In Boquete, you can have your mountains and beach it, too!

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I drink a LOT of coffee. In my overly-hungover-yet-still-functioning college days and my working-2-jobs-while-maniacally-working-out days, coffee was the fuel that kept me moving and also suppressed my appetite, saving time. I thought coffee was pretty magical,…

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Isla Colon is just one of the many islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, and perhaps the best home base in the chain. Find out where to stay, what to eat, and the activities you shouldn’t miss!

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After a week studying Spanish intensively in Bocas del Toro, I’d made friends, improved my Spanish comprehension, vocabulary, and most importantly – my confidence!

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The bike ride to Bluff Beach was tougher than I’d thought… and it left me huffing and puffing and hitching a ride from a cop! (total disclosure: I’m not in the best shape of my life)

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Though chocolate is sweet, the reality of life for cacao farmers is anything but.

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I’ve become a bit of a beach snob, but even I have to admit that Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro is something special.

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Skip the headache, save time, and take the speedboat shuttle from Jaco to Montezuma (or Mal Pais)

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San Jose wasn’t my favorite city, but Hotel Presidente makes a great base for exploring the capital, or crashing in comfort after a long trip.

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Hotel Amor de Mar is a fairytale-feeling wonderland conveniently located in Montezuma.

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