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Recent Bocas del Toro reviews

  • Fantastic Experience

    "One of our favorite trips ever. Fell in love with Bocas and Bocas Villas was a perfect place to enjoy it from. Philip and Brown were awesome. Quiet, beautiful, peaceful, amazing stand-up paddleboarding, great snorkling, yet close to town and beach and surf. We can't wait to come back."
    Guest: Florida surfers Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 11, 2014
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  • Best Vacay EVER!!!

    "Bocas is the perfect place for a getaway! The town is vibrant and fun and has so many great restuarants and bars to choose from! We travelled there for 10 nights for our 5 year anniversary with another couple of our best friends. The house is in the perfect location - walking distance to absolutely everything in Bocas town! There is laundry just a couple doors down as well as bike rental places pretty much everywhere! And if you want to boat taxi somewhere they will pick you up and drop you off right in front of the house on the dock! Hot showers, comfortable beds, hot weather and a great price/night make this the ideal house to rent in Bocas! The house has absolutely everything you could possibly need and if there is something that you can't find in the house you can walk to the store and buy it! Booze was cheap! $4.50 for a six pack of beer or $22 for a 66oz of Bacardi Rum! Obviously we celebrated a little bit! We swam alot - dove off the platform and hung out in hammocks up there! The water is very calm and deep in front of the house - perfect for floating in or a quick dip when it's too hot! The outdoor shower was great to wash the salt off too! Daniel who is the chef at Pukalani hostel (amazingly beautiful hostel biking distance from the house) picked us up at the airport and took very good care of us at the house the entire time - anything we needed he helped us with! We also highly recommend that you eat at Pukalani if you can! The food we ate there was some of the best we had in all of Panama! If your looking for a place to stay in Bocas this is it! The pictures on VRBO totally don't do the house justice! We absolutely loved it here and would not hesitate for a second to book this house in Bocas again!"
    Guest: Donnica Date of Stay: March 2014 Review Submitted: April 9, 2014
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  • Excellent Vacation with exercise built in!

    "Starfish Reef Villas are excellently appointed! The bedrooms are very comfortable. The decks are great for drinks, watching birds & just hanging out looking at the jungle. & you are up at mid tree level in their jungle. Four of us escaped the cold north lands of Texas & Ohio & went to Panama for this adventure. All of us love to cook & create wonderful food. The kitchen is fully equipped with all the stuff you could want to prepare fabulous meals. Jack & Kelly were wonderful hosts with helpful answers & ideas for adventures. Niko, the tireless grounds keeper, surprized us daily with fresh bananas, opened coconuts, papayas or bush peas. Whatever he found for us around the jungle. He also taught us some new spanish words & some words in his native Indio language. The jungle has lots flowers, huge trees, wonderful plants, birds, frogs, insects & sounds you can't identify or wonder what or who they might be coming from. The beach area is small & very private & wonderful. The snorkeling is good with lots of live corals, reef fish of all sizes, snowflake jelly fish, they don't sting just set on the bottom & lots of colorful starfish. Paddling the cayuco is a bit tricky, but you are already wet anyway. Be sure & take everything you think you want down to the beach with you. Its quite a hike both ways! Jack arranged a day trip to Crawl Caye for snorkeling, A great lunch & the on to Red Frog Beach & some much needed provisioning in Bocas Town. Be sure & make a good shopping list to start with & get everything you might want to take to Shepard Island on your first trip out. You'll be happy if you bring extra bags for your carry out goodies. Remember the beer store is an extra water taxi ride away, $10 each way. WE hope everyone enjoys their stay as much as we did. Thanks Jack & Kelly & Niko"
    Guest: ZekeandMarty Z. Date of Stay: February 2014 Review Submitted: February 26, 2014
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  • Casa Bocas

    "Just got back from Bocas Del Toro. Had a great time with my family and loved Casa Bocas. It was everything it said it would be."
    Guest: Aaron G. Date of Stay: August 2014 Review Submitted: August 19, 2014
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Bocas del Toro Travel Tips

Natural Beauty at Bocas del Toro Vacation Homes

Bocas del Toro is a small archipelago of islands in Panama in Central America. It was the country’s first national park. Because of conservation efforts, it has remained a pristine haven of natural resources. Bird and turtle sanctuaries are numerous and visitors can enjoy nature at its best. Many divers come to explore the underwater world and snorkelers can view the reefs from the surface. There are many trails that are open for visitors to explore and travelers who enjoy trekking can explore a wide range of landscapes. It’s a destination where a more leisurely pace prevails and you can take some time to enjoy the local culture and natural attractions.

Bocas del Toro Travel Attractions

In Bocas del Toro, you are really spoiled for choice. Unless you are staying for an extended period, you will really be hard-pressed to explore all of the attractions the area has to offer. Both the land and sea offer many opportunities for exploration.

The scuba diving is excellent and there are several reputable dive schools in the area that operate daily charters. Snorkeling excursions and leisurely sightseeing cruises can also be easily arranged. For a different kind of snorkeling experience, join an excursion to the mangroves. Here in the crystal clear waters, you can see the sponges, starfish, fire corals and crabs that make this area their home. Surfers’ favorite spots are the waves off the Bastimentos and Colon Islands, and Carenero Quay. While the waves are good, it’s not a place for novice surfers. Many of the waves break close to the beach or dump on coral reefs, and you need to have the ability to break away before you get too close to either.

There are many marked trails for hiking on the different islands and some local tour operators will provide a guiding service to take you around. Some of the longer trails are open for mountain biking and bikes can be hired relatively inexpensively. Two of the more well known trails are the Red Frog Trail and the Sloth Trail.

The Bocas del Toro town is a place with a rich history. Many beautiful old buildings tell their own tales of industries and developments over the ages. Many of the old colonial buildings are being lovingly restored to their former glory, making strolling down the streets a wonderful experience.

Leisurely Days at Bocas del Toro Vacation Houses

Bocas del Toro is the type of destination that you visit to escape hectic your busy life for a while. The beautiful natural surroundings and wealth of outdoor activities will quickly rejuvenate your spirits. Many of the vacation homes are located on the beachfront with sweeping views over the ocean. Enjoy breakfast out on the deck and hear the birds in the trees overhead. Most rental homes are spacious and comfortably furnished. Many are characterized by large windows, open decks and surrounded by lush tropical gardens. Staying here you can enjoy your own private piece of paradise.

Getting to Bocas del Toro

For international travelers, you will need to route via the international airport in Panama City. From there, you can get a connection with one of the domestic airlines into Bocas del Toro. There are regularly scheduled flights but because Bocas is a popular tourist destination, they are often quite fully booked. It’s therefore essential to make your reservation together with your international flight and reconfirm your flight details again prior to your departure. Upon arrival in Bocas del Toro, you can get a marine taxi out to the islands. There are two taxi companies that operate regularly scheduled departures throughout the day.

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