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ISLA TABOGA

A releif from the heat and the traffic jam of the city


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Isla Taboga, also called the flower island(not that I saw that many of them) is about a hour ferry ride from Panama City.
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I had had enough of running around this huge town in the heat and humidity, I needed a break from traffic, cars, people. After all I did not come to Panama to hang out in a city. But yet I have to stay here because I am going to San Blas on saturday the 18th, tehrefore it makes no sense to go somwhere else.
Isla Taboga, is certainly not paradise island: the beach is small, just cute, not beautiful, but it's a great place to go when in need of getting out of the city, relax, sunbathe and swim.
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I got there around 10ish, walked around the little village all the way up to the top, there is a grat view from up there.

The houses are in the most various and funcky colors.
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After the hike I finally went to the beach, got a lounge chair and an ombrella(you must get one, 'cause the sun is brutal) and laid down all day alternating, reading, swimming and observing the huge flock of birds fishing in the water. I recognized pelicans and voltures, there was another species that I could not recognize.
I spent a whole day relaxing and really enjoied my time in the quiet.
So if you are in Panama City and need to get away from the craziness and want to relax, take just a day trip, you most likely do not need longer than that, have low expectations and go to Taboga!
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Posted by thonyc1968 18:34

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