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Boca Chica and Boca Brava

Boca Chica and Boca Brava

It took us around 7 hours to travel by bus from Bocas Del Toro to Boca Chica and Boca Brava. This would be our last taste of the Pacific ocean before returning to Panama City and the end of our 4-week vacation. After the upbeat tempo of Bocas Del Toro, we were looking forward to

Boca Chica and Boca Brava

Bocas to Boca Chica by Bus

Following our 8-day stay in Bocas Del Toro, we prepared for the next stage of our journey – travelling from Bocas to Boca Chica by bus. This trip requires a little more organisation since the Hello Travel bus shuttle company which operates from Bocas Del Toro does not provide a service to Boca Chica. Bocas to Boca

Karimunjawa Island Beaches & Snorkeling Locations

Karimunjawa Island Beaches & Snorkeling

For many travellers, the big attraction of the small tropical islands of Indonesia are the beaches. After travelling through the urban cities of central Java to reach our destination, we were looking forward to spending 10 days relaxing on the white sands of the Karimunjawa island beaches. Karimunjawa Island Beaches For such a large island,

Buy Your Own Panamanian Island

Buy Your Own Panamanian Island

Our 4-week trip to Panama wasn’t just about taking a holiday. We’ve read many of the reports about Panama being a great place to live: It’s also one of the top destinations in the world in which to retire. We were therefore interested to find out more about property opportunities and costs throughout the country.

Breve Azurine Karimunjawa

Breve Azurine Karimunjawa

The Breve Azurine Karimunjawa was our last accommodation choice on the island. Due to the cost (IDR 1,410,000 per day) we planned to stay here only for 2 nights. Following on from an enjoyable stay at Cocohuts just 15-minutes walk away, our expectations were high. Why we chose the Breve Azurine Karimunjawa Located about a ½

Islay Bastimentos Bocas Del Toro

Ushuaia Guesthouse Bastimentos – Panama

Our first impressions of Isla Bastimentos were not promising. We were just hoping that the guesthouse we had booked 3 months earlier – the Ushuaia Guesthouse Bastimentos – would ease our misgivings and provide us with a clean and relaxing place to chill out. The Ushuaia Guesthouse Bastimentos Where do I start? The Ushuaia Guesthouse is

Karimunjawa Snorkeling Excursions

Karimunjawa Snorkeling Excursions

No trip to these islands would be complete without trying one of the organized Karimunjawa snorkeling excursions. We made our arrangements through Jon from SeaSky, and booked his full-day snorkeling trip to the western islands for IDR 200,000  per person (€14). This price included the use of snorkeling gear and a packed lunch. Karimunjawa Snorkeling Excursions The

Islay Bastimentos Bocas Del Toro

Isla Bastimentos Bocas Del Toro – Panama

Following our 5-day tour of Isla Colón, we were ready to venture further afield to one of the other large islands of the archipelago – Isla Bastimentos Bocas Del Toro. We were looking forward to pristine beaches and fascinating jungle trails, similar to what we had discovered on Isla Colón. Isla Bastimentos Bocas Del Toro If you’ve

Cocohuts Karimunjawa

Cocohuts Karimunjawa

Following our hit-and-miss fortune with guesthouses in Karimunjawa, at well over 3 times the price of a regular homestay, we expected Cocohuts Karimunjawa to be quite an upgrade on the 2 places we had stayed so far in Karimun town. Fabulous Views from Cocohuts Karimunjawa Perched high up on the hillside overlooking the port and town,

Isla Colon Bocas Del Toro

Isla Colon Bocas Del Toro – Panama

After spending a couple of days in Bocas town, we decided to spend a few more days in a more secluded spot where we could enjoy beaches and jungle. The Tesoro Escondido guesthouse seemed to be the answer, located by the sea just 5 kms north of the town, but still on Isla Colon Bocas Del Toro.

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