Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro province consisting of innumerable islands and atolls covering a total area of approximately 250 km². It is a real quintessence of paradise - cristal blue waters, beautiful beaches, mild and warm climate, numerous, also endemic, species of fish, amphibians, reptiles and birds. Without any problem, you can rent here water equipment to explore both underwater and on the surface.
Bocas del Toro is just a dozen of larger islands, including the most famous Colon with the main city commonly known as Bocas Town. There are numerous bars, cafes and discos here, and the hallmarks are the colorful wooden houses and the contagious luxury and friendly atmosphere typical of the entire Caribbean. The city is a natural base for exploring the archipelago, although the island of Colon itself can also offer many beaches with gentle waves, blue water and fine sand, including the most famous Playa de Estrellas (Starfish Beach), where you can meet many gold-orange representatives species. Another well known of them is the Wizard Beach surfers' mecca. Bastimentos
together with the surrounding waters creates the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park.
The best place to stay in Bocas, due to its location, attractions and easiness of moving to other places is Isla Colon in The Bocas del Toro Archipelago. You can get there directly by plane or take an overnight bus from Panama city to mainland Bocas del Toro and then a water taxi to the Island.
On your must visit list planty of things; first Bocas del Toro town and re-live the past by walking around this beautiful Caribbean town that looks pretty much the same as it did at the beginning of the 20th century. Also pay a visit to Boca del Drago, the first place visited by Christopher Columbus in Panama. Relax on Drago Beach or take a short walk to Starfish beach where you will find, as the name suggests, several beautiful starfishes. You can also walk "jungle" trails and visit a Ngobe Indian community there.
Few minutes away by boat you can go to Bird island where you can admire the unique re-billed tropical bird the Phaethon aethereus. This bird sanctuary also attracts brown boobies, pelicans, frigates and seagulls. It is really nice to see, but to see only because disembarking is not allowed on this island as it is a marine reserve, protecting the species who make this island home.
nough with your camera you can get a picture or two. If your thing is snorkeling, from there you can go to Coral Cay (Crawl Cay) and admire the coral formations around this really small island. You can also enjoy delectable seafood lunches. There are several tours that normally include these two destinations.