RED FROG BEACH, BASTIMENTOS ISLAND (BOCAS DEL TORO) ** THE CARIBBEAN SEA ** PANAMA
5th-6th MAY 2012
(UK) - Wild Things Records
(UK) - Nano Rec / Neon / Twisted
(UK) - Triskele Management
(UK) - GeoParadise
(ES) - GeoParadise
(CAN) - Sonesta Records
(PA) - BPM
(PA) - BPM
(PA) - BPM
(PA) - BPM
Many more DJ's to come
Welcome to the fourth edition in our series of free Full Moon Gatherings
So, here it is, a bit late in the posting, number 4 on our series of Caribbean Full Moon Gatherings. This time on the world famous Red Frog Beach, Bastimentos Island in Bocas del Toro. Flying in all the way from England, three amazing artists from the chill out, progressive and full on UK psytrance family. Beardy Weirdy will be laying down the much anticipated debut album Squelch Monster (official release date: May 12th). Simon Baring will rearrange your grey matter with an undoubtedly twisted rendition on the ones and twos and the stupendously experienced Robin Triskele will be bringing home the veggie bacon like only a psy goddess of her caliber could do. At its best MI5 will be on site with the deepest dance music going. From Costa Rica we have Phoenix with fully psychedelic and mind-blowing music. Lua Meiga, our resident Galician spinner, will as usual weave her own blend of magic. Crossing the country from the capital the BPM crew headed by the irrepressible Murlidelic are for sure gonna rock the place with the funkiest tunnage on the dance floor. Mind Pulse, the busiest local DJ in Bocas will add to the already impressive line up with his full-on, dark and wonderfully introspective music.
As with all our gatherings, more acts will be added to the line up as and when they are confirmed. Musicians and djs play for free and many have expressed their intent to come by their own means to the gatherings. This is what the line up shows. Circumstances out of our control might cause changes in the line up that GeoParadise cannot predict or assume responsibility for. The Full Moon Gatherings are FREE, that said we are more than happy to accept donations to help fund the Indigenous Meeting in the Tribal Gathering 2012.
BOCAS DEL TORO IS A TROPICAL PARADISE CONSISTING OF 64 PERFECT CORAL REEFED ISLANDS, ADORNED WITH COCONUT PALMS AND WHITE SANDY BEACHES, NESTLED IN THE WARM CARIBBEAN SEA OFF THE COAST OF PANAMA.
Food and drink:
We kindly ask you to leave your coolers and alcohol at home, please. The party is free and your money at the bar helps cover some of the costs. There is food available nearby at the beach in 2 gorgeous restaurants or you are more than welcome to bring your own.
PLEASE BRING DRINKING WATER for the duration of the event.
You should bring your tent or hammock. Camping at the beach is free. There are also a budget hostel and luxury villas at a walking distance from the beach and an affordable and beautiful tent lodge close-by on the beach. Camping in the tent lodge is not free, but is very cheap and comes with the bonus of the use of their community kitchen, showers and other amenities. There are also other accommodation options on the island, but they all require a boat ride to Red Frog. For more information, please,
This event is on a beautiful, natural beach, so please take everything home that you decide to bring. Your litter is your responsibility.
If you visit the neighbor beach "Playa de las Estrellas" (Starfish beach), please, do not touch or disturb the starfish to keep them healthy.
IMPORTANT!! Cash machine and petrol available in Bocas Town. There is no petrol or cash machines available in Boca del Drago, so make sure you bring enough for the weekend!!
Locals are really friendly, you just have to ask around to find anything you need.
Red Frog Beach
Bocas Del Toro, Panama
In the Caribbean sea by the border of Panama and Costa Rica
GETTING HERE COULDN'T BE EASIER:
There are numerous buses to Bocas Del Toro Panama. Costs from Panama city are around $23, David around $12 and around $15 from San Jose (Costa Rica) (add $3 for the boat to Colon island).
Flights from Panama city to Bocas are around $80 + taxes each way operated by Air Panama. Nature Air flies from San José (Costa Rica) to Bocas at about $180-200 each way. Check their websites for more info and book in advance to guarantee your place.
Once in Bocas town catch one of the lanchas (boats) at $5 to Red Frog Beach in Isla Bastimentos. There are plenty drivers and companies that offer the service in town, you just need to ask around at the main street.
For the shortest walk to the gathering site, get the boat to drop you at the first entrance to Red Frog, although you can also come from the public pier. Both ways there is a $3 fee to pay to the land owners for using their private paths to cross their properties and access the beach. These are the only two ways to access Red Frog Beach since boat access onto the beach is not possible.
For more information on transport, please