Finally the beach

Bocas del Toro Travel Blog

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wizard beach

We woke up and found a new hostel.  It has wood floors and walls and reminds me of a sauna (smell and temperature) but is clean and cheap ($14).  The town of Bocas does not have nice beaches so you can catch a boat from one of the locals who taxi people to the nearby beaches.  We got started a little late (changing hotels) so the locals wanted to charge us $25 for a round trip taxi to the beach because it was only the two of us.  Instead we caught a boat to a village on the island and walked to the beach. The walk took us through a village with no streets and many loose chickens and pigs.  Most of the houses are built over water on stilts. After we got part way we lost the trail so we asked a local for directions, he sent his daughter to help us which she easily did in a couple minutes.

on the trail to the beach
I gave her $1 and she held her hand back out looking for more (we could tell she has help many others before, she may have even removed the signage to the beach).  After we walked for half an hour we arrived at the beach.  The beach was about a mile long and had about 15 people on it. 

wes

Wes is tired of typing so he´s bringing in backup. The water was gorgous- turqoise, warm. Really fine, beautiful sand. It´s a bit of a surf beach so some of the waves were pretty good. We spent a while here swimming, relaxing and eating pringles. (working on that beach body) Then we started to head toward some of the other beaches the island is known for. We walked for about a half hour to the next beach. Wes managed to crack open a coconut but a local told him it was rotten. At the beach is a little bar called Flip Flops. It was a really cute little place with big wooden swings up at the bar. We had some Panama beers and swam some more.  Tomorrow we are planning on a snorkelling tour to some of the further islands.

Amy

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wizard beach
wizard beach
on the trail to the beach
on the trail to the beach
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we hate spanish keyboards
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scrunchface
flip flops
flip flops