Bocas del Toro, Panama includes an archipelago of 68 islands which are excellent for beach combing, fishing, snorkeling and surfing.
There are a variety of accommodations available throughout the archipelago and the province. Check out the blog for a detailed description of your options.
Admiral Christopher Columbus entered the Bocas del Toro archipelago via Almirante Bay on October 6, 1502 on his last trip to the Americas.
Bocas del Toro possesses a rich and diverse ethnic mix which is reflected in its traditions, food and the indigenous people.
There are various stories as to how the archipelago and province got its name. One story credits Christopher Columbus with the naming and another credits a chief of the region. Either way - the archipelago and province are beautiful, full of nature and interesting people.
The islands of the archipelago are located in the extreme western part of Panama, only 25 miles from Costa Rica.
The province of Bocas del Toro includes two national parks, a variety of beaches, islands, lakes and rivers, one archipelago, and several banana towns.
You may enter Bocas del Toro by plane, by sea or by land.
By plane you can fly to Panama City or San Jose, Costa Rica. Your domestic flight leaves from Marcos A. Gelabert airport in Albrook which is about thirty minutes away from Tocumen International Airport and only 10 minutes from downtown Panama City. Air Panama (www.flyairpanama.com) flys to Bocas International Airport on Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago several times daily. Nature Air flies from several locations in Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro usually four times a week.
By sea - you are on your own; however many different sailboats sail into our waters on a daily basis. There are several marinas which offer a variety of services.
By land - you travel either through Costa Rica to Sixaola and cross over into Panama at Guabito. From Guabito you take a taxi or a bus to Almirante. In Almirante you grab a water taxi and take it over to Isla Colon. The same goes for land travel through Panama - you ultimately end up in Almirante for a water taxi ride over to the archipelago.
Bocas del Toro Panama is one of the most biologically diverse areas of Panama and Central America. It includes an archipelago of incredible tropical islands which are excellent for beach combing, birding, exploring, fishing, snorkeling and surfing. There are spots perfect for kicking back and letting the cool ocean breeze wash over you.
Welcome to Bocas del Toro Panama. Come on in - the water is warm. Please check out our blog for information on a variety of excursions, accommodations, and issues here in Bocas del Toro Panama.