Bocos Del Toro – Day 2

 

This morning, we decided to do a guided jungle tour to check out the wildlife.  Willfredo, our guide, mentioned that it may get muddy at times, at which time, I immediately donned my all occasion suede Pumas in favor of a pair of water shoes that Willfredo dug out from somewhere around activities desk.  It got muddy as soon as we stepped off the main road.  Zach decided to save his shoes and change into flip flops, but the rest of the crew just went with the flow, or with the mud.
We saw a few three toed sloths and a lot of red frogs!   Even though we didn’t see that many animals, we had a great walk back along the beach.
Back at the resort, we had chill lunch at Palmyra, an off the beaten path restaurant right on the beach. The adjoining lodge offers morning and afternoon yoga classes for $10 pp, surfing lessons and tours.
For our last night, we wanted to go to Bocas Town and do some souvenir shopping before dinner.  I negotiated the fare with the private taxi (the girls got a free ride which saved us $34 rt ), and 15 min. later we were on Bocas dock after dropping a few folks at Bastimentos – just like a taxi.
Bocas Town
 A town with 2 main streets, supermarkets every two blocks, who are all owned by Chinese and a few tourist shops.  We walked around for a bit, looking for a place to eat and settled on a French restaurant, L’Histoire.  The aroma of something opulent cooking, enveloped us as soon as we walked in and the food did not disappoint, except that my deliciously roasted chicken was not cooked all the way through and had to be re-made, which meant my dinner finally arrived after kids were almost finished with their chocolate mousse for dessert.  The upside is the rest of the diner was quite good, and for $65 including grilled lobster, two glasses of wine and two hamburgers, it was a nice goodbye to the last part of our vacation before going back to Panama City.

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