Bocas del Toro Video with Pucha and Baby – Hotel el Limbo on the Sea

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Pucha Garcia - Hotel Limbo on the Sea - Bocas del Toro Panama - Caribbean Paradise from The Panama Portal.com on Vimeo.   Like always Hotel el Limbo on the Sea received us with open arms on our annual surf trip to Panama's premier caribbean paradise Bocas del Toro. I could sing praises endlessly about how uniquely … [Read more...]

Navigating Government Offices in Panama

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Are you ready to live or work in Panama? If you are, be prepared to maneuver through bureaucracy, especially government bureaucracy. Sounds boring I know, but like must everything else in Panama for the foreign resident it can be quite an adventure. Here are a few rules to live by when making your way through the bureaucratic machine … [Read more...]

Pucha Garcia Interview Video

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At the beginning of the year I posted many articles about Bocas del Toro, Panama. We traveled to the Caribbean paradise on a surf trip,  excuse me - "working vacation."  While over there for nearly two weeks Pucha worked on a video project highlighting two things she does very well, modeling and surfing. Creative video maker from … [Read more...]

Pucha Garcia en Bocas

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During our recent "working vacation" in Bocas del Toro, the "working" part was Pucha being filmed for a couple short videos created by Erik Derman. It was not absolutely necessary for me to go, but it is Bocas del Toro during the swell season - so I had to go. It was a great trip! We got surf, explored the island and met a lot of great … [Read more...]

Hotel la Preferida Almirante Panama

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When I first started traveling to Bocas del Toro everyone warned me not to stay in Almirante and no one knew of a hotel. Everyone that I knew would just drive through the night and arrive early in the am to catch the ferry if they were bringing their car over. Pucha and I decided to take a chance and see if we could find a hotel. … [Read more...]

Transport Ferry From Bocas del Toro to Almirante

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The ferry back to Almirante from Bocas del Toro leaves at 4:00pm everyday except Mondays. It’s ideal to get your car there in line no later than 2pm. We got the car there at one o’clock and were the first one’s in line. The cost per transit on the ferry is $45.00 for a pick-up truck. The prices vary depending on the size of your … [Read more...]

Dumpers Surf Bocas del Toro

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Named after the old garbage dump that use to be across the street from the surf break, Dumpers is one of Bocas del Toro's best left tubes. The wave comes in and ledges off a shallow reef, throwing a perfect barrel.  The wave continues along the reef long enough to get one or two turns in before one needs to eject due to the exposed … [Read more...]

Playa Bluff Surf Session Bocas del Toro

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Playa Bluff was our last surf session of our Bocas del Toro working vacation. The large caribbean swell had dropped and left Paunch and Carenero flat. When the rest of the island has small waves, Bluff is the best call. At Playa Bluff waves come out of deep water and break right on the edge of the shallow sandy beach, focusing all the … [Read more...]

Flying Pirates Rentals and Tours Bocas del Toro

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After days of spending most of our time either immersed surfing in the beautiful caribbean water or cruising over it in a panga, we decided it would be fun to do some terrestrial activity in Bocas del Toro. So we rented four wheelers! All week we witnessed Bocas del Toro tourists zipping by us on ATV’s. It looked like a lot of fun, so … [Read more...]

Bocas del Drago Panama

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At the far side of Isla Colon directly opposite of Bocas Town and at the end of the road lies Bocas del Drago. Bocas del Drago is the quickest way to arrive to popular Playa Estrella. We spent a morning at Bocas del Drago, taking advantage of the good light, for a video shoot of Pucha Garcia with popular surf video clip producer Erik … [Read more...]