Pier 19 ◈ A Caribbean Menu With LiveAboard Style

(español abajo) Pier 19 has boasted a new and improved menu with items, “from the sea, the garden and the grill.” Roger Faustino is the new chef at Pier 19 restaurant and is cooking a menu with the Afro-Caribbean influence that he has grown to know and love throughout his upbringing on Bastimentos. He is […]
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Community Development Abounds with New Bocas del Toro Rotary Club

Club Rotario de Bocas del Toro has had a banner year officially becoming a chartered Rotary Club on May 7th with founders Kurt Betzel and Emily Talentino and Boquete Rotary Club by their side as the sponsor. Soon after, the club participated in its first leadership training in Panama City. The direction of this training […]
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Presenting the 2nd Annual Bocas del Toro Regatta ◈ Central America’s First and Only Cruising Regatta

The Bocas Marina & Yacht Club is excited and busy organizing the 2nd Annual Bocas del Toro Cruising Regatta. On February 15, the marina will be filled with boats ready to go and happy boaters to captain them in this year’s cruising regatta.  Last year, Colin MacRae of New Zealand was the impetus for the […]
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International Rotary Collaboration in Bahia Roja

Our future generation of earth shakers now have another reason to look forward to school in the morning. They have a brand new bathroom built by the  Rotary Club of New Richmond in Wisconsin who put in a notable amount of work, time and funds to make the project happen. The residents of Bahia Roja […]
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Annual Fundraiser’s Most Successful Year Yet

español abajo The annual fundraiser hosted by The Foundation at Red Frog turned out to be the best one yet. The event was held on October 18 at La Rosa Beach Club and raised the most amount of money it ever has in past years along with the highest number of attendees. Guests at the […]
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The Truth About Reef-Friendly Sunscreen

by Jenn Parker As more information and choices are becoming more widely available and accessible, being an environmentally conscious consumer is becoming easier. As consumers, we have a monumental amount of power. In fact, we possess so much power, that if we eliminate the demand for something, producers will eventually be forced to stop sourcing […]
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The Revival of Caribbean Flavors

español abajo Joseph Archbold was born and raised in Bocas del Toro. He received classical culinary training in Panama City and was then off to travel the world; expanding his knowledge and experience in the culinary arts. After many fine accomplishments in the industry, he returned to his roots in Bocas. His travels opened the […]
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Annual Music Festival Donates $1,000 to High School Marching Band

español abajo In 2018, Eric Veenstra attended a fundraiser for the award-winning high school marching band from the Colegio Rogelio Josue Ibarra, Dr. Jose “Pasito” Anderson Banda de Musica. They had just been invited to perform in Mexico and were raising funds for their travel. Veenstra was blown away by the performance and vowed to […]
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The Plastic Ban: One Year Later

On September 1st, 2018 the municipal government of Bocas del Toro passed the Acuerdo 022/2018, prohibiting the use of single-use plastic and styrofoam plates, cups, utensils, straws and take-out containers in all restaurants. It’s one year later and we are assessing the current situation.   Many businesses had been on board with the “no plastic” […]
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Bocas del Toro Christmas Boat Parade is Back

On Saturday, December 21st, the fun and spectacular Bocas del Toro Christmas Boat Parade is back after a long hiatus. Very few holiday treats are better than admiring the intricate work done with lights and decorations on each neighbor’s home throughout the holiday season. This year in our small pocket of the tropical Caribbean, the […]
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