This tropical archipelago in the Caribbean was discovered by Christopher Columbus in 1502. Its islands arch encloses the calm green waters of Chiriqui Lagoon in the northwestern part of the country. It offers exotic beaches and banana plantations near the coast. The Marine National Park “Isla Bastimentos” features spectacular coral reef sand warm crystal- clear water that is a paradise for adventurers and divers.
It’s hard to leave Bocas del Toro. It’s a terribly relaxing place, and at the same time it exudes a funky, romantic charm that has something untamed about it. The place is filled with colorful characters nursing drinks in dilapidated wooden bars or running rustic hotels on remote beaches. It’s the kind of Caribbean hideaway one expects to find only in old Bogart films!