Located 32 kilometers from the border with Costa Rica , the Bocas del Toro archipelago is made up of six densely forested islands, dozens of uninhabited islets, and the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park, which is the oldest park in Panama.
The key to this archipelago is based on the charm of the small cities that make it up, the very Caribbean life of its inhabitants and the absence of mega hotels . All this has made it possible to preserve the beauty of the archipelago, making it an idyllic place. Even the more developed areas of the islands, such as Isla Colón , have a strong local flavor with a slow, laid-back way of life.
Bocas, in addition to its quiet Caribbean atmosphere, will allow you to enjoy a spectacular natural environment. The islands are covered by dense jungles and the forests are made up of large, tangled palm trees that allow you to pass to the beaches lined by reeds and mangroves . Underwater, extensive coral reef ecosystem and countless species of tropical fish make your visit unforgettable.
You can make excursions through huge strips of jungle until you reach areas where it seems that nothing else exists and the waves hit the coast. Be careful not to meet the elusive jaguars head-on and try to pay a visit to one of the villages of the Ngobe-Buglé (Panama Indians). Unfortunately, you must hurry if you want to know this unspoiled paradise as excavators have already begun to appear and are beginning to clear areas to begin with the construction of the odd hotel . It is difficult to predict the future of Bocas, but one thing is certain; your beauty will not last much longer.