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Claire and Marcella, two eclectic women driven to explore the world, joined Bastimentos Alive on one of our tours. Read their experience in Bastimentos and get inspired by their other travel stories from all over the globe.

We are happy to be a part of your stories, Claire and Marcella.

President of Panama on Isla Bastimentos

On Tuesday 15 March, the President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela was lucky enough to visit the most beautiful part of Panama, Isla Bastimentos. 

The representative of Isla Bastimentos, Ashburn Dixon, invited his good friend to pay a visit to Bastimentos to open the new infoplaza, discuss several important issues and show him around on our beautiful island. Of course the president could not refuse such an offer and finally on the 15th of March this day arrived.

Throughout the last few months, a non-profit organization called Give and Surf has been working there butts off building, painting and preparing the infoplaza for this visit. The result: a community center for kids and adults where they can learn, play and educate themselves and others in important skills behind the computer.

In the President's speech he promised, among other things, to improve the water and sewage problem, deliver a boat ambulance and to build a new basketball court.

Juan Carlos (I can call him by his first name), thank you for your visit and see you soon (to address all the other issues that still need solving on Bastimentos). Maybe you can join me on one of the Bastimentos Alive tours next time you're here. 

Also a big shout out to Give and Surf for all the good they do for the island's community!

Bastimentos Alive now available on

It is with great pride we can announce that the Bastimentos Alive tours are now on is the world's leading resource for travelers, providing them with the best tours all around the world. By offering our tours through, travelers from all over the world who have plans to visit Bocas del Toro can now book our tours way in advance. is a Tripadvisor owned company. Because of this, on the Bastimentos Alive Tripadvisor page, you can now find a "book now" button. This button will redirect you to the Viator website, where you can find the Bush & Beach Hike and Polo's Paradise Madness tour. It displays a detailed description, highlights and photos of the tours.

Bastimentos Alive will continue to improve its online presence. We will do anything to make sure our future customers will have an easier and more secure way of booking our tours.

Cheers to success!