Bocas del Toro

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
Bright and Breezy Condo

Bright and Breezy Condo

Set in Bocas Town on Isla Colon, this air-conditioned apartment features free WiFi and a balcony. Bright and Breezy Condo boasts views of the sea. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 432 guest reviews: 9.9/10.

$70

$709.9
Villa Sevilla

Villa Sevilla

Villa Sevilla is located in Big Creek, 2.7 km from Bocas Town. The bed and breakfast has an outdoor pool and terrace, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site. Average score from 36 guest reviews: 9.8/10.

$65

 
$659.8
The Palmyra

The Palmyra

Located in Bocas del Toro, this private residence offers the guests a unique accommodation with free WiFi access. The Palmyra is completely surrounded by a beautiful garden which guests can access through their private patios. Average score from 75 guest reviews: 9.6/10.

$80

 
$809.6
STAY Bocas

STAY Bocas

STAY Bocas is conveniently located right next to the airport of Bocas del Toro. Offering 6, simple, clean, comfortable guest rooms with en-suite bathrooms. All rooms and common areas have WiFi, fans and air conditioning. Average score from 259 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$61

 
$619.3
Bocas Condos Rentals

Bocas Condos Rentals

Located in Bocas Town, 100 metres from Bolivar Central Park, Bocas Condos Rentals offers bike rental and a furnished terrace. Free parking is available. The apartment will provide you with air conditioning, a balcony and a seating area. Average score from 392 guest reviews: 9.1/10.

$60

 
$609.1
Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge

Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge

Located in Bastimentos, Eclypse de Mar Acqua Lodge offers private bungalows and rooms with individual hammocks and stairs that provide access to the ocean. A restaurant is also on site. Average score from 328 guest reviews: 9.0/10.

$96

 
$969.0
Hotelito del Mar

Hotelito del Mar

Located 700 m from Bocas del Toro Airport and its city centre, Hotelito del Mar offers a Continental breakfast for an extra fee, which consists of coffee, tea, fresh juice and fruits, and homemade muffins. Average score from 68 guest reviews: 8.9/10.

$75

 
$758.9
Los Balcones Over the Sea

Los Balcones Over the Sea

Los Balcones Over the Sea features a unique palafitte-style structure over the sea in Carenero Cay, in the paradisiac Bocas del Toro islands. It features a private jetty and a daily breakfast is included. Average score from 178 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$61

 
$618.4
Kevin Kondos

Kevin Kondos

Located in Bocas del Toro, Kevin Kondos offers fully equipped apartments with free Wi-Fi and access to a private beach area. The property has an on-site restaurant. Average score from 74 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$71

 
$718.3
Gran Hotel Bahia

Gran Hotel Bahia

Gran Hotel Bahia is 450 metres from Simón Bolívar Central Park and 2 minutes’ drive from Bocas del Toro International Airport. It features free WiFi and a free daily Continental buffet breakfast. Average score from 84 guest reviews: 8.1/10.

$70

 
$708.1
Tesoro Escondido Guest House

Tesoro Escondido Guest House

Tesoro Escondido Guest House is set in Bluff Beach, 5 km from Bocas Town and 26 km from Buena Vista. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site. Average score from 14 guest reviews: 8.0/10.

$95

$958.0
Cosmic Crab Resort at Careening Cay

Cosmic Crab Resort at Careening Cay

Set on Carenero Beach, Careening Cay Resort has a beautiful location surrounded by jungle. It has a restaurant, and bright accommodation with sea views. Average score from 177 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$59 - $169

 
$597.9
Jardines Vista del Mar Condos

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

 
$647.9
Bluff Nature Cabana

Bluff Nature Cabana

Situated in Bluff Beach, this double features a balcony and a garden. The property is 6 km from Bocas Town and features views of the lake. Free private parking is available on site. The kitchenette is equipped with a fridge and a stovetop. Average score from 303 guest reviews: 7.9/10.

$75

$757.9
The Bocas Beach House

The Bocas Beach House

The Bocas Beach House is a charming Caribbean-style guest house located on the seafront in Bocas Town. It offers simple rooms with free WiFi and a terrace with hammocks overlooking the sea. Average score from 39 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$56

 
$567.8
Bahia Del Sol

Bahia Del Sol

Located in Bocas del Toro, Bahia Del Sol is a very calm and relaxed B&B that offers free WiFi access and a free daily breakfast. Each room at Bahia Del Sol features bed linen and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Average score from 64 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$88

 
$887.8
Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna

Hotel Laguna is located just 110 metres from Bocas del Toro waterfront, and only 5 minutes’ drive from Bocas del Toro Airport. The property offers free Wi-Fi connection throughout. Average score from 15 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$90

$907.8

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
Caves

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