On our way back from Boquete/Caldera we made a stop on the Pacific side at a little place called Boca Chica. We left the rental car at the end of the road and took a boat to to place we stayed: Pacific Bay Resort (PBR).
The next day we went to a set of three hot springs down in the valley. Each had different temperatures: hot, hotter, and scalding. At a nearby river, the warm water from the hot springs joins the cold river water. My first guess was that Naoko was peeing up stream from me. I turned out to be wrong.
The clouds would roll into the valley over the mountain tops and then a few minutes later roll out again. At dusk we would sit on the porch with a glass of red wine and watch the fireflies. The nearby stream added to the peacefulness, but only to be interrupted by howler monkeys in the distance.
Next to the house was a restaurant which we ate at and we were the only guests. They had amazing home made juices/smoothies, such as a basil cilantro mojito (without alcohol) and a hibiscus with beets, ginger, and spearmint... hmm... yummy.
Shigeyo practicing her leg modeling in the meadow on the valley floor.
When we were in Boquete we took a coffee tour at Kotowa farms. Kotowa is some of the best coffee available for consumption in Panama. Of course, the really good stuff is exported. Those of you coffee snobs who drink "Stumptown" can thank the coffee growers and pickers (Ngobe people) of Boquete. All of their coffee comes from here. Our tour guide was Hans, a quirky gentleman from Holland with a fabulous sense of humor.
Meet Mr. Kuanidup. The chef is also a master sculptor.
The dinner bell. When the bell rings, food appears. Strange phenomenon.
At night when you walk out on to the dock and look into the water you can see lights that illuminate for half a second. While some call it "bioluminescence," others prefer "illuminati", "proximitus glownotious" or "hey, look the frickin fish are glowing!"