Kaona o Bocas

ʻO Bocas Del Toro, Panama

ʻAʻole hiki iā ʻoe ke kūkulu i ke kūlanakauhale e like me kēia i kēia lā. ʻO kahi hapa o ka hana kilokilo e pili ana i nā hale ʻaina he 50-plus, nā hōkele, a me nā kaola e hohola ana ma nā pou lāʻau ma luna o ke Kai Caribbean. Ua kūkulu ʻo United Fruit Company, aka ʻo Chiquita Banana, i nā hale he 100 a me nā makahiki i hala. ʻO ke ahiahi e inu ana i ka cocktail ma kekahi o kēia mau hale ʻoiai e nānā ana i ka panga boat taxis zip by ʻaʻole ia he mea kupanaha.

ʻO ka hele ʻana i kēia ʻāina me he mea lā. Eia naʻe, haʻalele nā ​​huakaʻi pololei i kēlā me kēia lā mai Panama City, Panama, a me San Jose, Costa Rica a i Bocas Town. ʻO ke ala holo 5,000 kapuaʻi, aia ma ka lihi o ke kūlanakauhale, hiki ke hoʻokipa maʻalahi i nā mokulele 40-pāpaʻa. Ke pae ʻoe, he 10 mau minuke hele wāwae i ke alanui nui ma ke kaona ʻo Bocas. Ke hoʻopau ʻo Bocas Bali i ke kūkulu ʻana, e holo kā mākou mau malihini i ka holo moku he 10 a 20 mau minuke mai ke kaona ʻo Bocas Town a i ko mākou mokupuni.

I ka manawa he kaiāulu liʻiliʻi hiamoe, ke neʻe wikiwiki nei ʻo Bocas del Toro mai kahi huakaʻi huakaʻi mileniuma i kahi paradaiso hoʻomaha hoʻomaha ʻoi aku ka maikaʻi no nā mea āpau. ʻAʻole ʻoe e nele i ka noho ʻana a me ka ʻai. Hoʻopaʻa ʻo TripAdvisor i 244 mau waiwai, me 32 mau hōkele, 125 hale noho "specialty", a me 87 B&B a me nā hale hoʻokipa. Loaʻa nā kumukūʻai mai $15-$600 i ka pō. Hoʻopaʻa inoa ʻo TripAdvisor i nā hale ʻaina 123 - noho ka hapalua o lākou ma ke kaona ʻo Bocas, kahi e hāʻawi ai ke mele ola i ke kani kani no kahi ola pō olaola a puni ka makahiki.

Aia ma ke kaona ʻo Bocas, e ʻike ʻoe i nā hana pau ʻole. ʻO ka poʻe ʻōpio mai ka honua holoʻokoʻa e lawe mai i ka ikehu i ke kaona, a ʻo ka hele ʻana ma ke alanui nui e hōʻike i nā ʻano makahiki a me nā lāhui. Ua ʻike ʻo Downtown Bocas i nā hoʻomaikaʻi koʻikoʻi i nā makahiki i hala iho nei, ʻaʻole naʻe ma ka lilo o kona nani.

He iwakālua makahiki mai kēia manawa aku e ʻōlelo ai nā kānaka, “E hoʻomanaʻo i ka ʻoi o ke kaona ʻo Bocas i ka wā kahiko? Ua piha nā alanui i ka poʻe ʻōpio o ke ao holoʻokoʻa; Ke ʻike nei ka poʻe mākaʻikaʻi waiwai i kēia wahi, a hiki iā ʻoe ke lawe i kahi moku kūloko i kahi mokupuni kokoke no $5 wale nō. Me he mea lā aia ʻo Bocas i kahi "makahiki gula" ke kūpono nā mea a pau.