BOCAS DEL TORO PROVINCE

Bocas del Toro is a province of Panama, and its’ capital is the same-named city of Bocas del Toro. It has an area of 4.5843,9 km², a population of 170,320 residents (2018) y its limits: to the north the Caribbean sea, to the south the province of Chiriqui, to the east and southeast with the Ngabe-Bugle region, to the west and northeast with the province of Limon in Costa Rica, and to the southwest with the province of Puntarenas in Costa Rica. The province includes the island of Escudo de Veraguas that is found in the Mosquitos gulf, separated from the rest by the península Valiente.

WHERE TO SLEEP & EAT BOCAS DEL TORO?

Al Natural Resort Ph + (507) 757-9004, (507) 657-68605. Playa de Punta Vieja – Isla Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro – Panamá. E-mail: info@alnaturalresort.com http://www.alnaturalresort.com/. Al Natural Resort is ecologically responsible accommodation nestled into the lush tropical forests of the Island of Bastimentos in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago on a safe swimming secluded beach. There is a reef break very […]

WHERE TO GO TO SURFING IN BOCAS DEL TORO?

The area of ​​the Bocas del Toro islands is recognized among surfers as the surfing epicenter of the Southwest Caribbean. Strong winds from the Northeast (between 25 and 35 knots), and cold fronts that descend from the Gulf of Mexico, combined with conditions of favorable winds from the region, often produce incredible waves that make the surfer think that they have really arrived somewhere special.

ISLA BASTIMENTOS

This is one of the biggest islands inside of the archipelago – here you can find the quiet village of Old Bank, the indigenous community of Quebrada de Sal and the National Marine Park “Isla Bastimentos”. This is also the home of the Red Frog Beach Complex and many paradise-like beaches. Old Bank is a small village with few inhabitants, the majority of which are descendants of the Antillean workers who came to grow bananas.

ISLA CARENERO

This is the closest island to Bocas Town. Just a few minutes by boat from the mainland, Isla Carenero is easy to reach and relatively small. You can walk the entire coast in about an hour. Most of the hotels are on the beach or held above the water using a system of stilts. You will find several restaurants serving seafood specialties- a truly unique experience to dine right on the water!

ISLA COLON

This is the most populated island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago and the capital of the Province of Bocas del Toro. Most hotels, restaurants, bars, tour operators, and businesses are based in Bocas Town on Isla Colon, with the Bocas del Toro International Airport also located here – just outside of Bocas Town. Isla Colon is the starting point for visitors who wish to explore the other islands of Bocas del Toro.

ISLA SOLARTE

This island is located to the south of Bastimentos Island and was known as Nancy’s Cay for centuries when pirates, merchants and settlers came to the area. The extreme west of Isla Solarte is known as Hospital Point because it was the former site of the main hospital in the area. This hospital was built by the United Fruit Company in 1900. It was also the headquarters of the Colombian Conservative Party troops during the War of a Thousand Days- the forces of the Colombian Liberal Party attacked here in 1901 and 1902.