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…


Conservation through Education at SFS by Cinda Scott

(español abajo) The School for Field Studies (SFS) is an international study abroad organization focused on field-based learning, research and conservation. What sets SFS apart from other study abroad organizations is its dedication to helping find solutions to…


Superwaterwoman: Julie Lanouette

Julie Lanouette has been breaking records year after year while representing Bocas del Toro…


Education, Not Extractions ◈ Teaching Children How to Keep Their Teeth

by Jenn Parker What do you drink when you don’t have regular access to clean drinking water? You drink sodas and juices which often have anywhere from 9 to 15 teaspoons of sugar…


2nd Annual Regatta Makes a Big Splash

(español abajo) On February 15, 2020, 27 boats participated in the 2nd Annual Bocas del Toro Cruising


Most Amount Ever Raised at Annual Back-To-School Fundraiser!

(español abajo) On February 9, local NGO Give and Surf, raised $13,191 — the highest amount ever — at the 7th Annual Back-to-School Fundraiser held at El Ultimo Refugio’s new location on Ave G and Calle 4….


Swell of the Decade – Pro Surfers Flock to Bocas del Toro 

photos courtesy of Red Frog Bungalows Bocas del Toro is becoming more and more renowned internationally for its exceptional  surf conditions in January and in the first month of this new decade, the stars, the moon, the tides…


The Permaculture Project That is Breaking Ground

Stephen Brooks is the founder and primary director of Punta Mona in Costa Rica.