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Packing and Trip Essentials for Traveling to Bocas Del Toro Hotels

June 7, 2017

A trip to stay at Bocas del Toro hotels is exciting! Knowing you will be traveling to a relaxing destination where you can enjoy the earth’s beauty is something to look forward to. With any trip, it is important to plan so you bring everything that you need. When traveling to a place such as Bocas del Toro, being prepared will make your trip a breeze. Learn more about traveling off the grid, important packing essentials and overall tips for getting to Bocas del Toro.

Traveling off the Grid

Bocas del Toro is in Panama, just off the northwestern coast around the Bay of Chiriqui. This destination is known for its untouched beauty where guests and tourists can explore nature in its original state.  Bocas del Toro is also an area known as being “off the grid.” When traveling off the grid, you will be traveling to a location that does not have access to public utilities, such as electricity. While intimidating for some, traveling to an area off the grid like Bocas del Toro allows you the opportunity to take a step back to enjoy get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Homes and hotels in areas off the grid usually college rainwater and use their own ways to generate electricity. There can also be phone and internet access, but it is different than what most are accustomed to. When traveling off the grid, make sure you prepare ahead of time and let others know you will not have the same access to your phone and email as usual. (As you should, it’s your vacation, relax!)

Packing Essentials

When packing for a trip off the grid, it is important to be prepared, especially if you are normally dependent on electric and other devices. Don’t worry, it is easy! First, research temperatures and then bring clothing that you can wear for all kind of possible temperatures or weather situations. Next, make sure you have a kit of essentials such as a flashlight with a few sets of batteries, first aid kit, road flares or ways to draw attention, nonperishable foods and tools for you to make food if you think you will camp. If you will have your phone with you to take photo or video, make sure you bring a few portable phone chargers. You can also bring portable battery packs as well. For an inside look into portable batteries, read PLUG: An Insanely Powerful Portable Battery Pack from Forbes.

Getting to Bocas del Toro

When traveling to Bocas del Toro, you will have a few options to make it to the island. No matter what you choose, be sure to research and have everything planned ahead of time. Make sure you print directions in case you find yourselves in locations without internet access. To get there, you can fly or take a bus. If flying, you will take a bus once you land to a water taxi that will get you to the area you are traveling to.
Ready to travel to Bocas Del Toro? Stay at the Garden of Eden! We are your perfect destination to disconnect and enjoy a relaxing getaway. We also offer free wifi to allow you to check in during your trip, but we hope you have a relaxing stay. Check out our rates and accommodations today and contact us at to start planning your trip.