Top Reasons to Spend Your Thanksgiving in Bocas Del Toro Hotels

November 8, 2017

Traveling is a great way to spend the Thanksgiving holiday, especially to stay at one of the Bocas Del Toro hotels. This enables you to take away some of the common stresses that can happen when entertaining a large group and instead, relax in your own oasis. No matter what size group you travel with, you can bring some of your traditions with you and make new memories. Learn how traveling for Thanksgiving helps you explore other cultures, is a great time of year to travel outside of the United States, and is the perfect place to go with a group.

Explore Other Traditions and Cultures

Are you one of the over 60 percent of Americans that has never traveled out of the country? Or, have you never taken time to travel and explore what other places have to offer? Consider a trip to Bocas Del Toro in Panama for the Thanksgiving holiday. Bocas Del Toro natives are kind and welcoming to guests. There are many places in the area that will serve a traditional American Thanksgiving meal if you are interested. However, if you are ready to explore, you will love Panamanian cuisine. One of the top meals in the 19 Panamanian foods to fall in love with is sancocho soup. It consists of broth, chicken thighs and beef. Many in the area love to mix it with rice or tortillas. Another favorite is ropa vieja. This pulled beef is mixed with a variety of flavorful spices native to this region.

Great Season to Travel

Thanksgiving is one of the top holidays that Americans travel for each year. However, it is common to travel within the United States to visit family. With the colder temperatures and holiday season around the corner, it makes the perfect time to travel out of the country. Traditionally known as an off-season time, often times flights tend to be less expensive in areas in less demand. You will also receive savings at your accommodations, too. So, if you will have many family members traveling from all over, consider changing your destination to somewhere relaxing in Bocas Del Toro instead of your normal location.

Perfect Destination for Group Events

Transitioning in to traveling with a party, Bocas Del Toro is an ideal place to travel with a large group. Stay at a boutique bed and breakfast resort that has plenty of space to accommodate everyone. Traveling together is a great way to strengthen a bond between friends and family. Consider making this a choice for Thanksgiving to celebrate and give thanks for each other. You will all create lasting memories that will last a lifetime.   

Looking to travel to Bocas Del Toro for the upcoming holiday? Consider eco retreat packages from Garden of Eden or our rooms/rates. You and your family or party will love your little slice of paradise to celebrate the holiday with.  Plus, we currently have our 2017 pricing reduction now available, allowing you to get the best rates when you book with us online. For questions or more information, call us at 507-6967-0187 or email We hope to see you soon!

Staying in Bocas Del Toro Resorts for Your Corporate Retreat

October 25, 2017

Are you looking for ways to engage members of your team? Would you like to strengthen relationships amongst co-workers? Consider a corporate retreat to help your colleagues and employees participate in team building exercises. By taking employees out of their normal environment, they will have the opportunities to have new experiences and get to know each other than during normal business hours. Learn more about the benefits of a corporate retreat, the differences between a local retreat versus traveling abroad, and staying in Bocas Del Toro resorts for your trip.

Benefits of a Corporate Retreat

Corporate retreats are an excellent way to help with team building for employees. They are an opportunity to take people out of their normal environment to get to know each other in new ways. But that’s not the only benefit of a retreat—they are shown to boost morale in the workplace. When a company helps to improve morale and confidence with employees, it is proven that work ethic is higher, employees are more productive and work better together. Also, corporate retreats are a great time to get an inside look at the day to day. You will be removing yourselves from potential stressful situations, but will be able to learn about their day to day through the retreat. You can also learn four unexpected benefits of a company retreat from Entrepreneur.

Local Events vs. Travel

Are you wondering if you should have a local company retreat over traveling? Both are a great option. For many companies, they have more local events all year long, and then have a traveling retreat once or twice a year. These smaller, local retreats are a great opportunity to provide small breaks throughout the year and reset. Traveling for a retreat is different type of team building. Not only are the travels themselves team building, but it is also a great opportunity for coworkers to bond, get to know people they may not have talked to, and more. Also, many companies are attracting new employees through offering different types of retreats and opportunities for employees. Consider this as you recruit for new team members.

Staying in Bocas Del Toro

For a great team building trip, travel to Bocas Del Toro and stay at a resort that provides customized and personalized experiences. You can accomplish this through relaxing sunrise yoga sessions on the beach, team scuba diving, hiking and exploration, relaxing and much more. There are also resorts that allow you to rent an entire island, which is ideal for a retreat for a large company.

For the perfect place to host your corporate retreat, book your stay at the Garden of Eden in Bocas Del Toro. You can also take advantage of our 2017 price reduction this fall. Upon booking your stay, you can make your plans for employees with opportunities for surfing, snorkeling, diving, yoga, deep sea diving, and more. Learn more about the benefits of yoga and exploring retreats at a boutique hotel in Panama. To get started with your company’s trip, request your room now in the Garden of Eden in Bocas Del Toro, Panama.

Top Reasons to Stay at Panama Boutique Hotels this Fall

October 11, 2017

Are you looking for a great place to travel to this fall? Staying at Panama boutique hotels is the perfect destination spot for fall break or any of your upcoming travels. There are many beautiful destinations tucked away perfect for the person looking for something different, or for those who have never visited the Caribbean coast before. Learn about why you should travel to Bocas del Toro in Panama, benefits of boutique hotels, and taking advantage of off season pricing.

Why Travel to Bocas del Toro

Located off the coast of Panama is the beautiful island of Bocas del Toro. This top travel spot in the country is great for those looking to relax or explore. The area consists of nine islands and 52 cays and is home to a National Marine Park that is filled with natural beauty on land and sea. From checking out coral reefs to fish and other natural sea creatures, you’ll love everything this area has to offer. The area is also heavily off the grid with many remote areas on the island, allowing guests to completely disconnect from their busy world. Also, just because many parts of the area are off the grid does not mean there is not anything to do. Guests enjoy a variety of activities the area has to offer, with some including surfing, snorkeling, swimming, beach exploring, restaurants, hiking, and much more.  Be sure to check out tips for Bocas del Toro first-timers before traveling.

Benefits of Boutique Hotels

One of the great things about staying in Bocas del Toro are the hotels. The area has the community feel that is very welcoming to guests. You’ll feel like a resident during your stay. Because boutique hotels provide the personal feel, you will be able to accommodate your travels to meet your needs. Whether you are on a honeymoon looking for a great way to relax after the wedding, or a company looking for the perfect employee retreat, boutique hotels are the perfect place to stay. Learn how to get to Bocas del Toro from Bocas del Toro Travel.

Off Season Prices

Fall is a great time to stay in Bocas del Toro because of the reduced pricing. With many Americans heavily traveling during the spring and summer, it is great to take advantage of lower prices and book travels for October and November. While the area resides in a tropical climate, October is one of the months that tends to be dry. Plus, not only will you save when traveling during the off season in the area, but you may find reduced pricing in other areas as well, such as in airfare, local travel services, and more.

For your trip to Bocas del Toro, Garden of Eden is your premier place to stay! Plus, you can take advantage of our fall 2017 pricing reduction savings. We are a boutique bed and breakfast, located on our own private island. To get started, book your room today! There is also a free daily shuttle to Red Frog Marina with quick access to Red Frog Beach in October and November.

3 Ways to Have a Budget Friendly Trip to Panama Boutique Hotels

September 27, 2017

Many opt not to travel due to money. But there are ways to travel to Panama boutique hotels without breaking the bank. If you have been thinking about the perfect getaway, traveling during the off season is a great time. By making plans and thinking ahead, you can have the perfect vacation that fits within your budget. From planning and budget setting, to transportation tips and earning during your travels, use these tips to plan your perfect fall or winter vacation.

Planning and Setting a Budget

The first priority you should have when preparing for a trip is to plan and set a budget. Ideally, look to see what your budget would look like first. Next, plan out how you can save over a month or two before your travels so you have most of the funds upfront to pay for them. To help you get to your goal faster, find things you can cut, such as dinners out, daily stops for coffee, or subscription services that you can cancel. Next, take your newly created budget to decide what you would like to do on your trip. While you can plan for spontaneity, think about what things you would like to do on your trip and include them in your budget.


Once you know when you would like to travel, begin to look into how you are going to get there. For your flight, usually flight prices are less expensive in the middle of the week. If you fly with a regular airline and have accumulated miles, you can stay with your same airline to continue adding to your points. If you do not have a specific airline you fly with, look at flights from all. You can look them up individually, or use a third-party service that will look for the least expensive flights for you. Be open to different times of day as you might be able to get an inexpensive flight early in the morning or late at night. You can also save on baggage fees by limiting your items to a carry-on, or only if traveling with a group, share checked luggage for items such as shoes.

Earn During Your Travels

When traveling, there are often times you can take advantage of earning money on your trip. Even though it was noted to have much of your money saved for your travels, put the expenses of your trip on a credit card that allows you to earn points. Then, pay the card off after your travels so you do not accumulate debt or interests, but can take advantage of the points. Make sure you inform your credit card company that you will be traveling so they do not freeze your account due to unusual activity. If your card does not have points or cash back opportunities, review NerdWallet’s best travel credit cards of 2017.

To help you find the perfect place to travel on a budget, take advantage of the Garden of Eden’s 2017 pricing reduction. By booking through our website, you can find some of the best rates for your fall and winter travels. You can contact us at +507-6967-0187 or email us today at for assistance booking your stay.

Ways to Relax and Disconnect when Staying at Bocas del Toro Hotels

September 13, 2017

Vacation is the best time to unwind and take a break from the normal day-to-day stresses. It is important to get out of your normal element to give you some time to recharge. One of the most important ways to do this is to disconnect and actually relax! While it might sound easy, you may also find yourself checking work emails, making calls, responding to texts, etc. Learn more about tips for disconnecting during your travels, best places to relax, and choosing relaxing Bocas del Toro hotels to stay in during your travels.

Tips for Disconnecting

In the Daily Infographic’s 15 terrifying statistics on your cellphone addiction, the average person checks their mobile device up to 110 times per day. They also state that 50 percent of people don’t feel comfortable leaving their house without their smartphone and 44 percent check emails for work each day while on vacation. That’s not a vacation! To help you disconnect, take it slow. Start using your smartphone or tablet less and less in the days leading up to your trip. Next, make sure your coworkers know you will be out and get assignments done ahead of time. Find someone to be your backup and include them in your out-of-office email, noting that you will not be responding to email. And don’t!

Best Places to Relax in Bocas del Toro

The beach is one of the most relaxing places to go to refresh. In Bocas del Toro, there are so many crystal-clear shorelines to grab a chair, umbrella and cool drink to just listen to the waves hit the shore. Make sure you take time to visit Playa Istmito that is known for its super clear waters. There is also Playa La Y-Griega that is a small beach that many go to for relaxing and unwinding. It also has smaller waves for those looking to just walk around in the water without intense waves. You can also look into water-side yoga sessions. They are a great way to start and end your day.

Relaxing Accommodations

When staying in a hotel, make sure you choose accommodations that offer plenty of opportunities to relax. This would include locations that offer activities that do not involve digital devices to help you get away from your normal busy element. Next, look for locations that offer yoga or places near or on the beach. You can also find a hotel that are off the grid which will help you completely disconnect all together and just enjoy nature in its beauty.

For accommodations that hit all of the relaxing amenities mentioned above, book your trip with the Garden of Eden. We are an of the grid tropical oasis. You will love the personal experience and attention you will receive on our private island in Bocas del Toro. We will help you relax and explore, with activities such as surfing, snorkeling, scuba diving, yoga, and more. You can also enjoy local cuisine at our restaurant at Garden of Eden. To book your trip, call us at +507-6967-0187 or email