Breeze Card

Breeze Card 2024 - website featured image

Breeze Card is the membership club of The Bocas Breeze Newspaper. It is the #1 way to support the crucial work of Bocas del Toro’s dedicated community newspaper!

Current Breeze Card Benefits

Amaranto – 25% off food on Wednesdays, open 7:30am to 6pm

Barco Hundido – 2 x 1 cocktails 5-9pm everyday and $10 buckets of beer

Bibi’s on the Beach – 15% off Tuesday-Saturday. Applicable to food from 12-9pm. Not applicable to the 4-7pm happy hour drinks (which is always a great deal anyway!)

Bocas Dive Center10% off all Fun Dives and Discover Scuba Dives

Bocas Island Express – 20% discount on all SERVIENTREGA national traffic. This means shipping and receiving to/from destinations in Panama. Important: when receiving, notify Bocas Island Express that you are a Breeze Card member as soon as you make the order so you can let them know ahead of time that you would like to redeem your discount. This is required in order to receive the 20% off.

Bocas Marina & Yacht Club – 25% on boat slips (first month only) and 25% discount in the marine store (valid for products in stock only). 10% off on “travel lift rates” with Bocas Yacht Services AKA Bocas Boatyard (Almirante)

Buena Vista Restaurant – 20% off food 6pm-8pm (with an extended happy hour 7-8pm)

Caribe Shuttle 15% off rides to Puerto Viejo and San Jose, Costa Rica

Cosmic Crab Café20% off food and drinks at Cosmic Crab at these times: ALL DAY Sunday (8am-9pm), Friday and Saturday from 3-5pm and daily 8-9am for breakfast (early Crab gets the worm!)

Cosmic Crab Resort – 20% off reservations Monday-Thursday (based on availability, reservations email: info@CosmicCrabResort.com)

El Ultimo Refugio – Early Bird’s Special: 20% off food Monday-Saturday 4:30-6:30pm

Gran Hotel Bahia – 15% off direct bookings. Email reservas@ghbahia.com to inquire about availability and be sure to attach your digital Breeze Card to the email to confirm your membership.

Hello Travel Panama – 15% off all shuttles (Bocas, Boquete, Lost and Found, Santa Catalina)

Luna’s Boutique – 25% off all clothing purchases, Monday-Friday 9am to 3pm

Om Cafe – On Fridays, it’s time to get fancy and enjoy 15% off all appetizers (with purchase of an entrée) and a free maravilla shot. Valid on *Fancy Fridays* with purchase of an entrée.

Palma Royale Hotel & Suites – 10% off direct bookings and without any other promotions applied

Panama Sailing – 20% off day tours to Playa Estrella (for card holders and their guests)

Raw Fusion – 15% off from the menu including drinks everyday after 6pm for card holders

Super Gourmet50% off one house-made product at Super Gourmet on Thursdays (limit one discount per visit)

The Floating Bar – Breezy Cheesy Quesadilla – *BOGO on all quesadillas. Choose from Cheese, Chicken or Veggie anytime… or Special Breakfast Quesadillas only available on Saturdays. *Buy One and Get One of equal or lesser value FREE!

Tiki Bar Eckl’s at Hotel Bocas Town – 2 x 1 first happy hour drink and 15% off food off regular menu (excludes executive lunch menu)

What is Breeze Card?

Breeze Card is a membership club that rewards the readers of The Bocas Breeze Newspaper and visitors of Bocas del Toro with exclusive benefits. Breeze Card members are able to enjoy discounts, promotions, special gifts and unique perks made available by The Bocas Breeze and its advertising partners.

The membership pass is a credit card sized ID made of bamboo (no more plastic for the island!) Some are calling it “The Wooden Key to the City.”

Where can Breeze Card be purchased?

The 2024 edition is available at Bocas Island Express, El Ultimo Refugio, The Floating Bar and Super Gourmet. You may also order directly from The Bocas Breeze Newspaper by contacting +507 6537-0405 or bocasbreezedocs@gmail.com.

The price is $47 for the whole 2024 year, valid until December 31, 2024. That breaks down to less than $1/week to support the work of your favorite community newspaper!

What about for visitors who are not here year-round?

In February 2024, we will be rolling out Breeze Card visitor passes: one-week and one-month memberships in digital form.

Once purchased, your membership ID will be sent to your email; displaying your name and a photo that you uploaded. The expiration date will be automatically generated. All you need to do is download the file onto your phone and show it to any and all of the participating Breeze Card businesses to redeem your exclusive benefits!

Visitor pass members will have access to all the same deals as the year-round resident Breeze Card members. They will also receive a Welcome to Bocas informative brochure, complete with a map directory of all the Breeze Card businesses, along with link to an exclusive visitor guide that we have been preparing: The Hidden Gems of Bocas. This is a guide that features a list of legendary local establishments that you are not likely to discover on TripAdvisor or via search engines; those magical spots that may fly under the radar during the average visitor’s stay.

Why is there a recycling symbol on the 2024 card?

The 2024 card is recycling and waste management themed.  Five percent of all sales will be donated to Unidos Por Bocas to be dedicated toward the island-changing impactful work of the Bocas Recycle Center. Another 5% will be set aside to fund Bocas Breeze articles and video content related to Bocas del Toro’s waste management challenges and solutions.

Every year The Bocas Breeze chooses a different community cause to highlight with our Breeze Card program. The 2023 card with the raindrop highlighted public water challenges and supported the work of The Darkland’s Foundation’s Potable Water Program; rain catchment stations they are building in various communities in the archepelago that lack a proper public water supply. Breeze Card members raised $250 toward the next Potable Water Station they are building on Isla Popa.

Breeze Card Bocas del Toro Panama

 

Why participate in the 2024 Breeze Card program?

#1 The benefits! Exclusive discounts and promotions. Members also receive exclusive content via email and WhatsApp and behind-the-scene looks at the most impactful content we are producing.

#2 The savings! If you only take advantage of the deals occasionally throughout the year, you are sure to earn your investment back, and some!  “My husband and I saved nearly $300 with our Breeze Card! ” – Jenny C, 2022. Jenny’s review was based on two adults using it 2-3 times a month from April to October in Breeze Card’s inaugural year.

#3 Support the work of Bocas del Toro’s dedicated community newspaper! The success of this membership club aims to provide more resources to continue to serve our community; keeping everyone informed and sharing the wonders of Bocas del Toro to the world.

The Bocas Breeze is not just another advertising service. Our focus is community news and visitor information, which both require a ton of time and resources which cannot be funded by the advertising alone. We are calling on the once-a-year support of our readers!

We are dedicated to providing continued coverage to important community causes; the social, cultural, historical, environmental, educational and health initiatives that editorial team feels are in line with our vision for a “healthier, happier, well-informed, entertained and prosperous Bocas del Toro.”

Though we may accept the occasional photo or article contributed by a traveler, for all paid work opportunities we are committed to hiring local talent. Your membership is an investment into Bocas del Toro’s economy and our team’s ability to do perform the duties of a dedicated community newspaper.

In short, Breeze Card is keeping Bocas del Toro’s community newspaper alive.

Breeze Card Bocas del Toro Panama

Questions about Breeze Card?  bocasbreezedocs@gmail.com +507 6537-0405