Isla Bastimentos is 20 sq-miles; an island within the Bocas del Toro District. Isla Bastimentos houses a small town, an Indigenous villiage, the Red Frog Villas and Red Frog Marina, Bocas Bound Hostel, Casa Kayuka, and the Pal Mar Tent Lodge. A portion of the island also encompasses a portion of Panama's first national park; Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park which stretches from Playa Larga on Bastimentos across to neighboring Cayos Zapitillas and Coral Cay. Isla Bastimentos is a quiet place where tourists come to bask in the sun or catch a wave on one of the five ocean-side beaches. Brian, Paul, and I hiked along jungle paths toward the beaches...we were ready for a bit of FUN!
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Fabulous view! Not a bad lookin' couple, either![/caption]
At Red Frog Beach, the guys checked out the surf.
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'Jesus' Lizard - these critters have this nickname because they can run so fast on their back legs they can run across water for significant distances without sinking, essentially they can 'walk on water.'[/caption]
With a few hours remaining until sunset, still plenty of time to catch some waves!
These guys packed a bundle of energy after
they were done surfing! Good thing we had lots of open space to play.