What to Expect when Sailing and Surfing in Bocas Del Toro this Fall

December 20, 2017

Bocas Del Toro is a beautiful place to get away when the colder months set in the United States and other parts of the world. This Panamanian hot spot is rich with culture and untouched sea life. It is located on Panama’s north coast and is filled with mountains and several islands with gorgeous beaches to explore. Whether you are looking for ways to relax, or engage in activities such as surfing in Bocas Del Toro, there is much you can do. Learn about what Bocas Del Toro weather is like in the fall, tips for a successful surfing session, and other water activities to add to your itinerary.

Bocas Del Toro Fall Weather

Temperatures for October and November in Bocas Del Toro tend to be in the 80s during the day, and 70s during the evenings. The raining season tends to drop off in November, so the temperatures are great for exploring while on a trip. The fall is also the time of the year when humidity levels fall from their summer peak. Winds do pick up in the area in the fall and winter, with gusts up to six miles per hour as you move into November and December. Many travel to the area in the dead of winter, so fall is a great time to travel to beat the rush. Water temperatures remain in the 80s all fall and winter, allowing you to enjoy spending time in the comfortable waters.

Surfing Tips

Bocas Del Toro is a great spot for surfing. If you love to surf, this is definitely a spot to add to your bucket list. While waves reach their highest heights in middle of winter to early spring, you can still enjoy catching waves in the fall. For some of the best spots in the area, make sure to stop by Isla Colon, Black Rock Point, and Isla Carenero. Red Frog Beach is also a great spot that also is a great place for others on your trip to relax and enjoy time on the beach as it has many activities. If you have never surfed before but want to experience it while in the area, there are many opportunities to take lessons. 

Water Activities

There are so many other fun activities in Bocas Del Toro that allow you to enjoy the water all day. Snorkeling and diving tops the list as it allows you to see all of the gorgeous sea life and coral that the area has to offer. It allows you to see the various ecosystems and tropical fish within tem, which will be unlike anything you've ever seen! For more ideas, find one in the 10 spectacular things to do in Bocas Del Toro.

To accommodate your stay, book your room with the Garden of Eden. Located on our own private island within Bocas Del Toro, we are a boutique bed and breakfast that is a great destination for any traveler or group. Learn about the top reasons to stay at Panama boutique hotels this fall and take advantage of our end of the season price reductions. Set up your trip today by calling 507-6967-0187 or email gardenofeden.bocas@gmail.com.

3 Activities to Enjoy When Staying at Hotels in Bocas Del Toro

December 6, 2017

When staying at hotels in Bocas Del Toro, there are many fun activities to take part in. As you plan your trip and your itinerary, take advantage of the area’s fun and exciting activities to make the most of your travels. The sights and scenery of this part of the world are breathtaking, and you can enjoy a variety of activities to take it all in. From water activities, such as surfing and scuba diving, to yoga and exploration, add some or all of these excursions to your Panamanian getaway!

Water Activities: Surfing, Snorkeling and Scuba Diving

Bocas Del Toro is surrounded with gorgeous crystal-clear waters. If you love to surf, then this is your surfing paradise. Surfers from across the world come to this location to catch waves in the beautiful waters. The peak season for surfing is in November through early spring, which is great for those who have cold winters. It is a great place to travel to get away and surf, with some of the best spots being on Red Frog Beach. Snorkeling is another popular activity and allows you to explore the sea life.  With the area being filled with natural coralife, you will love to see what the area has offers. For a more in-depth sea adventure, the area is also known for its great scuba diving. Whether it’s your first or fifth time, you will have an experience unlike no other in this Caribbean hot spot.

Yoga on the Beach

One of the best ways to begin or end your day is with a relaxing session of yoga on the beach. If you are a late riser, January and February have sunrises closer to the 7 a.m. hour. If you prefer earlier times, travel to the area in May and June. As the sun comes up and christens the horizon, you can have your own personal yoga session, or join a group to help you walk through a relaxing start to your day. .

Exploring the Island

There are many things to see when you travel to Bocas Del Toro. One popular spot is the Dolphin Bay Preserve. You will get to watch dolphins in their natural habitat. In addition, the area offers hiking, snorkeling, and more. The Bastimentos National Park is also a great stop on your itinerary. As Panama’s first marine park, it is a protected over 32,000 acres. As you explore through the park, you will see a variety of wildlife and sea life. Last, the Crawl Cay is also a great itinerary addition. This massive reef has a variety of coral heads, reel fish, and much more. See if this is the spot for you in Fodor’s Travel feature on Crawl Cay.

As you work on your itinerary for your trip to Bocas Del Toro, the Garden of Eden is your premier place to stay. Plus, with our 2017 price reduction, you can take advantage of great prices for the fall. Learn about the top reasons to stay at Panama Boutique Hotels this fall and call us at 507-6967-0187 or email us at gardenofeden.bocas@gmail.com to get started with your trip.

What to Look for in Bocas Del Toro Resorts

November 22, 2017

When you begin to plan a trip, what are some of the things you think about? Is it the location or weather? What about the area’s amenities? As you plan a vacation, it is important to know what matters to you. One of the best places to travel to, especially during the winter, is Panama. Bocas Del Toro resorts in particular have many of the attributes that you will love when traveling. Learn about different accommodation requirements to consider, local activities in the area, and taking advantage of deals through winter season travels.

Accommodation Requirements

During a trip to Bocas Del Toro, finding a hotel or resort that helps you take in every moment of the area around you is key. The land is beautiful, with so much to offer, and there are accommodations available to help you make the most of a trip. One of the best ways to do this is to go off the grid. Stepping away from your constant and busy day-to-day will be a great way to relax. There is some electricity to allow you to check in, but ideally it is best to unplug. When it comes to the benefits of traveling off the grid, there are many. Next, think about how much space you will need. There are some hotels that offer room for a few people to even a large group.

Local Activities

Traveling is all about your time in an area, and in Bocas Del Toro, there is much to do. It is known for having some of the best waves to surf, snorkeling and diving opportunities, beachside yoga for rest and relaxation, and gorgeous, sandy white beaches with crystal clear blue water. Bocas Del Toro is in an isolated area of Panama, newly discovered by international travelers. For you, this means you can explore areas that have not yet been taken over. People travel to Bocas Del Toro from all around the world to take advantage of all the outdoor activities it has to offer. If you love the outdoors, be sure to learn the benefits of traveling to Bocas Del Toro resorts.


Many people and families travel over the summer. Usually this is either when on spring break or during the summer when school is out. However, traveling during the winter has several perks. First, it being an off season you may find reduced pricing in your hotel accommodations; the same could be said for flights.Be vigilant about deals offered by airlines by signing up for newsletters, and see which days are best to buy the tickets. The best way to take advantage of this is through flexibility. If you do not have a specific time you have to leave, you can get a better deal.

As you make your plans to travel this winter, we hope you will join us at the Garden of Eden. Located on our own private island, we are a boutique eco bed and breakfast resort that will help you get the most the area has to offer. Right now, we have our 2017 pricing reduction available to help you save on your travels. To get the best prices on rooms/rates, be sure to book online today.

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 gardenofeden.bocas@gmail.com. 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.