Bocas del Toro, Panama

Northwest Panama
Bocas del Toro Province

Bocas del Toro Panama

Bocas del Toro is a tropical paradise that combines rainforests, pristine beaches, and coral reefs. Located on the Caribbean coast of Panama, this archipelago offers breathtaking views of the Caribbean Sea and unique biodiversity. The main attraction in the area is the Bastimentos Island National Marine Park. Although it's the largest national park in the region, the natural beauty and diversity of wildlife in its 32,712 acres are unparalleled. Bastimentos Island National Marine Park is home to a wide variety of species, including the bottlenose dolphin, three-toed sloth, and toucan.

Things to do in Bocas del Toro

Bastimentos Island National Marine Park
Known for its warm climate and scenic beauty, the park attracts numerous visitors each year. It offers excellent opportunities for wildlife observation, hiking through nature trails, and enjoying pristine beaches.

Ocean Kayaking
Paddle your kayak past small islands and observe marine birds and their nesting grounds. Visit hidden coves where you can snorkel and explore the coastline. Water visibility will vary depending on the season, and there will be opportunities to spot parrotfish, starfish, angelfish, and maybe even a sea turtle.

Catamaran Adventure
Sail through the coastal waters of Bocas del Toro. After touring the coastline, the captain will anchor at a beautiful bay where you can snorkel or simply relax onboard and soak up the sun.

Canopy Tour
A family-friendly adventure full of adrenaline! Zip-line through the rainforest on multiple cables from platform to platform and observe the wildlife scenery. At the end of your tour, you'll enjoy a tasty Panamanian meal.

Bocas del Toro tours to other destinations nearby

Whitewater Rafting on the Chiriqui Viejo River
Experience class III rapids, a mix of calm paddling and thrilling white-water. You'll have the chance to admire the flora and fauna and even swim in calmer waters.

Dolphin Bay and Red Frog Beach
Located near Bocas Town, Dolphin Bay is a popular spot to see bottlenose dolphins. Afterward, head to Red Frog Beach, one of the most famous beaches in Bocas del Toro, known for its clear waters and red poison dart frogs.

Starfish Beach
A beautiful beach on Isla Colón where you can find numerous starfish in shallow waters. It's a great spot for swimming, snorkeling, and enjoying the natural beauty of Bocas del Toro.

Bird Island
A small island near Bocas del Toro where you can observe a variety of bird species, including frigatebirds, pelicans, and herons. Bird watching enthusiasts will be delighted by the opportunity to see these magnificent creatures up close.

Location and Map

Bocas del Toro is one of the favorite destinations among Panamanians and visitors. It is Just a 45-minute flight from Panama City. You can also take a marine taxi in Almirante ($6 - 30 minutes) that departs each half hour from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm or a Ferry to Bocas del Toro (Colon Island) lasting 2 hours. The ferry boat Almirante/Bocas del Toro only runs Tuesdays to Sundays, leaving Almirante at 7:00 am and Bocas del Toro at 03:00 pm.

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