Caribbean Houses, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro

Why Visit Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro has a wonderful Caribbean vibe and for those with an interest beneath the water, the snorkelling and diving opportunities are excellent. The reef off Bocas is rich with marine life. Equally the jungle interior of a number of the islands is teeming with tropical birds and amphibians.

About Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro is a remote province nestled in the north-western corner of Panama close to the border of Costa Rica. The paradisiacal islands and cays of Bocas del Toro Archipelago are crowned with dense forest and skirted with sandy beaches, mangroves and an extensive coral reef system preserved by the Bastimentos Marine National Park.

The most developed island within the archipelago is Isla Colon, a charming fishing community dotted with pastel-coloured wooden houses and home to a distinctive Caribbean ambience. Isla Carenero is a more peaceful and modest retreat just a short water taxi ride away, and south of Isla Colon is Isla Cristobal frequented by bottlenose dolphins.

  • Go island hopping by boat, perhaps accompanied by a school of dolphins
  • Snorkel directly from you private pontoon
  • Observe sea turtles coming ashore to lay their eggs (in season)
  • Visit the Ngobe Indian communities for an insight into archipelago living
  • Experience the Caribbean nightlife of Bocas Town

Beyond the Ordinary

September sees the raptor migration. Thousands of raptors make their way from North America through a corridor that passes Costa Rica and Panama; so combine a visit to witness this incredible spectacle.

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