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The Galapagos Of The Caribbean

Bocas del Toro is a beautiful province in Panama consisting of a mainland and nine islands surrounded by the Caribbean Sea, near the border of Costa Rica. This holiday destination has palm-tree-lined beaches, crystal-clear waters and eco-friendly lodges.  

This region is sometimes referred to as the Galapagos of the Caribbean with its rich biodiversity and natural beauty. You may even discover the native pygmy three-toed sloths. 

Most visitors to Bocas del Toro come for endless diving, snorkelling and surfing opportunities. You can also go island hopping, hiking, horse riding and much more! Whatever you decide to do, your options are endless - this is a perfect island getaway.  

Holidays to Panama start from £2,949pp. Get in touch to find out prices for your perfect trip.

The Area

Bocas del Toro is comprised of beautiful colourful Caribbean-style houses, which are dotted around the archipelago. These wooden structures vary from eco-friendly lodges and boutique hotels to private islands, most of them were built by the United Fruit Company during the early 20th century when this area was known for trading bananas and chocolate.  

Bocas Town is the main tourist hub which has access to major activities, restaurants, hotels and beaches. You can also visit the nearby islands by riding the local water taxis or going on an island tour. 

Dolphin Bay is home to a permanent population of bottlenose dolphins swimming amongst mangroves. The famous Playa Estrella (Starfish Beach) is where you can find giant red and orange starfish as well as the famous pygmy three-toed sloths. 

Best Time to Go

It is recommended to visit Bocas del Toro in September, October or November. During this time, the ocean is calm, which provides the perfect conditions for boat trips, diving and snorkelling. The yearly average temperature is around 25°C, with June being the hottest month.

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