Islands of the archipelago of Bocas del Toro enchant tourists
JUAN CARLOS MONTENEGRO N.
Special to prensa.com
Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro. – Hundreds of tourists, especially foreigners, arrive daily at this time of year the paradise islands, cays and islets of the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. Most travelers arrive by water taxi (speedboat accommodating 16 to 20 passengers), which in 30 minutes bring tourists from the port of Almirante to Isla Colon, others come to the island in 45 minutes flights from Panama City. archipelago of Bocas del Toro is located in the Caribbean Sea northwest of Panama. It consists of Isla Colon, which besides being the resort is the largest archipelago and northern; Bastimentos island, offering its domestic and foreign maritime national park, and Carenero islands, Cayo Agua, San Cristobal, Popa and Solarte, which also have a variety of exotic paradise sites that attract tourists. ARENA BLANCA
Lovers of white sand beaches and clear waters, as fans of fishing, surfing, snorkeling and other water sports, from the Pearl of the Caribbean, the name by which it is also known to extensive Bocas del Toro archipelago of 250 kilometers, the ideal vacation destination.visitors Others liked diving among corals, see or swim with the dolphins, admire the diversity of the archipelago marine and terrestrial species, view the stunning tropical vegetation present on the islands and keys and to enjoy the dishes of the local cuisine based on seafood, fish, coconut, bananas, cassava and other crops grown in the Caribbean region. OFFER
Lukas Wunderlin is a Swiss tourist who a month of enjoying all the beauties offered by the Caribbean Bocas del Toro asked his girlfriend Valentina Iseli to travel from Switzerland to Bocas del Toro to accompany him on his tour of the islands. Now both have planned to stay in the islands until the end of March this year. The friendly nature of the people, the beautiful scenery and peaceful atmosphere of the islands are for Wunderlin and Iseli appeal that has made this region as a destination favorite of tourists worldwide.Augustina Battaglia, tourist from Argentina, meanwhile, takes six weeks in Colon Island, and plan to stay a few months in the place and return home in late March. “I like the weather and beaches of white sand and clear waters here, very different from my country,” revealed Battaglia. formed by The American Nicholas Korea and Marcela Vargas Salvadoran couple, who have four months be vacationing in the islands, what attracts them are marine sports such as surfing, diving and snorkeling.”Had not been here before, this place has an almost idyllic charm,” Vargas said adding that she and her husband does not yet have a definite date to return to the United States. “I know many beautiful places in my country and in the United States, but none equal in beauty to these islands,” said Vargas. INDUSTRY
Tourism is the engine that drives the economy of the Caribbean region of Bocas del Toro. Transport (water, land and air), hotels, hostels, restaurants, supermarkets, among other businesses, they are directly concerned with foreign exchange generated by visitors. stay rates are varied and range from $ 20 a day in small hostels and go up to $ 800 in exclusive hotels. Also, prices of meals can vary depending on the cuisine requested because there Colón Island restaurants offering national meals, Afro-Caribbean, Italian, Chinese, and others. Walks in the different islands and cays also have different costs. The boat trip to Dolphin Bay, Coral and fall Bastimentos island costs between 15 and 20 dollars; Birds visit island, Starfish Beach and Boca del Drago has a value of $ 20, while moving to fall sneaker retails for $ 25. Hermenegildo Trotman, a boat operator in the region, recognizes that the prices of the rides by sea archipelago can negotiate directly with unions or water transport operators boats. “The price depends on the places you go and the amount of people,” said Trotman. Colón Some island residents also offer domestic and foreign services as tour guides.
In this summer: Breeze, Sun and fairs
fair view of flowers and coffee in Boquete
Summer came and with it the season of tropical fruits, nice breezes, the sun in its splendor and in Panama the fair season where domestic and foreign can enjoy various outdoor activities. Approximately 20 fairs in which aims to exalt the local culture from different parts of the country will be developed in the country, opening a window to entertainment, besides stimulating trade. During the first four months of the year and be made famous exhibits such as Fair Flower and Coffee in Boquete, Chiriqui, which ends on 19 January; Also, visit the Feria de San Sebastián Ocu, Feria de CV or Azuero International Fair which will take place from 3 to 13 April. In the table below you can review the various fairs to be carried out with precise dates.