VENT Bocas del Toro Trip Report

Wildlife PanamaTranquilo Bay Eco Adventure Lodge was built on Bastimentos Island adjacent to the large Parque Nacional Isla Bastimentos in Panama’s Bocas del Toro Archipelago. I scouted this location in January 2011 and immediately knew it was a fantastic location for VENT tours. Participants also have opportunities to snorkel, kayak, fish, or swim in the warm Caribbean waters.  Jeri Langham

On his sixth Bocas del Toro trip, Jeri and his group added 22 new birds not seen on his previous five trips.  Read the entire report.  His trip for 2016 is already sold out, so if you want to travel with Jeri, you need to get on the list for 2017 (or convince him to take a second trip in 2016).

Linette Mansberger, on her third trip with Jeri to Tranquilo Bay and Bocas del Toro, took the dragonfly photo.  While Jeri’s trips are predominantly about the birds, they do take time to look at all the wildlife nature offers us.


Kirsten Hines’ Review of Tranquilo Bay

Eco Lodge Dock

Kirsten Hines, Jim Kushlan, and George Angehr visited us in April.  We were a stop on their seabird survey.  During their time in Panama, they covered some serious ground.  The next time we are in the city we will definitely be checking out the Biomuseum and George Angehr’s work.

Please take a look at Kirsten’s review of her trip and Tranquilo Bay specifically.  Tranquilo Bay was the last stop of their trip, so it is at the end of the trip review.

Thanks to Kirsten for taking the time to write up such a detailed review of her trip and her stay with us.  We appreciate it and we know how much it can help others who are making plans to travel to Panama.

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.