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...]

Refugio la Brisa del Diablo Unique Hip Gourmet Bed and Breakfast

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Finally! There is a great place to stay along the mountain road between David and Almirante, launching point to caribbean paradise Bocas del Toro. Refugio la Brisa del Diablo is a Bed and Breakfast with a unique location and style. Perched on a hillside with a incredible view of Panama's highest peak Volcan, 50 minutes from David and … [Read more...]

Rio Sereno Panama to San Vito Costa Rica

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For those border crossing travelers entering or exiting either Panama or Costa Rica by land who are looking for a low-key border junction, look no further than Rio Sereno, Panama. Rio Sereno is only a few miles from the beautiful Costa Rican town of San Vito. Rio Sereno is about a 45 minute drive from the mountain town of Volcan in the … [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...]

Coffee Store La Cabaña Panama

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Just before arriving to the police check point near the Fortuna Damn crossing the continental divide from the province of Chiriqui into Bocas del Toro, on the right, at the edge of the Reserva Forestal de Fortuna one will find La Cabaña Coffee Store. La Cabaña is a cute little red building with a waterfall and pool running along side … [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...]

Mr. Douglas Golden Grill Fast Food Bocas del Toro

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Not to be confused with McDonalds, it’s called Mr. Douglas. Not the Golden Arches, this is the Golden Grill. Mr. Douglas is the Bocas del Toro version of fast food. I try to stay away from fast food as much as possible, but when traveling with hungry teenagers in Bocas that are tired of eating delicious foreign inspired cuisine, one has … [Read more...]

Playa la Barqueta Surf Chiriqui Panama

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Playa la Barqueta is one of the only convenient surf spots in the province of Chiriqui, Panama. Though there are many other places to surf in this area of Panama, they are difficult to find and travel to. Many Chiriqui surfing locals require a boat and almost all require very large swell before they start to break. Playa la Barqueta is … [Read more...]

Paunch Surf Bocas del Toro Panama

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Playa Paunch or Punch, depending on your native accent or what map you read is one of the more popular surf breaks in Bocas del Toro. Paunch is a reef break that has a few different peaks that break right and left. The left is popular for it’s large barrels when the swell is big. The wave can get very powerful, hence the name - … [Read more...]