore the surrounding islands, national parks, and surf.

Hiring a water taxi for the day is a great way to explore where you will be sure to fall in love with the beaches and also the Bastimentos National Park. Hiking through the park is a great way to see monkeys, sloths (sighhh - cute), frogs, iguanas, and lush rain forest. But if spectacular coral reefs are your jam, snorkeling in this area is fantas All that while immersing yourself in a cultural Caribbean melting pot of ethnicities makes Bocas Del Toro worth a visit while exploring this beautiful country of Panama.

Your Friends in Morrillo, Cari and Ryan Mackey Owners and Hosts Morrillo Beach Eco Resort

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