Industry Updates

September 2022

Bocas Bali in Panama Joins Nayara Resorts

Nayara Resorts has expanded its reach into Panama with the addition of Bocas Bali to its portfolio.

Originally opened in 2021, the all-inclusive, adults-only Bocas Bali property has 16 over-water villas on a private island in the Bocas del Toro area, off the Caribbean coast. Fringed by approximately three miles of coral reefs, the property is known for its fully solar-powered, off-the-grid accommodations and its commitment to protecting the coral reefs and mangroves.

The 16 over-water villas enable guests to snorkel, paddle-board or kayak directly from their rooms. Some villas offer glass floor panels for viewing underwater marine life, while others have saltwater pools and steps leading to the sea. In fall 2022, the property will unveil its first Treehouse. There are plans to add several more later this year and the next, with some "floating" 40 feet above ground.

The Balinese-inspired Elephant House restaurant sits on stilts over the Caribbean Sea; and the poolside Coral Café offers an al fresco setting for a casual breakfast, lunch or snacks. Both restaurant bars serve handcrafted cocktails; The Tipsy Bar on Kupu-Kupu Beach is ideal for sipping on a tropical cocktail.

Activities include snorkeling, paddle boarding, scuba diving, fishing, kayaking through the mangroves and spotting dolphins in the bay. Off property, guests can take a seaplane to Isla Escudo de Veraguas, a remote island known for its three-toed pygmy sloths. Other excursions include visiting indigenous chocolate farms and a visit to Monkey Island.

Bocas Bali uses solar energy, purified rainwater and an eco-friendly wastewater treatment system engineered specifically for a mangrove island. Five environmental studies were conducted to ensure the property posed no risk to the habitat’s mangroves and crystal-clear waters. The over-water buildings were specifically placed to mitigate any interference with the surrounding coral reefs.

Rates are inclusive of unlimited dining at The Elephant House restaurant; breakfast, lunch and snacks at The Coral Café; villa fridges stocked with drinks and snacks; unlimited liquors and wines; paddle boarding; kayaking; snorkeling gear; gym access; a boat transfer from Bocas Town to Bocas Bali (and back); free Wi-Fi in rooms and common areas; concierge service; and room service.

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Ground Handling Services for Cruise Lines 

From the moment your guests disembark in Port of Panama (Fuerte Amador in Panama City or Colon 2000 in Colon) Tsar Events’ team gives you the professional and reliable on-shore service you need. 

We’ll help you with everything: from classical city sightseeing to special interest behind-the-scene experiences, from Recreation Activities & Adventures to relaxing shopping tours.

All our shore excursions are created by a team of experts who know the destination inside out. We design and deliver a wide range of innovative shore excursions appealing to all tastes and ages using the best local professional guides and highest quality transportation


We provide the following services for Groups & Individual guests arriving to Panama by Cruise ships:


Main focus is on customer satisfaction. Our goal is to follow upcoming trends and developments on the market to remain sensitive to the needs of our beloved guests. We constantly train our tour guides to satisfy growing demand of larger cruise ships. 

                  • Guides: our guides are professionally trained, experienced, hospitable and well groomed. We are able to provide a large number of professional multi-lingual guides on both ports – Bfuerte Amador and Colon. English, German, Portuguese, Russian and other lang8uanges are available.
                  • Transportation: we have our own high-quality modern fleet of Minivans (Mercedes Vito) and Minibuses (Mercedes Sprinters). Plus we have excellent relationships with transport providers and maintain regular checks on both vehicles and drivers – constantly working to improve standards
                  • Timing of excursions: we update our tours according to traffic situations and other important factors to ensure timely stops and returns.
                  • Port Authority: we maintain excellent relations with both the Port Authorities (Fuerte Amador in Panama City and Colon 2000 in Colon) and Tourism Authorities.
                  • Dispatch: we ensure adequate amount of experienced staff for smooth timely dispatch of excursions. We liaise with ship staff and transport providers until last minute before docking to ensure smooth quick operation.