19 essentials for your remote island tropical vacation packing list

tropical vacation packing list

We had a great time during our recent stay at Al Natural Resort on Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama, but it was our first time vacationing on a remote tropical island and we weren’t completely prepared for the reality on the ground. It’s sort of like Gilligan’s Island except with a few more bungalows. … Read more

Planning your visit to Panama with kids

We chose Panama as the first stop on our family gap year adventure around the world and we’re so glad we did! It’s the center of the hemisphere in many ways, serving as the (somewhat arbitrary) divider between North and South America, while the mountains that span the country’s length split the Atlantic and Pacific … Read more

The best things to do in Boquete, Panama with kids

things to do in boquete panama travel guide

Situated in an expansive green cloud forest, with a temperate climate, Boquete is an outdoor lover’s paradise. It is easy to understand why so many American expats in Panama come here to vacation or retire. The air is clean, the people are warm, the food is fresh, and the scenery is breathtakingly beautiful. It is … Read more

Panama Day Trips: Monkey Island, Panama

monkey island panama day trips

Two seas, two species of mischievous Panama monkeys, two types of lazy sloths, two ferry transits across the Panama Canal, two excellent guides… and all in one day. Far and away, the highlight of our family visit to Panama City was the “ocean to ocean” tour with Panama Day Trips to visit Monkey Island, Panama. … Read more

All-inclusive Bocas del Toro hotel: Al Natural Resort

all inclusive bocas del toro al natural

If your family is looking for a true getaway to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect to each other, Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro, Panama is the place to be. We were thrilled when Bocas del Toro all-inclusive Al Natural Resort, one of the leading luxury eco-resorts on the island, invited us to be … Read more