Photo: Adam and I heading out to snorkel and explore the islands. Photo: A birthday celebration at OM!
After a few days in Panama City, we took a quick flight to Bocas del Toro on the Caribbean side of the country. It was a welcome change - finally some beaches! The town is a mixture of hippies, tourists, backpackers and locals all with a Caribbean twist. It was extremely laid back and cool. Tons of awesome restaurants and plenty to see and do.
We spent the first night at Hostel Heike then made our way down the street to Casa Verde. I was ready for some AC and privacy after 3 nights in a hostel. Casa Verde was perfect - quiet and right on the water. I could have stayed there the entire trip and would have been just fine!
The main form of transportation are these little skiffs. You could grab one right in town and they'd take you all around the islands. We did a quick day trip for some snorkeling off of Hospital Point and beach bumming at Red Frog Beach. The guys got hooked on volleyball while I tackled boogie boarding, my new favorite water sport! We also saw a sloth on the way back from the beach - our first major jungle animal siting!