Boquete Panama to Uvita Costa Rica by Bus- Crossing the Border

There are two ways to get from Panama to Costa Rica by bus. The fastest and easiest is the Tracopa express bus from David to San Jose which appears to leave at 8:30 am and 1:00 pm. Tracopa has a website with schedules and prices but the schedule on line was not the schedule weContinue reading “Boquete Panama to Uvita Costa Rica by Bus- Crossing the Border”


Boquete is the largest town in the Chiriqui Highlands with a population of 22,000. It is most famous for coffee but it’s also a great starting point for hikes, bird watching and adventure sports such as zip lining. There is a Hostel Mamallena owned by the same group as the one in Panama City whichContinue reading “Boquete”

Panama City to Boquete by Bus with an Unplanned Detour

We started our day shoeless on the San Blais Islands from there we were transported back to Hostel Mamallena in Panama City. They have a bag storage area and they allowed us to leave our bigger bags there for the short trip to the islands. Our plan was to take the overnight bus from PanamaContinue reading “Panama City to Boquete by Bus with an Unplanned Detour”

Panama- Panama City

We flew to Panama City from Belize City on January 1st 2019. The Airport in Belize City is small. When you land, they wheel stairs up to the plane and you walk off onto the tarmac. The single line for customs is long and often overflows outside and on both of our trips there theContinue reading “Panama- Panama City”

Back to Caye Caulker and San Pedro

We started our day in San Ignacio. Our goal was to make the 1:30 pm ferry from Belize City to Caye Caulker. The buses to Belize City from San Ignacio run about every 30 minutes but we were unable to find a schedule anywhere so we just waited until a bus showed up. We caughtContinue reading “Back to Caye Caulker and San Pedro”

Mountain Pine Ridge- Barton Creek Cave and Big Rock Falls

We did this trip with a tour company. Most of the big tour companies in San Ignacio are on the main tourist street, Burns Avenue. Maya Walk looks to be the biggest. We asked there and were told $95 US for Barton Creek and $115 US for Barton Creek and Big Rock Falls. It’s alwaysContinue reading “Mountain Pine Ridge- Barton Creek Cave and Big Rock Falls”

San Ignacio Belize

We have been to San Ignacio twice. Harold and I went in 2017 and we returned on a trip with our adult children in 2019. The town did not change much between the visits so this post reflects both visits. You can get to San Ignacio from Belize City by air conditioned tourist bus forContinue reading “San Ignacio Belize”