A Travellerspoint blog

DAY 124-125 BOCAS DEL TORRO

FUNKY BIKES, BOAT TRIPS AND RUM!!!

30 °C

After a huge fruit breakfast at Carrie and Wills massive cabana we rode our funky bikes down to RED FROG agency and hopped aboard a private tour where we visited several lush beaches. The guide took us to 2/3 snorkeling locations where we saw a sea floor of Star fish and the coral reefs were pretty dam amazing too. We then tried out this new water sport called Aqua Boarding which involved just wearing a snorkel mask and holding on to a plastic board which was tied to the back of the boat. The boat then pulled off at low speed and you could dip the board down and glide underwater as deep as you liked. It was amazing, it felt like you were a Dolphin. We went to Red frog beach where we chased tiny red frogs in the jungle and then we all swam in the waves. Will was extremely happy being a water baby and keeping cool. On the way back we saw a large sloth just climbing a tree just 4ft in front of us. Really chuffed that Carrie and Will got to see this.

In the evening i cooked up our favourite peanut butter stir fry for us all. We had bought beers and rum and played cards most of the evening.

For the next day we had booked another full day trip, this time going to the National park, some other snorkeling destinations and more Agua boarding. Unfortunately, by mid morning Carrie had developed a migraine and we stopped at the restaurant on stilts where she lay down for a while. It did not go away so we arranged with the guide to go back and come back tomorrow at 12pm to finish the tour.

IN the afternoon, Mel and I mooched to a nice cafe and sat for 2-3 hours enjoying the breeze and lattes trying to set up the new laptop and photos etc.

In the evening we dined at a really nice Indian restaurant, paneer curry and lentils all washed down with plenty of beer. We then went for some beers and cocktails at a party hostel nearby. most disappointing.We then went back to the cabanas and drank rum and played cards until 1am.

The next day, we were all looking forward to our lay in, late breakfast and coffees in the morning followed by finishing off the trip from the day before. Unfortunately the latter part did not come to much. We attended Red frog to find out that our guide had left us in the lurch and had taken out a full day trip. We were pretty pissed off and asked for a refund but the poor girl on the desk did'nt really know what to do. So we asked for the manager to attend. The 'Manager appeared' and we politely told her what had happened and asked if we could at least get a refund on the national park entrance fee which was $10 each as we did not go in. She literally laughed at us and said she would only give us $5. As the conversation went on the conversation turned sour, with her smirking and laughing at us and some childish name calling. Brilliant!! my favourite part was when Carrie said to her "WIPE THAT SMILE OFF YOUR FACE!" That in itself I would pay $20 to hear again. lol!!!

Anyway, after our failed attempt we went to another company and booked an afternoon on a boat for a really good price, dropped off on a lush beach taking photos in crab positions and with star fish, then more snorkeling with jelly fish in some choppy water. All in all a decent and well saved afternoon.
In the evening more lush food, beer, rum and cards.

Posted by Markandmel2016 06:59 Archived in Panama

Email this entryFacebookStumbleUpon

Table of contents

Be the first to comment on this entry.

This blog requires you to be a logged in member of Travellerspoint to place comments.

Enter your Travellerspoint login details below

( What's this? )

If you aren't a member of Travellerspoint yet, you can join for free.

Join Travellerspoint