Bocas del Toro, Panama

After our time in Costa Rica, we crossed the border by foot to Panama. The border crossing we had heard could go either way and for us, luckily, it was a cinch. Though getting to our next destination, Bocas del Toro, was not! After crossing the border, we hailed a cab and set out for a 4 hour journey to the northern tip of the country. Think long windy roads and going very slowly b/c our cab driver liked to take his tiempo!! But Panama is a beautiful country and some of us (those that weren’t car sick) enjoyed the scenery. Rolling hills, mountains, lush and green, Panama was truly inviting.

Panamanian mountains

Panamanian mountains

Bocas del Toro is known for its Caribe vibes, crystal clear waters and surf situated on the archipelegos of the Caribbean; it seemed like a place right up our alley and worth checking out. Plus we were going to meet my brother, Uncle Taylor and Aunt Alison for a couple weeks as we had rented a house right on the water with them.

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the ‘Wild’ Life of Costa Rica by Mattie Baumhauer

This post is from when I was in Costa Rica! I am now in South Africa and we were also in Panama. We had really bad internet in those places so that’s why this is so late!!! I will get to Panama in a little bit and definitely South Africa. We have been so busy and it’s hard to find the time to sit and write!

We are walking on a dirt road in Pavones, Costa Rica here. There is no one around except for us!

There was much more wildlife in Costa Rica than there was in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is because we were in rainforest areas that have some of the most diverse collections of animals, plants and insects than any other place in the world !

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