Set on the Western Caribbean coast of Panama near the border with Costa Rica, Bocas del Toro holidays visit an archipelago of stunning islands blessed with the cocktail of the perfect beach: idyllic white sands, azure waters and a backdrop of lush rainforest. The island chain is comprised of a section of the mainland plus 50 cayes and around 200 tiny islets, many completely deserted and crying out to be landed on by a privately chartered boat, where you can relax on the beach with a picnic and a cocktail.
When travelling around the archipelago you may spot wild dolphin, sloths and an amazing array of birdlife – there are many nature walks through the rainforest on which you can get up close to all manner of flora and fauna. Away from dry land, holidays to Bocas del Toro can take in the magnificent beaches around the archipelago, such as Starfish Beach, named for the large number of starfish that live on the ocean floor.
The main island visited on Bocas del Toro holidays is Isla Colon, home to the capital, Bocas Town. Built in the early 20th century by the United Fruit Company, the tiny capital has retained its charm, with colourful Caribbean-style clapboard houses and a friendly atmosphere which makes it easy for travellers to linger. Bocas Town is the ideal base for exploring the archipelago, with many water taxis leaving from here, heading to the remote beaches and snorkelling sites.
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