Healthy, delicious vegetarian, 100% organic & local Juices & meals will be provided using locally grown organic fruit and vegetables on every yoga retreat. Health and nutrition expert including Katherine Croston, part of the Yoga Retreats in Panama team will create the recipes used during this Retreat. All meals are based on the principles of good nutrition, health and good taste.
There is no meat or fish on the yoga retreats menu. All the food is vegetarian although we are open to accommodate different diet needs upon requests, please let us know about your needs. We use seasonal and local products that you will be amazed at, so we do not have a specific menu to offer before retreat… but you can trust us on this one that it will be a very important part of retreat ! YUM.
September and October are one of the most beautiful months in Bocas del Toro, at a season that is described by most like the Ïndian Summer”within the rainy season these months Bocas is at its best. Expect beautiful sunny days, the ocassional rain showers that keep it all green and lush beautiful with cooler mornings and nights.
Clear Waters and Smooth Ocean are also character of this season, in case you are interested in beach chilling, snorkeling, SUP Yoga or more we can offer those tours to you at great prices. It is great season for beautiful endless summer days anyways.
We can’t wait to see you and share some many new adventures with you. Namaste!
* October is also High Season in Panama, so make sure to reserve your spot with time :).
The additional costs would be:
- Full day trip to spectacular Zapatillas Islands – coral forests, ray and big fish snorkeling and idyllic beaches – $35 per person (includes $10 National Park entrance fee)
- All day Long Beach and Polo Beach hike–$10 per person
- Bahia Honda Bat Cave Trip with Indigenous guide–$20 per person
Cacao Wellness Treatment in our jungle spa–using the highly beneficial properties of cacao and jungle herbs, the cacao wellness treatment includes a full-body massage with plant-infused oils and herbal compresses, a body exfoliation using cacao, and a facial and head massage with cacao butter–$120 per person
There are a range of other massage options that you can book before – hand including:
- relaxation massage–$50 per person for a one-hour massage
- deep tissue massage–$70 per person for a one-hour masage
- traditional thai massage–$90 per person for a 90-minute massage
- herbal compress treatment–powerful massage with the warm softness of herbal compresses–$100 per person for a 90-minute massage
- thai-style foot massage–$45 per person for a 30-minute massage
OTHER THINGS TO DO
RENT YOUR OWN ATV WITH FLYING PIRATES
One of the best ways to explore Isla Colón is by ATV/quad bike, and the people at Flying Pirates, based on their own 600-hecatre finca (farm) on the way to Playa Bluff, can oblige. They rent out more than 30 of the fat-tired vehicles for use on or off-road, including 15km of trails on private land. The beach is off-limits.
You’ll be transported to and from downtown Bocas. There’s an information and booking truck in the center. Free beers and hot showers included after your day out.
STAY LONGER AND LEARN SPANISH WITH HABLA YA SPANISH SCHOOLS
This Spanish-language school, with branches in Boquete and Panama City, has a solid reputation. It offers a Spanish for Travelers course that lasts four hours and costs US$55. Classrooms are air-conditioned. Special rates available on lodging in its own dorms and in private rooms with host families.
VISIT THE NATIVE COMMUNITIES AND GET TO SPONSOR A CHILD’S EDUCATION WITH GIVE AND SURF
Give and Surf directly serves a population of over five hundred Ngobe community members living in the communities of Bahia Roja, Bahia Honda, and Solarte. These impoverished, remote communities survive mainly off subsistence living without electricity, running water, clean drinking water, and bathroom facilities. The area is provided insufficient government education for grades 1st-6th and has a limited number of resources and opportunities for prosperity.
For these reasons Give & Surf aims to provide substantive, hands-on, real world assistance and programs to a hundred and thirty children ages three to sixteen. Give & Surf has constructed and developed two schools in Bahia Honda and Bahia Roja that provide the following: a daily preschool and kindergarten, summer school, surf outreach mentorship program, after school program, Adult and Elementary School english programs, music program, and community development initiatives. Give & Surf and its supporters also sponsor the continued education of thirty students through a sponsorship program that provides the necessary transportation and school supplies needs of students ages 13-18.
Island Hop for a Few Days or More
Since Bocas it’s an archipelago and there are tons of things to do around the different islands, we truly recommend that if you are staying longer to take a day or two to island hop. Did you know that the majority of the locals know how to drive boats but very few drive cars? So Cool !
Destinations include Isla Carenero (US$1), Isla Bastimentos and Isla Solarte (US$5) and Red Frog Beach (US$8). Scheduled boats leave for Almirante (20 minutes, US$6) every half-hour. Staff is trained in safe boating and sustainable-tourism practices.
DINE OUT LIKE A LOCAL
While Bocas it’s a pretty small place to be, there are so many GOOD and varied options to eat out and most of them you will find to be absolutely different and in gorgeous settings.
We recommend EL ULTIMO REFUGIO
One of the best restaurants in Bocas town, this mellow North American–run place on the edge of the sea specializes in Caribbean and seafood dishes, with fare such as red curry calamari and miso-crusted grouper on the chalkboard. Service is friendly and the tranquil location makes it a great spot for a quiet, romantic dinner.
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