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Leave Costa Rica to the visitors. Instead, go to Bocas del Toro.

Step from the rickety plane, onto the tarmac, and remove your shoes. We’ve arrived at Bocas. panama travel diary

Bocas del Toro is a Panamanian province made up of many islands off the Caribbean coast. Isla Colón is the major island, with the most visitors, stores, and restaurants. Walking around the bustling streets of Bocas Town, you may come across fruit stores where the proprietors slice pineapples with machetes, hostels painted with surfboards, and coffee cafes where dream catchers, lanterns, and colorful swing chairs are hung from the rafters. The sun will accompany you wherever you go. Sea salt will adhere to your skin. It is a spot that embraces island time completely. Take things slowly.

Discover Bocas Town

Bocas Town is the vibrant heart of Isla Colón’s south end. For artisan work, visit the Bri-Bri gift store or the Guna shops for handicrafts and jewelry. At night, the center comes alive with reggae bars booming with sound and people gearing up for the Full Moon festival. Plan a drink by the water at Barco Hundido, an open-air pub.

Get a smoothie from Bocas Blended.

Bocas Blended is an old blue school bus that has been brightly colored and painted with individuality. Jess, the proprietor, traveled to Bocas del Toro from New York City to learn to surf and speak Spanish.

Along the way, she transformed an abandoned bus into a wrap and smoothie restaurant. Expert tip: “Wrappy Hour” is every day from 4 to 5 p.m.

Red Frog Beach is a great place to surf.

Red Frog Beach is located on the island of Bastimentos, which is famed for its pristine, blue seas. You may take a boat from Isla Colon’s main island to the Red Frog pier ($3.50-$5.00). For the best surf experience, go over to Red Frog Bungalows. The RFB team is well knowledgeable about the area waves and encourages visiting surfers of all abilities to discover the experience they seek.

Go to Sloth Island.

Sloth Island, located just off the coast of Isla Colon, is home to the world’s entire population of critically endangered pygmy three-toed sloths. While you can only see them from the sea, it’s a fast and enjoyable voyage, with excursions running everyday.

Discover Scuba Diving

Because of the tranquil circumstances and affordable price, it’s a perfect location for pursuing a diving education. Outward Bound provided me with my scuba certification when I was in Panama. They are not always available in certain areas; alternative possibilities include La Buga Dive & Surf and Bocas Dive Center.

Bring your swimwear and a watertight phone coverTo get to the Acqua Lounge Bar

use a Water Taxi.
If you happen to be in Bocas del Toro on a Wednesday or Saturday evening, take the $1-2 water taxi over to the Acqua Lounge. The hostel and lounge are well-known for its loud DJ performances, trampolines, hammocks, slack lines, and natural pools. , according to the experts.

Habla Ya offers Spanish classes.

Habla Ya is ideally located on Isla Colón, amid Bocas del Toro’s popular restaurants and bars. The training is a 1-5 day intense session with 4-30 hours of instruction. What are you hoping for?

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