US Recession Causes Dip in Tourism to Bocas del Toro
Monday, November 22 2010 @ 04:55 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
The area which includes more than 50 islands, primarily Isla Colon, Bastimentos, Carenero, and Bocatorito, has seen investments in structures of more than $25 million dollars in recent years. Places were just ten years ago went unnoticed both at home and abroad are now tourist resorts worth millions of dollars.
ACTIVITY: IMPROVEMENTS - The province of Bocas del Toro has become a leading tourist destination for both Panamanians and foreigners, and the authorities, in this case Mayor Anderson, are confident the situation will improve in the coming months. (La Critica)
Editor's Comment: Yup. Obviously if you've lost your job and your house, you probably don't have the money to blow on a vacation to Bocas del Toro or anywhere else for that matter. Many people in Bocas are looking towards the upcoming dry season with high hopes of a turn-around.