The bat cave will make the top ten list for sure! A short bus ride up the road and a one dollar entrance fee gets us unguided admission into La Gruta, a cave filled with a lot of bats.
Super mama Liz carried her 4 year old through the entire cave.
This cluster of bats doesn't even begin to represent how many bats we encountered.
Luis easily filled the role of tour guide.
The boys were brave and forged ahead. The cave makes a sharp left turn, so we didn't know he far it would go or if there was an exit or what. Rand this bend was a lair of bats with 2 foot wing spans. We made a lot of ruckus and they woke up and began screeching. We all imagined the horror of hundreds of bats swarming and swooping around us.
The girls needed coaxing and nearly turned around, but the boys encouraged us to keep on going.
Liz and Peter at the exit.
We visited their labs and met scientists. Their main area of research is cataloging all of the marine life in Panama.
A well deserved juice break on the way home.
Location:Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro.