Monday, January 28, 2013

A visit to Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos, Pana

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Red Frog Beach is on the other side of Isla Bastimentos.
We hear it is a beautiful beach and so we head there for the morning.
A water taxi is $6 and entry to the beach is $3 each - I think it is a National Park?
Then you walk from the marina across the island to the beach.

We have a bit of a hunt for red frogs along the way,
but NO - none to be seen.
They mainly come out in the evenings or rain.
today is a bright, sunny day - so they are in hiding.

We get to the beach and head around the cliff.
There is a look-out to the right.
It is quite pretty - and very quiet.

There is a closed cafe.
The toilets are locked up.
It is 9.30 am and no-one is around.

We see a guy start to set up to rent out chairs and shelters.
My son decides to run amuck, and enjoy himself.

We head down the beach for a walk.
It is s peaceful - I am sure it is not like this most days.
There is a camping area to the left.
$50 to stay in a pre-erected tent.
you have to use a wheelbarrow to cart all your stuff there.
I wonder who is dreaming that anyone would want to do this?

We head back and he has a swing and enjoys himself.

We head back through the swamp islands to pack out bags.
We are heading out this afternoon for Isla Carenero.
Isla Bastimento is a bit rubbish filled and the water has been dirty.
So far the region of Bocus del Toro has been a bit of a disappointment.
I think it is flooded with tourists faster than it can cope.
I hope later today we have a bit of paradise at our next location.


  1. I love how you keep getting people to take photos of you everywhere, that must be so annoying to keep having to ask people!

    Are you promoting your blog? You need more traffic to your blog if you want to make money from that amazon widget.

    Keep up the good work, and promote your blog more now! The best way is to comment on others blogs with similar interests to yours...

    :) Kate

  2. Thanks Kate
    We find we often take photos for others who ask.
    Many people here travel alone so we find when we are asked we usually just swap cameras.
    It is also a great way to start to talk to other travellers.
    You just pick who loks safe with your camera!
    I guess I am so busy travelling, and researching education for my son - planning the next move I don't get to read too many other blogs, but I do comment on a few and only one person ever replied!
    Good idea though.
    I do like reading other parents who travel and get ideas too...
    Not many single Mums travelling and blogging I must say ....
    Keep the comments coming :)
    I love it!!


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