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…

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Bocas del Toro Surf Represented Internationally

(español abajo) As Bocas del Toro continues to become further recognized as a world-class surfing destination, more and more homegrown surfing…

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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…

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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

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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…

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The Plastic Ban: One Year Later

español abajo 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…

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Bocas del Toro Christmas Boat Parade is Back

(español abajo) 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…

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Get To Know Our Mayor ◈ Honorable Alcalde Emiliano Torres

español abajo Emiliano Torres won 2nd place in the Feria del Mar fishing tournament while in his third month as mayor and he still plays softball in the local league. Torres refuses…

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