Thanks to Dockwalk Magazine for highlighting us in this month’s issue! There is a great article titled “A Port for All Seasons” highlighting our marina for yachts and boats of all sizes, any time of year.
Red Frog Beach Marina in Dockwalk Magazine
That’s our marina pictured on the left (recognize the Caribbean rainforest?) and the description is in the top right column.
Our marina has hosted mega yachts at all times of the year. Enthusiasts love our marina for the Caribbean location that is virtually hurricane-free! Learn more about the Red Frog Beach Marina on our website.
Thank you again to the Dockwalk editors for recognizing us!
We have been happy to host Adam and Hannah from Getting Stamped! It sounds like they were able to see and do a lot from their home base at Red Frog Beach Resort. Inbetween activities and relaxing at the villa’s private pool, here’s what we heard about their time at the Feria del Mar!
View of Ismito beach, a 7 minute boat ride from Red Frog Beach Resort, during the Feria del Mar, Sept 2013
Gentlemen start your engines! The annual boat races in Bocas Del Toro saw near perfect weather this past Sunday.
The event drew a nice crowd that lined Istmito Beach and the pavilions stationed near the festival. In addition to the action in the water, the Feria del Mar was in full swing offering up variety of tasty treats and local libations. There was a great community aspect on the beach; everyone was happy and enjoying some good music, food, great company, and of course racing.
Before the event we got a chance to get close to some of these sleek racing machines and talk with the owners. Several boats boasted detailed art work and high gloss paint. A fair amount of pride goes into these vessels, after all it is a boating community here on the Islands.
The day starts with the 15hp motor class and worked its way up to the big guns (75 hp) by evening. Spurred on by a sizeable cash prize the drivers push there crafts to the limit. The long narrow panganitas glide across the sea with only a portion of the hull in water. Following the oval course, laid out by buoys in the bay, the boatmen strive for best time as they run individual laps. With a spray of salt water, they lean hard into the turns. The straightaways see the bow bounce heavily while the motor turns at top speed.
Win, lose, or just watch it’s a great way to spend a Sunday afternoon in the Caribbean islands of Bocas Del Toro.
The new Spanish language vacation guide is out! Check it out and dream of your next vacation.
Check out the Guide here–http://bit.ly/169sfvG
We have agents available speaking Spanish and English to help you plan a getaway to Red Frog Beach Resort. Hope to see you soon!
What it means to be Red Frog Beach Island Resort
You could say it started 8,000-6,000 years ago when the Bocas del Toro archipelago began to separate from the mainland. This created rich rainforest separated at times by only several hundred feet of Caribbean Sea. The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute explains that it is a “major puzzle for researchers” to comprehend how more than 16 color morphs of the Strawberry poison-dart frog developed in Bocas del Toro in such a short span.
Isla Bastimentos is known for Red frogs. Visit neighboring islands for brilliant blue, orange and yellow variations!
Isla Bastimentos, our home island, is host to a special line of red frogs. They are small, as a nickel under a leaf in the rainforest, but they are bold in color and sound. Our island frogs are bright red, sometimes with blue legs and usually with black spots. They make a sharp chirp like crickets on a muggy evening—you can’t miss it.
We like that one of the best beaches in the Americas is named after such a humble and intriguing character: Red Frog Beach.
If you’d like to spend an afternoon learning some of the local biology, we can show you the red frogs at our protected nature preserve, then boat to the neighboring islands to find variations of brilliant green, blue, orange, and yellow poison-dart frogs.
DID YOU KNOW they are named after the indigenous tradition using the frog’s poison on their blowgun darts for hunting?
Keep your eyes out for the Strawberry poison-dart frogs around Red Frog Beach
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute is actively involved in studying these frogs, along with other unique aspects of our region from the coral fields to evolving mangroves and ancient rainforests. These efforts are based out of their local Bocas Station with several specialists enriching our understanding and appreciation for the natural environment here.
- Poison-dart frogs, as with many of our animal kingdom neighbors, are sensitive to human interaction. To protect them, and you, please let them be when you see them.
- If you have handled a frog or its habitat it is smart to wash your hands afterwards!
What intrigues you about our rainforest ecology? What poison-dart frogs have you seen or are on your list?
A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for – John A. Shedd
With or without a ship, what motivates you to get out of the “harbor”?
Snorkeling in crystal blue waters is a great activity for couples. Discover vibrant sea life from coral to fish to starfish around Bocas del Toro.
With a destination wedding at a stunning Caribbean island, your family and friends will have a lot to celebrate. A recent press release shares the magic of a wedding with Red Frog Beach Island Resort.
It is the secluded beach gaining accolades from travel and wedding gurus, including the Travel Channel and MSNBC. Red Frog Beach Island Resort has the service, amenities, locations, and activities to pamper the Bride and Groom as well as their guests.
Spacious, well-appointed private villas are a luxurious home base.
With dedicated wedding specialists, it is a relaxing and rewarding experience from start to finish. For exclusive events “in May, June, September and October, guests actually can rent the entire island resort.” See the full article here!