Yeah, we prefer cities and civilization too. That’s one of the cool things about traveling by boat: In most coastal cities you can sail right into the heart of the city and explore while you use your boat as base. So that’s what we did everywhere we visited. The longest period of isolation was only a week or so.
Cool! We’re in Bocas right now! We were in San Blas for the month of January. Where do you live?
Favorite cities/towns in north-to-south order:
That’s great! Yeah, I can imagine traveling by land and staying in towns/cities/villages would help with the feeling of belonging. Do you speak Spanish? We don’t, really, so that was always a barrier. (BTW it wasn’t about people being “welcoming,” because they were. Belonging is something much deeper than that.)