Bocas del Toro is one of Panama’s top tourist attractions. Where else can you relax on glistening beaches with scarcely a soul in sight and hike through rainforests so nature rich that Lonely Planet Guide calls them “a biologist’s fantasy”? Bocas is part of an archipelago aqua blue waters, palm-lined white-sand beaches and dense rainforest jungle.
You can choose from lodging in Bocas town on Colón island or on one of the many nearby islands. Bocas town is laid back and has a surprising variety of restaurants and nightlife spots. It’s a friendly place and most of the locals speak English. Lodging on a nearby island means intimate experiences with nature, eco-tourism, romantic getaways and fun families’ vacations. Bocas is also considered mecca for surfers for both beginners and experts.