Isla Colon

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Bocas Town is located on the southern tip of Isla Colon, and is the capital and main town of the Bocas del Toro Islands. Although Bocas Town is the living area of ​​the area, it is still a comfortable size and easy to navigate. Most hotels, restaurants, bars and other businesses are between 1st, 2nd and 3rd streets. In the center of town is Simon Bolivar Park where food and crafts are sold. A taxi ride costs less than $ 1 to almost anywhere in the center, but the best mode of transportation is by bicycle.

Walk through Bocas Town and explore craft sales. The Bri-Bri sale is an excellent option for Panamanian crafts and Bocatoreñas. Guna sales are at the end of the main street (3rd street) in front of Hotel Las Brisas and here the artisans sell molas, local handicrafts and handmade jewelry.

There are many bars and restaurants in Bocas Town, in fact you would be surprised at the quality and variety of meals you can find in such a small town. Restaurants and bars on the water give you 'happy hour' offers from the evening until nightfall. Look for hidden treasures on the water with spectacular views.

At night, Bocas Town catches up with reggae bars, martini bars and sushi with deep-house music by live DJs, and even full moon parties. 

Isla Colon is home to some of the most beautiful beaches of the Bocas del Toro archipelago. The quietest beaches for swimming are Playa Estrella, Sandfly Beach and Big Creek Beach.



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