Quick Update on the Health of Bocas.

Great news! Bocas Del Toro archipelago has just reported 0 cases of COVID 19. The government reports that it has been successful in it's vacs program, and that has helped turn the tables on the pandemic. November is the month that there are 5 major holidays with multi vacation days and very little in the way of government gets done. This month festive crowds from Panama City and...

Build a Life of Convenience in the Tropics!!!

Paradise! We all want it, when you get it, what do you do with it? Sometimes in the tropics you have to do some trade offs. My wife and I, both sailors on different boats and times, were well equipped to live this Caribbean life. as we understand the term "less is more" in the way of your living conditions. You might have to tradeoff something for another something. You have to have a plan. My...

COVID In Da House!

Doom and gloom and agony on me. I'll be damned if I didn't go catch COVID at the same time with my wife, in the same house!! I quickly realized that I was in for one of those life changing situations. First, women may not know it but us guys really are not faking it. Do you think we would fake something so we could not go outside and do what we do. Do you woman really think we want to be in the same...

The History and Future of the Real Estate Market with our Crystal Ball

Clients are asking us what is happening in the real estate market here in Bocas, so we thought we would give you a quick market history. We at Buena Vista Realty collectively have lived in the Bocas islands many years. Over the years we have seen this little Caribbean town and archipelago change at different times. Not to be righteous, we do not profess to having a crystal ball of our own to tell the...

Bocas sends off two favorite sons with boat and surfboard parades

Bocas has lost two favorite well respected sons. Andy Crawford , a long time Bocas resident from Texas passed recently. An accomplished musician with percussion instruments as well as mastering the steel drum, he will be greatly missed on the vibrant local Bocas music scene. He was also a surfer always riding the waves on Isla Carenero Point..On September 9th over 60 boaters, SUPers , kayakers and...

New Bocas Update!

Current  Update:UPDATE MARCH 1 2021Beaches are open, border is open, airports are open , restaurants are open, curfew is 5am until 10pm. Quite a few tourist are here ! Requiremants are face masks and COVID certified test are required for  travelers.Get out of the cold and come down here and come enjoy the tropics!!!  Past conditions no longer in effect.A curfew is in place for the holidays, All beaches...

Quarantine here in the islands April 2020

April 2020: To me, Bocas Town looks and feels like it did 20 years ago. Peaceful, few cars, fewer boats, only a few businesses open. The Panamanian government has done a good job of taking serious measures to ward off the virus from coming to our islands. The borders and airports are closed. The only people here in Bocas are residents. All tourist have traveled back to their countries a month ago. If...

2nd Annual Bocas Del Toro Regatta

Here is the highlights of the 2020 Regatta. Special thanks to Latitude 38 Publication 2020 The Beauty of the Bocas Regatta By Christine Weaver | February 21, 2020 | Bocas del Toro, Panama | 3  Cruiser and Latitude 38 contributor Louis Kruk checked in from Panama with a report and photos from the Bocas del Toro Regatta, hosted by Bocas Marina on February 15. The Bocas del Toro is located on...

Bocas Day, Let the Fiesta Begin!

Every year in November Bocas Town has its weekend recognition celebration. All schools of all ages participate in the marching parades and they do a fair amount of practicing We all know this as practice starts a couple of months before hand. It is a fun two days as little drummers play in step with their little drum majors. The big bands march to popular music you will recognize. The marching bands start...

Bocas Town becomes haunted by “little” scary creatures!

For some strange reason on October 31 of each year, little creatures just “appear up” in front of the Buena Vista Restaurant and threaten to bite an event announcer on the ankle if he does not fork over some candy. The restaurant is decorated like a dungeon and the announcer introduces the little scary beings. They came in all shapes and sizes, from gremlins,witches, ninja turtles, star wars warriors,...

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