I am planning a solo 10-14 day trip to Bocas Del Toro this holiday season and would like some advice on activities and must do’s. I will be in Panama City for Christmas and in Bocas Del Toro for New Years. I would love to spend both holidays as the locals do, and immerse in the local traditions. Any highlights? Any fun tribal New Year’s parties on the beach in Bocas?
I will be taking the bus from PC to Almirante just to see the country, no matter how long it takes=) For the scenery aspect, is it worth it? I have been advised to dress warmly=) Anyone have any theft on the bus?
So far I plan to take Spanish classes with Spanish by the Sea and partake in some of the excursions on the water and rainforest. Any tips?
I am also planning to cram into the schedule diving certification with Yellow Jack and renting a room with them for a few days.
I would really love to “island hop” between the archipelagos. Any must sees or great camping areas directly on the beach with palm trees for a hammock?
Any feedback on Coral Cay Cabins and The Buccaneer Resort? They seem to be affordable for a backpacker (under $100) and offer unique rooms; cabana & over the water features. Any other cheep over-the-water rooms I should check-out?
Thank you all for your help!