Bocas Town is still this laid back funky town with a Caribbean vibe. It will never be Cancun! Several new businesses have opened up and is changing the landscape of the the town with more provided amenities.. Surfers, backpackers, divers, retirees, locals and naturalist make up the nucleus of this island community. It is a wonderful small diverse community of all types of tropical minded people from all over the world. They either live in town, close to town or remotely on one of the 9 islands in the archipelago,
Due to the popularity of international tourism here in Panama, more amenities are needed to keep pace with the tourists, part time and full time residents to grow with the town. Several new bars/restaurants have opened, also tropical clothes shops, electric bicycles and 4 wheel quad rentals, tour operators, hardware stores, cellular shops, dive shops, hostels, and jungle lodges. A Mailbox Etc “MBE” is here for mail and packages. Container services and box services are also here.The new hospital is nearing completion. Also a boat pull-out facility has been built on the mainland to accommodate all the private boats here in Bocas for hurricane season, as we do not have those here.
All this makes living here so much much more convenient than in the early days! It is a good time to be here! Maybe it is time to make a life style change of your own and come join the community. See ya here!