Bocas Elderly Home Underwater and Under Pressure: Where Will Our Friends from Casa Asilo Go?

An evening storm’s waves came crashing down onto the grounds of the elderly home, el Hogar de St. Vicente, in Bocas del Toro on January 2, flooding the whole property and building up to the street entrance….


Panama’s First Cruising Regatta is Here

  A man buys a hurricane-damaged boat, revives it and makes his way to Bocas del Toro on the sailing vessel, Parlay. And now everyone, here comes the fun regatta… In September 2017,…


Palmar Beach Lodge Rescues Paddleboarder

Tensions ran high on the afternoon of November 1st at Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, when 19-year-old Lithuanian Palmar Beach Lodge guest rented a stand-up paddle board or SUP at 12:30pm and, by 5:30pm had not yet returned…


Caribbean Candy Man

“Nine! ten! eleven- sometimes twelve hours to prepare this candy! And the youth them- they don’t want to do it because they lazy!” Have you ever heard of Caribbean Candy? There is a man who preserves his ancestor’s…


Changes by Allene Blaker

This year marks the 15th anniversary of the Bocas Breeze. Current editor Nicholas Corea asked me if I would like to an article for the January 2019 issue. I was honored and quick to confirm. With January’s theme being…


Back To The Bocas Basics

In September 2018, the Bocas del Toro municipal government prohibited the use of styrofoam polystyrene containers, plastic utensils and straws in all restaurants  under the Acuerdo 023 del 18 de julio de 2018. Bocas del Toro is…


Featured Dish: La Buguita’s Super Tuna Burger Caribbean Green Style

Caribbean Green is the concept at La Buguita Ocean Lounge. Caribbean is the style of the kitchen’s culinary talent who is taking full advantage of the tropical ingredients and small batch food products of the region. Green is the…


The Isla Carenero 5th grade students won themselves a classroom laptop!

  The 5th and 6th grade teachers ran a five-day science class educating students on Garbage and the Environment.  Days later, the students got to work picking up trash around the island. Isla Carenero…