Proud Moment

Yohany Miranda came to work at Tranquilo Bay in December 2005. She was around when we brought Boty home from the hospital. She had Boty speaking Spanish at age one.


After a period of a few years, Yohany decided she needed to try things out in the city. So she headed to Panama and got a job. With a commute of at least an hour and a half each direction, the job in Panama City wasn’t as fun as she thought it might be. So, she went back to Puerto Muelles to decide what to do.

We found out she was back at home without a job and asked her to come back to TB. She did.   After a period of time she confessed that she really wanted to go to university to get a degree. We told her to find an university that would allow her to take her classes online or to go on occasions to school rather than needed to attend in person each day. She found one.

We told her if she made an A or a B we would pay for the class. Needless to say she made only As and Bs.

Last Saturday Jim and I attended a graduation. Yohany graduated from college, with a degree in Tourism, in about four years. The entire time she was attending school she was working full-time for us. Jay, Jim and I along with the children and all of our staff could not be more proud of her. I cried at the graduation. I think I might have been the only person there that cried. We are so proud of her. She has worked so hard and developed into an amazing person over the eight plus years that we have known her.


We joke that we have already paid for our first college education, but really we have. Spending the time to work with an employee and help her grow into a better version of herself has been so rewarding to us. We are so grateful for who she is and who she is becoming and because of her we look forward to finding ways to help other employees in one way or another.

Congratulations Yohany! Enjoy your vacation because we can’t wait for you to get back to work.

Accommodations Video

I have been spending some time on our YouTube channel recently and I decided to pull a few of the videos back out for some of you who might not have seen them previously.   While it is hard to get a good feel for what it is like to visit us here in paradise, this video does a pretty good job of presenting you with some of the sights you could encounter.

La Montana y el Valle Coffee Estate Inn

Jim and I went to La Montana y el Valle Coffee Estate Inn for our 20th wedding anniversary at the end of July and beginning of August.  We had a wonderful time staying with Jane and Barry.  They took great care of us and helped us to find all of Boquete’s hidden gems.  We thought it would be a good idea to create a video of our stay with them for our guests to consider adding on a stay in Boquete to one of their Panama vacations.  Take a look for yourselves.

Honeymoon Destination Four Weddings

Tranquilo Bay prepared a special honeymoon adventure escape itinerary for the winning bride and groom on TLC’s Four Weddings for their episode Four Weddings and a Wax Museum. This itinerary includes seven-nights at Tranquilo Bay with a different adventure or romantic escape each day. This itinerary gives a honeymooning couple the best of two worlds, action and respite. One night during their stay the honeymooners will have a private candle-lit dinner outside on the porch of the main building.

For more information about this particular itinerary – see here:

If you are ready to book your honeymoon at Tranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge, contact us so we can help you.