A Hotel Concierge’s Guide to Boca Del Toro

Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro, Panama is located in the Republic of Panama. The past 30 years, Boca has grown to become one of the most famous travel destinations in Panama. Now, more than ever, there is a wide variety of hotels, eco-lodges, sailing adventures and many more activities and places to explore. Swim with manatees, see one of the last remaining monarchies in the American continent, or just lay out on a white sand beach- Bocas del Toro has something for everyone.

Bocas del Toro is both mainland and islands. It has some of the largest rainforests and has nine main islands and thousands of islets. Bocas del Toro has two incredible national parks: The La Amistad International Park, one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, Panama’s first marine park and a nesting ground for sea turtles.


Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro is the main island and capital city where most of the hotels, restaurants, bars and travel agencies are located. Isla Colon has both the active nightlife of Bocas Town and the laid back natural vibe of its outer parts- you should try both. This island hosts some of Bocas del Toro best waves and most beautiful beaches.

Carenero Island, located just a $1.00 boat ride from Bocas Town has hotels, eco-lodges, hotels, and surfing camps. The restaurants are some of Bocas del Toro’s best. The waves here are world class and only a few dollars from any hotel here on a boat taxi. Snorkeling here is lots of fun. Rent a stand-up paddleboard and explore the reef around Carenero Island when it’s flat.

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Hotels is Bastimentos is only a 10-minute boat ride from Bocas Town and has some of Bocas del Toro most beautiful beaches. Old Bank is a laid back town with hotels, hostels, restaurants, cafes, and bars. Red Frog Beach has hostels and camping eco-lodges. The beach is well kept and has several activities such as Zip Lines and surfboard rentals. Salt Creek faces Cayo Zapatillas and has some of the best snorkeling in Bastimentos.

Mainland Bocas del Toro has chocolate tours, eco-lodges, indigenous tours, hiking trails, and much more. Contact us for more information on tours or hotels in Bocas del Toro.


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