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…


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…


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…


Do Your Bird Right with Joan Crabtree

Do your Bird right!!! Close your eyes and imagine the special aromas of Thanksgiving…Cinnamon…Nutmeg…Apple Pie… and….THE BIRD!!! The traditional main course, the Quintessential must have in the center of the table, the gastronomic symbol…


SHINE On Bocas Ladies

It’s 8:15 am and young girls from Isla Carenero and Isla Colon, with big smiles and teeming with excitement, come streaming in from their friends and family’s boats to the large…


The Foundation at Red Frog’s Annual Fundraiser Has Its’ Most Successful Year Yet

español abajo The annual fundraiser hosted by The Foundation at Red Frog turned out to be the best one yet. The event was held on October 18 at


International Rotary Collaboration in Bahia Roja

Our future generation of earth shakers now have another reason to look forward to school in the morning. They have a brand new bathroom built by the …


Luis Russell ◈ The Missing Link In Jazz

español abajo – photos courtesy of Old Bocas Town by Manuel Niss Quintana The greatness of Bocas del Toro frequently surprises both locals and visitors. In this case we are not talking about beautiful scenery or a unique animal or…