Bocas Del Toro, Panama Travel Guide

Bocas Del Toro, Panama Travel Guide
Bocas Del Toro is a growing destination for tourists, especially globetrotters looking for a green getaway. This little town in Panama features gorgeous flora and fauna along with quaint hotels, tropical foods and tons of adventure. No matter what you're looking for on your eco-adventure, Bocas Del Toro won't disappoint.

How to Get to Bocas Del Toro

The best way to get to Bocas Del Toro is to fly into San Jose, Costa Rica, and then hop on a puddle jumper plane en route for Bocas Del Toro. Nature Air is the main airline flying in and out of the tiny airport. Nature Air is completely carbon neutral, offsetting its carbon footprint with carbon credits.

NatureAir S.A.
Hangar 27, Tobias Bolanos Airport
San Jose, Costa Rica
(800) 235-9272

Where to Stay in Bocas Del Toro

By far the most impressive place to stay in Bocas Del Toro is Punta Caracol. These "aqua lodges" as they are described resemble Tahitian bungalows set in paradise. The resort is made up of eight individual bungalows all set on water. Each hut is equipped with a private bathroom, bedroom upstairs, hammock and a deck from where you can dangle your feet in the water. Each hut is equipped with solar panels to generate power. The resort also has a restaurant onsite serving up local favorites.

Punta Caracol
Bocas del Toro island
Republic De Panamá.
011 (+507) 646 12604

Things to Do in Bocas Del Toro

It can be hard not to just sit back and relax in Bocas Del Toro, but if you're in the mood for a little more activity, there is much to be done. Consider going sea kayaking and visiting some unspoiled beaches along the way. Snorkel around the property at Punta Caracol or consider visiting Crawl Cay if you want to try a new site. Check out La Amistad National Park, a rain forest where 75 percent of all migrating birds visit twice a year. The park is located in southern Costa Rica north on San Vito.

Article Written By Catherine Madison

Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.

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