In a recent interview I was asked many questions about the world of Bocas del Toro. This was odd for me considering I’m always on the other side of an interview. One of the very first questions- what my favorite thing about Bocas was. Without a thought I responded- the people. With their generosity, talent, and above all, their love for this island and the “island life”, the people of the Bocas community stand together, holding this little slice of paradise together like a tightly woven basket. In a place where resources are scarce we often rely on one another for a helping hand and sometimes a light of guidance. The people of Bocas are its heart and like the heart pumps blood to the rest of the body, the people give all the other aspects of Bocas the means to survive… and to thrive.