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Gran Hotel Bahia

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November 25, 2009 | Almirante isn’t a particularly beautiful place, but it’s where the water taxi place was to take us to Bocas del Toro.  It’s roughly a 30 minute or so ride to Bocas del Toro by water taxi and cost us $4 per person.

Bocas Towne is on Isla Colon, the largest island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, located in the Caribbean.   When we arrived, it was immediately apparent that the climate was much warmer and typical of the Caribbean.  I got pretty sweaty in the 10-15 minute walk to our hotel, Gran Hotel Bahia.

The hotel looks pretty cool from the outside but my parents were less impressed with the inside. It’s an older place and feels like it.  I didn’t mind so much but *shrugs* ya know, parents.   We paid $116 per night for 2 nights for the 4 of us.  At least we had AC.  Bocas del Toro was very touristy and good for surfers.


Written by Jessica

September 9, 2010 at 10:05 PM