First Confirmed Cases of the New Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bocas del Toro

April 2, 2020 Each day the Panamanian national government directs a televised press briefing on the New Coronavirus situation. Residents of Bocas del Toro watch closely to listen to the updates on case numbers, learn about new preventative measures and to see if the virus has reached our region. Each day it has felt encouraging […]
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Bocas del Toro Community Unites in the Name of Food Security

COVID-19 crisis shuts down tourism as of mid-March As the virus began to spread in early March and the first case was detected in Panama on March 9th, it became clear to travelers and business proprietors alike that international travel was about to be put on pause for a bit. Since closing its borders and […]
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15 of the Island’s Most Eligible Bachelorettes Are Sick of Bocas del Toro Dating Scene and Tell All…You Won’t Believe What They Say!

Sorry, but we have no island dating drama to share, but if we did catch your attention, we would like to take this April Fool’s click-bait joke as an opportunity to tell you about some wonderful local residents who have come together with the common goal of providing the people of Bocas del Toro some […]
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Coronavirus and How it Relates to Bocas del Toro, Panama

#QUEDATEENCASA Panama’s Borders Restricted to Contain the Spread of COVID-19 As of 3pm today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, there are 55 known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Panama – mostly in the Panama metropolitan area – with 1 case in Colón and 1case in Santiago, Veraguas. Panama’s Ministry of Health reported its […]
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Panama’s Borders Restricted to Contain the Spread of COVID-19

Coronavirus & How it Relates to Bocas del Toro, Panama As of 3pm today, Monday, March 16th, 2020, there are 55 known cases of Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Republic of Panama – mostly in the Panama metropolitan area – with 1 case in Colón and 1case in Santiago, Veraguas. Panama’s Ministry of Health reported its […]
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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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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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