As my friends and I raced the full length of Panama to reach a frontier town called "Chirique Grande" we were hoping to make it there in time to catch a water taxi to Bocas del Toros, our final destination. This little fishing and port town was rather "unsavory" as described by our taxi driver even though he had never been there. He had never even been out of Panama City which is where we started! Five full sized guys in a Toyota Corolla was difficult enough but to have to spend the night in this town was worrisome to our driver. You guessed it. We arrived too late to catch the last boat so we ended up spending the night. This is a shot I took from the taxi station near a main pier. It was already hot and muggy to add to the very early rise. I'd certainly recommend Panama but I'm not so sure of Chirique Grande. Here's a link to the hotel we stayed in.