The Archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a group of 7 major islands in Panama’s north-western Caribbean Sea near the border with Costa Rica, and is without a doubt the country’s hottest beach destination. Bocas del Toro attracts travelers from all over the world, who are on the lookout for paradisaical landscapes, virgin golden and white sand beaches, exuberant wildlife and exciting water sports such as scuba diving and world class surfing.
With a Caribbean tropical rainforest climate and temperatures ranging from 70° to 90° F (20° – 32° C), Bocas del Toro is visited by vacationers all year round. Being situated below the 10 degrees north latitude line, Bocas del Toro is completely free of hurricanes (unlike most Caribbean islands) which makes for the ideal Caribbean vacation destination.
The capital of Bocas del Toro is known as Bocas town (or simply Bocas), is the place where most hotels and restaurants have opened shop. If you are looking for a vibrant nightlife and ease of access to everything that the Archipelago has to offer, this is the place to be. Bocas town is located on the south-eastern tip of Colon Island. If you travel by air, this is where you will land, and if you travel by land, Bocas town is only a 25 minute boat ride away from Almirante, the port where the bus will drop you off. For more information about traveling to Bocas click here…
Bocas del Toro’s main town is home to 8,000 inhabitants, and is a real melting pot composed of Ngobe Bugle and Teribe Indians, as well as Latinos, Blacks, Chinese and expats from all over Europe, Central and South America, Canada and the USA.