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Bocas del Toro, PanamaFast Facts
Location: Located in Panama, on the western part of Caribbean Cost, pretty close to the Costa Rica border
Attraction Type: Archipelago
Significance: Truly a heaven for eco-tourism lovers. It is full of diversified attractions including natural environments, rain forest with flora and fauna in abundance, a range of wonderful beaches with crystal clear water
Best time to Visit: Mid December to May
Visiting Hours: During day time
How to Reach: Daily flights are available from Panama City and David to Bocas del Toro "Isla Colon" International Airport. Alternatively, you can take a bus or car to reach Almirante and then take a ferry to Bocas del Toro.
Nearest Airport: Bocas del Toro "Isla Colon" International Airport (BOC)
Bocas del Toro is truly a heaven for the ecotourism lovers. A perfect destination to have a rendezvous with unspoiled nature, Bocas del Toro is full of diversified attractions including natural environments, rain forest with flora and fauna in abundance, a range of wonderful beaches with crystal clear water and not to forget the marine park protecting the ecosystem and natural resources within the archipelago. Not only the natural beauty, Bocas del Toro will also mesmerize you with its calm and serene nature and of course some wonderful adventure activities.
Located in Panama, on the western part of Caribbean Cost, pretty close to the Costa Rica border, Bocas del Toro is an archipelago that has enormous attraction to the tourists from all over the world. Though there are plenty of hinterland in the province that are quite difficult to access, but the rest are good enough to make you mesmerized. The wonderful sunny islands and beaches, the scintillating coral reefs in the crystal clear water, and the mangrove islets are too enticing for the travelers.
Things to Do
Bocas del Toro offers a range of activities to the tourists. There are a number of places that one must pay visit while in the town. The most popular attractions in Bocas del Toro include Bocas town, Zapatillas Keys, Swan Cay, Boca del Drago, Colon Is, Hospital Point, San Cristobal Is, and Bastimentos Marine Park etc. But the attraction of Bocas del Toro is certainly not limited to these only. Those who love adventure can also go for scuba diving, snorkeling, surfing etc. Forest trekking and marine turtles watching are other options for you. Bocas del Toro is the place for the birdwatchers as well. And don't forget the amazing beaches of Bocas del Toro, those are really some of the greatest attractions of this archipelago.
Water taxis are a great attraction in Bocas del Toro. These are also fairly cheap mode of transportation. A boat ride to Changuinola should not be missed where you will travel through an old canal. Rent a bike to visit various places within the mail island. You can also hire a shuttle taxi.
The beaches of Bocas del Toro are awesome that offer absolute panoramic beauty. Take a water taxi and head towards the Red Frog Beach. This white sand beach is one of the most elegant ones that you have ever seen. You should also pay a visit to Wizard Beach on the island of Bastamentos. Don't forget to taste the real “roots” food here. Bluff beach should also be your destination where most of the hotels are located. Bat Cave is also another attraction where you will come to see hundreds of bats clinging to the ceiling.
There are plenty of options available for the tourists while choosing their accommodation. Some of the hotels in Bocas del Toro are as below:
Hotel Bocas del Toro
#2 Calle, Bocas del Toro, Isla Colon
Republic of Panama
Tranquilo Bay Hotel
Isla Bastimientos Bocas del Toro
Related Links :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlGTCf4YZmw: For great views at the Bocas del Toro, click on this link and watch the wonderful slideshow. It beautifully catches the great beauty of the region.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NUduWM0bqag&feature=related: This is another great travel video of the Bocas del Toro. Enjoy!