Playa Polo (North Beach)

Welcome to North Beach (Playa Polo). It is a great quiet beach. I found it the be a bit of a walk to the beach from Red Frog. i like how it is the typical Caribbean Island setting with the palm trees hanging over forming some shade for the guests. I found there to be only 6 other people on this amazing beach.

Location: Playa Polo, Bastimentos Island, Panama.
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
ISO: 32
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Exposure Time: 0.00033s (1/3000)

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Caldera River

This is Caldera River. This area is known for hot springs. I took a Collectivo taxi to the hot springs with a group of friends. The taxi dropped us off the the ‘end’ of the road and we had to walk 1.5km into a farm. The hot springs are on a private farm. We had two choices to enjoy the springs. One was in the middle of a paddock and the other was by the river. We chose the river. It was a good experience. I took the opportunity to relax before spending the night hiking Vulcan Baru.

 

Location: Playa Polo, Bastimentos Island, Panama.
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
Lens: iPhone 6 Plus back camera 4.15mm f/2.2
ISO: 32
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Exposure Time: 0.00028s (1/3600)

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Crossing the Border

The caribbean side of Panama and Costa Rica are known for Banana plantations. Back in the late 1800’s American Corporations were growing bananas in this region for the USA. They built a train line to be able to transport the bananas. This photo is of the train line crossing over the border of Panama and Costa Rica. It is not used today. The bananas are now shipped out of Almirante instead.

Location: Sixaola, Costa Rica.
Camera: iPhone 6 Plus
ISO: 32
Focal Length: 4.2mm
Aperture: f/2.2
Exposure Time: 0.0077s (1/300)

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Vulcan Baru

Vulcan Baru is the largest mountain in Panama. It sits at 3,474m (11,398 ft) above sea level. I hiked up and back in a day. The sunrise is spectacular. I got a chance to see the Caribbean and the Pacific Oceans at the same time for the top.

On the top of the volcano sits this cross. To me it was a reminder that every day is a gift that is given to us and we should treat each day as it is our last.

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Location: Vulcan Baru, Boquete, Chirriqui, Panama.
Camera: Nikon D7100
Lens: AF-S DX VR Nikkor 18-55mm f3.5-5.6G II
ISO: 100
Focal Length: 18mm
Aperture: f/3.5
Exposure Time: 0.00125s (1/800)