Bocas del Toro

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Bocas del Toro, photo by Elemaki
Bocas del Toro (photo by Elemaki)
 

Bocas del Toro is located on the Caribbean coast in northwestern Panama.

The interior of the vast region is difficult to access, so most travel activities are located near and in the ocean. This includes great beaches, diving, snorkeling, and other outdoor activities.

The region is a cultural mélange comprising indigenous Ngöbe and Buglé people, descendants of 19th century Jamaican immigrants, Hispanics from other parts of Panama, and descendants of West Africans caught in the slave trade.

As a result, English is widely understood in the region as a lingua franca.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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Selina Red Frog

Selina Red Frog is part of the Isla Bastimentos Natural Park. The hostel has an outdoor pool and sun terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. The property also features a video room and common area with a ping-pong and pool tables. Average score from 82 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$16

 
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Turtle Beach House

Surrounded by a mature garden, the beachfront and eco Turtle Beach House offers a boutique-style accommodation. It is about 20 minutes away from the busy Bocas town. Free WiFi and parking are both available. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$135

 
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Jardines Vista del Mar Condos

Located in Bocas del Toro, Jardines Vista del Mar Condos offers an outdoor pool. This self-catering accommodation features free Wi-Fi and Istmito Beach is 70 metres away. Apartments will provide you with a TV, air conditioning and cable channels. Average score from 205 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$64

 
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Tropical Suites Hotel

Tropical Suites Hotel is an oceanfront boutique property located in the heart of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Rested on the shoreline, the hotel is a short walk to over the water restaurants, shops and attractions. Average score from 756 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$117

 
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Sun Havens Apartments & Suites

Offering a garden, Sun Havens Apartments & Suites is located in Bocas Town. Buena Vista is 22 km from the property. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The pet-friendly accommodation is air conditioned and has a satellite flat-screen TV. Average score from 310 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$40

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Apartamento en Bocas del Toro

Apartamento en Bocas del Toro

Located right on the coast, Apartamento en Bocas del Toro offers an outdoor pool and a private balcony overlooking the Caribbean Sea. This modern apartment features free WiFi. Average score from 88 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$125

$1259.8
Turtle Beach House

Turtle Beach House

Surrounded by a mature garden, the beachfront and eco Turtle Beach House offers a boutique-style accommodation. It is about 20 minutes away from the busy Bocas town. Free WiFi and parking are both available. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 9.4/10.

$135

 
$1359.4
Garden of Eden Bed and Breakfast

Garden of Eden Bed and Breakfast

Offering an outdoor swimming pool and a private beach area, Garden of Eden Bed and Breakfast is located 1.5 km from Red Frog Beach. Free Wi-Fi access is available in public areas. The rooms here will provide you with a balcony, linen and a fan. Average score from 18 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$150

 
$1509.3
Paraiso Escondido

Paraiso Escondido

Located in Bocas Town, 2.9 km from the town centre, Paraiso Escondido features a barbecue and views of the sea. Free WiFi is available . The accommodation comes with a TV and CD player. All units have a terrace and/or balcony. Average score from 11 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$155

 
$1559.3
Bluff Beach Retreat

Bluff Beach Retreat

This bed and breakfast on Bluff Beach features a beach front 65 foot long lap pool. Complimentary items such as WiFi, cell phone, bicycles & snorkels are provided. Property is located 9.6 km from the center of Isla Colon. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 9.2/10.

$145

 
$1459.2
Tropical Suites Hotel

Tropical Suites Hotel

Tropical Suites Hotel is an oceanfront boutique property located in the heart of Bocas del Toro, Panama. Rested on the shoreline, the hotel is a short walk to over the water restaurants, shops and attractions. Average score from 756 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$117

 
$1179.1
Punta Rica

Punta Rica

Located in Bastimentos, 3.8 km from Bocas Town, PUNTA RICA boasts a private dock, small beach and free WiFi throughout the property. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. Some rooms feature views of the sea or garden. Average score from 118 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$200

$2008.9
Bocas Villas

Bocas Villas

Located in in the Island of Colón, 9.5 km from Bocas del Toro town centre, Bocas Villas is a property set among a natural forest and the sea. It offers free Wi-Fi, in addition to free bicycle rental and city tours. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$170

 
$1708.8
Isla Colon Cabañas

Isla Colon Cabañas

Featuring free WiFi and air conditioning, Isla Colon Cabañas is located in Bocas Town, 23 km from Buena Vista. Isla Colón is 8 km away. All units include a TV. Towels and bed linen are available. Isla Colon Cabañas also includes a terrace. Average score from 44 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$270

$2708.8
Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

Punta Caracol Acqua Lodge

This collection of eco-friendly wooden cabins is located on Panamá’s stunning Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Situated in the water, the cabins are built on stilts and feature a private balcony with a hammock. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 8.8/10.

$383 - $625

 
$3838.8
Faro del Colibri

Faro del Colibri

Located over the sea at Carenero Island, the Faro del Colibri features a unique aqua-style with a private beach area, wooden docks, free Wi-Fi throughout and activities such as snorkelling. Average score from 195 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$97

 
$978.6
Vista Mar Apartment

Vista Mar Apartment

Located in Bocas Town, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi. Guests benefit from balcony and a sun terrace. Free private parking is available on site. An oven and a microwave can be found in the kitchen and there is a private bathroom. Average score from 392 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$125

$1258.6
Jungle Hill Eco-House

Jungle Hill Eco-House

Jungle Hill Eco-House is located in Bastimentos and features an equipped kitchen and a lounge area with hammocks to relax and enjoy an amazing view to the Caribbean Sea. The accommodations feature a full bathroom with a rainwater shower. Average score from 16 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$98

 
$988.5
Hotel Palma Royale

Hotel Palma Royale

Hotel Palma Royale is located on the main street of Bocas town, on Colon Island. Just a 5-minute walk from the beach, it offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and garden or sea views. Average score from 105 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$105 - $375

 
$1058.4
Playa Bluff Lodge

Playa Bluff Lodge

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Playa Bluff Lodge is located in La Gruta, Bocas Town. Free WiFi access is available in this beachfront lodge. Views of the garden and the ocean can be seen from the rooms at Playa Bluff Lodge. Average score from 84 guest reviews: 8.2/10.

$110

 
$1108.2
Casa Acuario

Casa Acuario

Offering a sun terrace and views of the sea, Casa Acuario is located in Carenero, 700 metres from Bocas Town. Every room is equipped with a TV. Some units have a seating area for your convenience. A terrace or balcony are featured in certain rooms. Average score from 35 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$99

 
$998.1
Bocas Town Apartments

Bocas Town Apartments

Offering a terrace and views of the sea, Bocas Town Apartments is situated in Bocas Town. Buena Vista is 23 km from the property. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. The accommodation is air conditioned and is fitted with a TV. Average score from 4 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$110

$1108.0

Highlighted Interests:

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Natural
Beaches
Bocas del Toro has great beaches surrounding its islands. These range from the classic calm tropical white-sand type for relaxing to those with good-sized surfing waves.
Diving
Bocas del Toro is not yet well known as dive destination. However, it offers a great diversity of aquatic life around its islands, with calm conditions and highly competitive pricing among the diving operators.
Snorkeling
Snorkling options include Red Frog Beach and Wizard Beach on the island of Bastamentos.
Other Interests:
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Boat Tours
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Fishing
Ocean Wildlife
Biking
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