:: Bocas del Toro
The friendly and welcoming people of Bocas del Toro are an intriguing cultural mix of native Ngobe-Bugle Indians, English-speaking blacks of West Indian descent, "latinos" of mixed ancestry, and various nationalities of expatriates. While exploring the islands it is common to hear Spanish, Guari-Guari (the Creole language of Bocas del Toro), Patois (a mixture of Spanish, Afro-Antillean English, and Guari-Guari), as well as English.
Eclypse de Mar Acqua-Lodge lays on the northern bay of Bastimentos island, only eight minutes by boat from the Bocas town, where the airport is located.
The quaint and colorful town of Bastimentos is a small Afro-Antillean village, and 99% of the people are black. The islands discovered by Columbus in 1502, evolved into supply and repair stations for the shipping industry.
This explains island names like Bastimentos and Carenero, meaning “supplies” and “careening” respectively.
It is a paradise for diving and snorkeling through the coral reefs over the island. The best virgin beaches are located in Bastimentos island.
Every year, thousands of marine turtles return instinctively to these beaches to lay their eggs. Sloths, tropical birds, iguanas, butterflies, and the tiny brightly colored frogs are among the island`s wide range of animal inhabitants