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Our Discover Panama Trip \ Photos

Arriving at the dock for our Gatun Lake tour
Cruising down the Panama Canal
Our Gatun Lake guide
Dredging on the Panal Canal
up close and personal with a capuchin monkey
The Titi monkey
A curious and tiny Titi monkey
Titi monkeys look out from the island at us
Capuchin monkey
Capuchin monkey
huge tankers on the Panama Canal
Dredging the Panama Canal
Matt enjoys the Panamanian cuisine
Authentic Panamanian cuisine
Looking out over Panama City
View of Old Town in Panama City
Panama flag
Toucan
Panama City overlook
Beautiful morning in Boquete
Breakfast at hotel Villa Marita
Villa Marita breakfast
outside our casita at Villa Marita
The organic lettuce farm behind Villa Marita
organic lettuce
workers packaging the lettuce
cutting the lettuce
Visiting Baru Volcano National Park
In the cloud forrest outside Boquete
touring Finca Lerida
enjoying Finca Lerida espresso
La Milagrosa coffee farm
Plinio describes the different types of coffee plants
Coffee fruit
Drying the coffee
hand-picking the coffee beans for roasting
the coffee washing invention
Our guide describes the coffee washing process
washing the coffee fruit
pouring the coffee fruit into the machine
raw coffee fruit
Finca La Milagrosa coffee
roasting the coffee beans
fresh Panamanian coffee
the coffee packaging process
yummy Panamanian coffee
Beautiful view of the canyon in Boquete
Panoramic view outside Boquete
Transferring to Tranquilo Bay
Around Bocas del Toro
Beautiful Bocas del Toro
First glimpse of Tranquilo Bay
Our casita at Tranquilo Bay
Our casita room at Tranquilo Bay
Pups at Tranquilo Bay
Bird viewing up in the tower
Ramon shows up the specific bird species
Dining room at Tranquilo Bay
Heading to the bat cave!
Matt and our guide Ramon
Our guide and driver from Tranquilo
homes on the water around Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro
heading into the mangroves of Bocas del Toro
Getting into our kayaks
Matt settling into his kayak
Kayaking through the jungle
Ramon and Matt kayaking in the mangroves
bird watching around Tranquilo
kayaking into the jungle
Lynessa in her kayak
beginning our hike to the bat cave
Our guide describes the different plants along the hike
Indigenous family on our hike
cacoa tree
poison dart frog
mud on our jungle hike
Entrance to the bat cave
bats on the cave ceiling
Matt and our guide watching the bats
our guide points to a scorpion spider
Navigating the footing in the bat cave
Matt and Lynessa in the bat cave
Ramon and Lynessa in the bat cave
the bats looking down on us
Our guide leads us deeper into the bat cave
hiking out of the cave into the sunshine
the bat cave
Lynessa kayaks in the jungle
Matt kayaking through the jungle vines
Kayaking trip selfie
Matt kayaking in the jungle
rare butterfly along our kayak trip
view from my kayak
the elusive two-toed sloth!
relaxing back at the boat
viewing three toed sloths on the island
Juvenile three-toed sloth
using binoculars to view the sloths
relaxing with a beer in the hammock outside our cabin
Our guide explains flora and fauna on Cayo Zapatilla national park
Hiking on Cayo Zapatilla
wildlife watching on Cayo Zapatilla
Watch your step!
our guide explains the ecology on Cayo Zapatilla
Hiking to the other shore on Cayo Zapatilla
wildlife watching down the beach on Cayo Zapatilla
Matt chats with our guide Natalia
trying out local the headache cure
local medicine for a headache
our guide shows the unhatched turtle eggs
unhatched turtle eggs
Natalia describes the turtle hatching process
driftwood on Cayo Zapatilla
Natalia digs to rescue any turtle eggs that hatched
view off Cayo Zapatilla
hiking along the coast of Cayo Zapatilla
digging and looking for turtle eggs
Our guides' former home on Cayo Zapatilla
Map of Bastimentos Island National Marine Park
dock at Cayo Zapatilla
Looking out on the marine reserve
Bastimentos Island National Marine Reserve
Bastimentos Island National Marine Reserve
welcome to Cayo Zapatilla #2
Bastimentos Island National Marine Reserve
Matt and I enjoying Bastimentos Island National Marine Reserve
hiking through Cayo Zapatilla
our guide Natalia describes the fallen mega tree
note the native language written below the Spanish
the youngest leaves are red
Matt paddle boarding off the island
Matt's successful paddle board dismount
Matt fishing in the sea kayak
island selfie
Paddle boarding around the island
Matt paddle boarding on Cayo Zapatilla
Matt relaxing with a cerveza
Lynessa on Cayo Zapatilla beach
gorgeous beach view with the clouds
Matt fishing off the island point
grabbing refreshments after our swim
Kayaking on Cayo Zapatilla
Island explorations with Balboa beer
Yep, Matt is still fishing
paddle boarding off the island
enjoying the island life
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
three-toed sloth outside our cabin at Tranquilo Bay
viewing the sloth at Tranquilo Bay
excellent chicken and pasta cuisine at Tranquilo Bay
Sunrise at Tranquilo Bay
the main lodge at Tranquilo Bay
gourmet breakfast made to order at Tranquilo Bay
Dining area at Tranquilo Bay
sunrise at the Tranquilo Bay dock
sunrise at Tranquilo Bay
Tranquilo Bay dock
leaving Tranquilo Bay
boat transfer from Tranquilo to Bocas
Bocas Town
flying over Cayo Zapatillas
The Panama Canal construction
Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal
Ships entering the locks on the Panama Canal
Miraflores locks in the Panama Canal
Matt at the Panama Canal
outside the Miraflores locks
Rachel shows us her classroom
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Gelato in Old Town Panama City
Gelato in Old Town, Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
view from the waterfront in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Intersection of old meets new
panorama of the waterfront in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
looking out on the waterfront in Casca Viejo
Touring Old Town in Panama City
family on the waterfront
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Touring Old Town in Panama City
Dinner in Panama City
Hiking Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
Matt finding artifacts
Hiking Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
watching ants in the park
snack break on our hike!
Hiking Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
View from Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
Hiking Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
Hiking Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
old shrapnel in Panama City
family hike in Panama City
Family hike in Panama City
Family snack time on our hike in Panama City
family watching the turtles
Rachel, Toby, and Lynessa at the top!
Matt and Lynessa sweating on our hike
View of Panama City skyline
turtles at Metropolitan National Park in Panama City
boys watching the turtles at the park in Panama City
Turtles in the park
Toby watches the turtle at the park
buying ceviche at the Fish Market in Panama City
Ceviche at the Fish Market in Panama City
ceviche at the Fish Market in Panama City!
shaved ice with dulce de leche!
Panama City skyline
Rachel and I on the waterfront
navigating through traffic in Panama City
Fish market in Panama City
Looking out on the Panama City waterfront
Rachel and her family at the fish market
Panama City skyline from the Fish Market
saying goodbye to Rachel and Horst

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