Unlike guidebooks that try to offer a comprehensive list
of establishments, few of which the authors have ever visited, we only mention our favorite,
Bocas del Toro
In Bocas the restaurants are expensive, you can save money by
finding a place with a kitchen, even if it means paying a little more. La
Veranda is a lovely mid-range option owned by Heather a former nurse from
Canada. The place is simple but decorated with great taste. Rooms open onto a
deck surrounded by flowers and furnished with tables, chairs and a sofa.
Birdwatchers will be delighted by the variety tropical birds (including a few
species of hummingbirds) which feed on the flowers surrounding the deck. Have
a seat on the sofa, try some of Heather's home-made chocolate and the birds
will come. If you plan a trip to Bocas, make a point to stay at La Veranda.
Just before you arrive in the center of town you will pass a
hedge-row on the right and a sign for Dim's Hostal. Look no further for a
place to stay. Mirna the hostess will treat you right. Rooms in the $20 range
are cozy with private bath and ceiling fan and include breakfast. There is a
lovely patio out back and a flower garden livens up the yard. She will make
special meals on request and she can arrange tours to local attractions.
Bed and Breakfast
Pedasi, Los Santos,
Tel/Fax: (507) 995-2303