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Bocas del Toro

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Bocas del Toro

The archipelago of Bocas del Toro is a dispersion of 7 major islands and more than 52 keys and 200 islands off the northwest coast of Panama, located near the border with Costa Rica. The paradise city of Bocas del Toro is located within this archipelago. The island is covered with dense rainforest vegetation and most of its shores are surrounded by beautiful white and golden sand. Bocas del Toro was one of the most important and prosperous cities in Panama thanks to the installation of a large producer of bananas, which led the city to the height of its splendor. In 1920, commercial production of bananas disappeared (as it was brought to the mainland), but it left countless old colonial buildings and parks in its wake. Travelers worldwide are now rediscovering the magnificence and natural beauty of the island of Bocas del Toro. y la belleza natural de la Isla está siendo redescubierta por viajeros de todo el mundo.

Highlights 
Perfect place for true ecotourism.
Cultural diversity from fusion of ethnicities.
Huge coral reef site.
Beaches and forests everywhere.
Transport 
Bocas del Toro has an airport so it is easily accessible by air through 45-minute daily flights from Panama City, and one hour flights from San Jose, Costa Rica. By bus it is about 9-10 hours from Panama City.
The best of the city 

Keys Tours: One of the excursions you don’t want to miss is sailing along the south coast of Solarte Key, through the mangroves of Marine Park, to Coral Key to appreciate its beautiful reefs, and finally to Zapatillas Key.

Visit Mangroves and Popa: Sail down the south coast to the mangroves to snorkel around their roots and to enjoy the amazing, colorful marine life, and visit the Popa indigenous community where you can learn about the Ngobe culture.

Red Frog Beach: A total adventure! You get to one side of the island by boat and then walk about 15 minutes along a path where you will see sloths, the famous red frog, and many birds

Sloth Trail: This fascinating, entertaining trip is led by indigenous guides in wooden boats. The tour has 2 parts: land and water. You’ll enjoy the native flora and fauna and complete the journey by exploring a coral cave with colorful stalactites and stalagmites.

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Climate 
Bocas del Toro has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures ranging from 20° - 32° C (68° - 90° F). The dry season occurs from February to April and September to October. The wettest month of the year is December. Surf season occurs from December to March and during June and July.
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