El Club Rotario de Bocas del Toro en Acción

May 20th marked the first clean-up for El Club Rotario de Bocas del Toro at Playa Ismito. This is the beginning of regular clean-ups with the club. This one took a different spin on picking up trash and was a race! The teams were created: Blue Hornets, El Rejunte, El Kínder, Las Chinguenguenchas. They all weighed […]
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One Love in Old Bank, Bastimentos Town

Old Bank, Bastimentos is the new home to One Love Yoga classes with Carolina Lescure. Set with the backdrop of the sweet life of the Basti community, it is a special practice giving one a chance to make their own unique connection among the teeming energy of Basti Town. Here you feel rooted in colorful […]
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The Poetic Stylings of Bocas Town Native Johnny Moreno

Johnny Moreno is an Isla Colon native who was struck with poetic inspiration one Bocas del Toro morning. It was just after Feria del Mar, the annual seafair. He was reflecting on the amount of garbage contamination (plastic in particular) that is presented by modern living. He traveled to Bastimentos that morning and during his […]
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Pargo Point Project

San Cristobal fishing village Valle Escondido is in an overfished area and therefore has not provided sustenance to the village for some time. In an effort to recreate a sustainable fish population in the waters near the Valle Escondido community, Coral Restoration Panama, in partnership with Floating Doctors Medical Center, hosted a hands-on educational event […]
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Bocas del Toro Cultural Museum with 12th Century Hou Wang Kun’s Altar

A Legacy for Posterity by Julio Mou Building a cultural museum here in Bocas del Toro is the result of the natives wanting a way to preserve and showcase their heritage and identity. The most important way for a town such as ours to fulfill this goal is to have a well-cared-for location where the […]
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Preserving the Jewel of Bocas

by Rasheedah Ali he Community Organization of Old Bank (COOB) is a community-based Isla Bastimentos association is committed to the preservation of the land, language and rich culture of our vibrant Afro-Caribbean island community, Old Bank, Bastimentos Town. The organization held a successful fundraising event January 2019 for Escuela Bastimentos. The organization was able to […]
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Run Down your Rondon at Yarisnori

Rondón came to Latin America around the 19th century when Afro-Antillean immigrant workers came  from Jamaica and surrounding areas like Trinidad and Tobago to build projects such as the Panama Canal and the Costa Rican railroads. The name is the Patois pronunciation of “run down.” It is the name for all the ingredients you are […]
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Chocolate Covered Rock ‘n’ Roll

Easter Sunday brought a day filled with chocolate-covered fun topped off with a seriously rocking concert at the Lost Boys Blues Bar (LBBB) on Carenero Island. The Darklands Foundation brought its Bocas del Toro Cacao Producer Awareness & Fundraising Campaign to the LBBB and partnered with At Home Bocas to put on the ultimate chocolate […]
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Divers Paradise Paddling Club Represents Bocas in “Chasing the Pearl Islands”

A fun exhibition race and the first of its kind took place on March 30th in the Pearl Islands and of course Angie Whittemore Correa and Julie Lanouette were invited. Angie and Julie make up one half of the 2017 CREBA Open Category championship team, Cayuco Paunch. They recently traveled to Brazil to represent the […]
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For The Love of Water

Mathilde Grand with The Darkland’s Foundation is addressing some of the water supply challenges facing the indigenous communities of the Bocas del Toro Province – potability and sustainable access. The Foundation teamed up with the University of Minnesota’s Chemistry Department as well as one of Bocas’ new additions to the community, engineer, Scott Breeding. In […]
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