Bocas is still this laid back funky town with a Caribbean vibe. Lately there has been an influx of new businesses opening up that is changing the landscape of the the town.
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. Many new bars/restaurants have opened, also tropical clothes shops, electric bicycle 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. 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 easier than in the early days! It is a good time to be here!