Why Monkeys are NOT Pets

We’ve all seen them: cute, cuddly, fuzzy, and practically irresistible baby monkeys. What a show for guests- swinging from the ceiling, feeding themselves with their opposable thumbs, doing back flips,…

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Temple of Jeo Wong Ya

By Lama Naomh Tomás It sits in obscurity between two hotels, almost invisible to those  walking by. The only hints are the red banners with Chinese script around…

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What’s New?

Taller de Sabor New location, same delicious empanadas! New menu items include breakfast scrambles, pot pies, and new empanada recipes. Try some of Nor Ma’s lemonade while you’re there!

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Editor’s Note – July 2014

Having recently been unfortunate enough to contract a terrible stomach virus I thought I would praise the ever-curing guanabana. Whether you call it soursop, graviola, or its proper Spanish name,…

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Lido Isle: Bocas’ Only Original Dress Shop

Lido Isle Boutique was opened by a brother and sister team from California. Douglas Johnson was living and working in Costa Rica, and his sister Teri would often visit. Teri,…

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Casa Tranquila: What’s New?

Casa Tranquila is a quaint 4 bedroom bed & breakfast guesthouse situated on the isle of Isla Colon in the province of Bocas del Toro. Centrally…

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The Casbah

By Casie Dean There are over 50 restaurants on the island of Colon in Bocas del Toro, so how do you choose where to dine? It’s simple. Ask anyone about The…

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Rainy Day in Paradise? No Problem

When one thinks of a tropical paradise sand and sun are usually in the forefront of those thoughts. But it wouldn’t be the tropics without rain. Rainy season is here as I’m sure you’ve noticed. Now, what to do…. What’s an…

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