BOCAS DEL TORO

17 01 2011

Bocas Del Toro is an amazing part of Panama. Up in the North West corner of the Carribean sea the area is made up of a cluster of nine small islands. Isla Colon (Main Island) is rife with backpackers mostly in transit for a week at a time, or surfers taking advantage of the swell in the Carribean that lasts from December through March.

Water taxis set you back about a $2 per trip to one of the main breaks and neighbouring islands. Locals will also take you to further away secluded islands for anything up to $20 each for the day, pack an esky and your only worry is boredom!

We have been surfing most days with two decent reefs either a short boat or taxi away and another couple of beach breaks also on offer. The crowds are manageable and the first decent swell we got three days ago was in the 4-6ft range and great fun. Carls is loving her new board acquired in Hawaii.

Zapatilla Island - 20mins Boat from Bocas

Carribean Waters

Driftwood on Zappatia

Tree growing from Jungle into water

Small island beach sports.

More island sports..... Love being bored.

Jungle Fever

The Crazy Bull.... plenty of options in Bocas.

Bar Mondo Taitu - Panama, or Turkey?

Night Boats to secluded island house Party

On Ryan’s last night with us in Bocas we were told of a party being thrown by locals on a nearby island. A twenty minute boat ride through darkness with our way being lit by mobile phone light, brought us to a house party that was worthy of an MTV film clip.

About 300 travelers, a pool, cash bar, DJ’s, sound and lighting setups and boats coming and going long into the night from the private wharf was a fairly impressive effort.

Mental House Party at island off Bocas

Strobes

The House.

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21 01 2011
The Buck

Hey Bigdog – u looking after my missus?? Website still looking great mate keep up the good work. That guy hitting the beer cans looks like a hottie – he must have been fun to travel with…
Felix Samuel Allen was born at 12.45pm on Thursday by caesar. Scotty and Gen wanted you guys to know that they are doin well and hope you are having a great time.

21 01 2011
Matt & Carls

Hey Mate – That guy with the beer cans was an interesting travel head! The Missus is doing fine on her own. Thats great news about the new addition to the Allen clan, we will await the photos! You would have enjoyed Peurto Viejo, catch up with the pup about Alex’s adventures the night we got back to Bocas you will have a good laugh!

20 01 2011
ray

btw- ruby and i did the hike to kalaulau… and slept on the beach at hanalei the whole time in kaui …thanks for the tip and the gear!

21 01 2011
Matt & Carls

Ha ha you guys rock im sure it was mental, post over some of the pics so we can check it out, did you have a spiritual moment when you got to Kalalau?!!!! Tell Ruby that I got La Punta Cabbenneros firing last week, and its a bit easier to get waves in Bocas than at Rocky Point!

See you guys in the States. Keep in touch.

20 01 2011
ray

YOURE A LEGEND MATE— MISS YA!!

THINK THE EDDIE MIGHT GO TOMORROW>>> WISH I COULD BE THERE TO WATCH!!!

SEE YOU SOON!!! BEST TO CARLY!!

RF

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