Boca Brava Panama

Western Panama

Boca Brava Panama

Boca Brava is situated in the Gulf of Chiriqui and it is part of the Chiriqui National Marine Park, which protects an area of over 14,000 hectares including two dozen islands and their surrounding waters. Boca Brava Island is a 3000 hectares big, beautiful island that offers travelers an unspoiled natural atmosphere with lots of hiking trails, white sand tropical beaches, mangroves and numerous wildlife. It is also an important spot for birders and wildlife watching fans since it is home to hundreds of monkeys, nesting sea turtles and 280 types of birds.

Tourism activity is increasing very rapidly as more and more infrastructure and roads are put into place. New restaurants, small hotels, fishing lodges and other facilities have recently opened in the area.

Things to do in Boca Brava

Visit the different beaches
Boca Brava has some beautiful beaches, perfect for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. Playa de las Estrellas (Starfish Beach) is a popular spot, known for the abundance of starfish that can be found there at low tide.

Snorkeling and Diving
The waters around Boca Brava are home to a variety of marine life, making it a great place for snorkeling and diving. You can see coral reefs, fish, sea turtles, and more

Boat Tours
There are a number of boat tours available in Boca Brava. These tours can take you to different islands in the area, where you can go hiking, snorkeling, diving, or just relax on the beach. The Gulf of Chiriquí is home to a number of islands, each with its own unique beauty.

Whale Watching
If you visit Boca Chica between July 15 -October 1, there is a very high chance of spotting humpback whales. The Gulf of Chiriqui is one of the few locations in the world where both northern and southern hemisphere humpback whales migrate. The amount of whale activity in the region is astounding.

Location and Map

Boca Brava is less that 2 hours away from Panama City by plane.  It is 2 hours by car away from David.

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