Bocas Life

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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