Swell of the Decade

Pro Surfers Flock to Bocas del Toro  Bocas del Toro is becoming more and more renowned internationally for its exceptional  surf conditions in January and in the first month of this new decade, the stars, the moon, the tides and the winds aligned for an epic swell that caught the world’s attention. The waves were […]
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The Permaculture Project That is Breaking Ground

Stephen Brooks is the founder and primary director of Punta Mona in Costa Rica. He visited Bocas for the first time 20 years ago to work on an irrigation project in a well-known farm near Old Bank. This October 2019, with Aaron Jacobson and Sebastian Torres, the new owners of a Loma Jungle Lodge and […]
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We Took the Skyway

Skyway Airlines is Bocas’ new way to get to Costa Rica within minutes of the Bocas del Toro International Airport on Isla Colon. Skyway is a Costa Rican airline that began in 2017 and Bocas is its first international destination. The Bocas Breeze had some business to take care of in San José, Costa Rica […]
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Guillermo Sánchez Borbón Hospital FAQs with medical director, Dr. José Quintero

(español abajo) We sat down with Dr. José Quintero, the medical director at Isla Colon’s brand new hospital on the main road just before Playa Tortuga. We asked him some questions that many people in the community have been curious about.  What is the personnel situation?  The hospital has 10 doctors (one of them is […]
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Eloping on a Caribbean Pirate Ship: The Tale of the Black Magic Love Spell

Bocas del Toro is a place to make your dreams come true and for this Hollywood couple, that dream was to elope on a pirate ship in the Caribbean. They had the vision not just to escape together alone to a mysterious place to celebrate their union; they wanted to make their wedding a wild […]
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Back to Back Surf Competitions in Playa Paunch on the APS National Circuit

In 2019, the Asociación Panameña de Surf (APS) returned to Bocas del Toro after a three year hiatus. It was then that APS president Roger Castillero truly came to recognize the enthusiasm of the community for surfing. With this, he decided to plan a double event with two consecutive weekends of competitions to kick off […]
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Sin el Mar , No Hay Bocas ◈ Bocas Is Chosen As The New Mission Blue Hope Spot

Mission Blue announced its selection of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago as its newest addition to the ocean-saving Hope Spot family in December of last year. And our new Bocas Hope Spot coalition is saying “Sin el Mar, no hay Bocas!”  Mission Blue is an organization that inspires action to explore and protect the ocean. […]
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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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