Travelling through Bocas del Toro is all about embracing that rhythm and pace which is the key to the laid-back way of life that truly characterizes the Caribbean. Bocas del Toro includes a chain of islands and a section of biodiverse, rain forested mainland that makes up the Bocas del Toro province of Panama. It is a rich, relatively undiscovered slice of paradise for divers, surfers, adventurers with a penchant for exquisite birdlife, beach lovers and more.
No matter what time of year you choose to travel through Bocas del Toro – there will always be something to sweep you off your feet. From unbelievable diving conditions and the beautiful Starfish Beach on Isla Colón, to the world-class surfing experiences at Isla Carenero, Isla Bastimentos, and not for the feint-hearted, Bluff Beach! With forest trekking and incredible beaches with a character to suit all tastes – Bocas del Toro will always leave you wanting more.
Bocas del Toro is a region of Panama that is beautifully untouched and still rather unassuming as a diving destination. There is an unbelievable array of aquatic life to be discovered just off the coast of all the islands in the chain, while the warm conditions of the region and the water make for a truly peaceful and undisturbed diving experience. Enjoy the best diving visibility in the dry season from February – April and September – October. Rainbow coral reefs stretch for miles and offer up some of the planet’s most beautiful species, making for a truly world-class diving experience for divers of all capabilities.
With its warm, clear waters and perfect swells – suited not only to seasoned veterans but beginners as well, the Caribbean Sea and Bocas del Toro delivers season to season. Enjoy some of the most pristine surfing conditions from December – March each year, with swells of up to 12 foot, while May – July offers up smaller swells at 8 foot. Put your best foot forward at popular surf spots at Isla Colón, Isla Carenero, and Isla Bastimentos.
Discover the protected, biodiverse forest regions of Bocas del Toro with guided treks through the Marine Park at Isla Bastimentos. Get up close to some of Panama’s famed birdlife including the gorgeous toucan, hummingbird and woodpecker. Watch marine turtles lay their eggs by night at Isla Colón and discover the many gorgeous beaches that characterise each island, ranging from sprawling and peaceful, rugged and untouched to busy and vibrant – the beaches of Bocas del Toro do justice to the Caribbean in all its diverse, natural beauty.