international

  • Bocas del Toro, Panama

    Archipelago in Panama

     

    Located 5 hours away from San Jose, on the Caribbean is Bocas del Toro, Panama. Visitors have to cross the frontier to Panama and ride in a boat to get to Isla Colon, the main biggest Island in Bocas del Toro.

    Bocas del Toro is an archipelago, which main island is Isla Colon. It has a very small but colorful town fill with wood hotels and small restaurants. From Isla Colon some tours leave towards other smaller islands that have a particular attraction. It is possible to visit the Red Frog Beach, which is good for surfing and hiking to see the famous red frogs. Punta Catedral, Starfish Beach and Dolphin Bay are three of the main attractions around the place.

    The biodiversity of the places and the primitive ways of living of it population, makes Bocas del Toro an unique touristic destination. Close by it is possible tosee indigenous reserves, and walk on private natural reserves.

     

    Banana Adventure Tours offers services to plan a trip to Bocas del Toro, Panama. It can be a group or individually. We also offer vacation options in several places in Panama City.

     Bocas del Toro - Starfish Beach

     

  • Nicaragua

    Granada - The closest colonial city from Costa Rica

     

    Granada is a beautiful Nicaraguan town located about an hour from the frontier between Costa Rica and Nicaragua. It is a small colonial town that still keeps its historical buildings and atmosphere. Next to the town lays the Nicaraguan Lake, that some time ago used to be home of sweet water sharks, unique to the area. Nowadays, they seem to be extinct.

    Arriving to Granada is easy, although it might be a tiring trip depending on the way you go. You may arrive to Granada from Costa Rica, in four differente ways:

    1. Bus tour - Premade international tours
    2. Public bus - Tica Bus or Nica Bus
    3. Domestic flight - offeredby Nature Air
    4. Car (your own with a special permit. Rented cars are not allowed)

    Nicaragua is very inexpensive compared to Costa Rica, so tours are very accesible. Granada is full of architectural jewels and colonial history, museums and rich culture.

    In the area, there are many tours that can be enjoyed: Masaya Volcano National Park, Boat ride at the Lake to see the islets, visit to the Momotombo Island, canopy tour at Mombacho Volcano.

     

    Banana Adventure Tours offers services to plan a trip to Granada, Nicaragua. It can be a group or individually. We also offer vacation options in several places in Nicaragua.

     Granada - Nicargaua