2019

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,...

It’s Chili on the Beach!

The first Sunday of October every year for the past 14 years, Bocas beaches plays host to the most popular social event of the year with the Chili Challenge . 7 to 10 chili teams compete for bragging rights for their chili. Team Showmanship is also is a category that teams dress for and design their booths for a certain crazy theme. For the last 3 years, Skulley’s Beach Bar has played host to the...

Living this island dream!

Many people ask us “how do you go about living the island dream?” How do make that life changing move?  My business partner Sumayyah has been here since 1998 and I (JB) have been here since 2003. We always answer that question with “You gotta just do it” No over analyzing or procrastinating. You just get your affairs in order as quickly as possible. At 50, I realized the stress of running a...

GPS? We don’t need no stinking GPS in Bocas!

GPS?.. those are famous last prop letters as I was putting on yet another propeller on my boat. In a daily twist of Caribbean events the prop becomes the story. That day, our favorite island troubadour, Jimmy Buffett, who sometimes jets in to Bocas for a little surfing and R&R drops in. Bocas just happens to be  one of the those places where one can get away from the hectic life as a famous...

Hey Mon, Watch out for falling coconuts! It can be a tropical headache!

No telling how many locals, ex-pats and tourist almost bite the big one everyday when a 5 pound coconut falls 40 to 80 fee down on your head from a coconut tree. It is a good idea before walking under loaded coconut trees to survey the situation before walking. If there are coconuts on the ground under the tree…walk around the tree. Coconuts fall more often after a rain or at breezy times.  After doing...

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