Bocas del Toro day 1: Isla Carnero
We flew into the Bocas del Toro airport, then took a quick water taxi over
to our rental house on the nearby Isla
Our house had its own dock
with a bright blue roof, three bedrooms, and a high-ceilinged living room with
a wall of windows on both sides.
All of the water taxi drivers knew the Pickled
Parrot next door to our house.
We went into Bocas for lunch and to arrange a snorkeling trip. In the
afternoon we went to the beach a short walk from our house. After swimming,
we stared walking around the island.
It was starting to get dark as we got to the populated tip of the island,
so we got a water taxi the rest of the way back to our house.
coming into our dock the first night
dinner at Bibi's, with our dock in the background
our path and gate
watching the crabs just outside our gate (every hole has a crab)
beach path just outside our house
swimming near Bibi's Restaurant
Evan found a coconut floating in the water
looking back toward Bibi's Restaurant, where we had dinner
this dog spent a long time ripping open the coconut with her teeth
one of the bigger blue crabs
sign for our landmark, the Pickled Parrot -- all the water taxis knew where it was. We got takeout for dinner one night.
the beach near our house
swimming off our beach
Evan can pick up Mommy in the water
we set off to walk all the way around the island
the interior of the island was very wet
getting close to the point
looking back the way we came
the path headed inland, across the tip of the island
we had to climb this muddy slope
it was getting dark as we got to the marina
the town on Isla Carnero
big blue crabs came out at night