Cave sights in Panama
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Although it's a mere 10min boat ride from the town of Bocas del Toro, Isla Bastimentos is a different world. The northern coast of the island is home to palm-fringed wilderness beaches that serve as nesting grounds for sea turtles, while most of the southern coast consists of mangrove islands and coral reefs that fall within the boundaries of the Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos.
The main settlement on Bastimentos is the historic West Indian town of Old Bank, which has its origins in the banana industry. Here, you'll hear Gali-Gali, the distinctive Creole language of Bocas del Toro Province that combines Afro-Antillean English, Spanish and Ngöbe-Buglé. The island…
If sun, sand and surf aren't your persuasion, then consider a trip to La Gruta (The Cavern) where you can wade through waist-high water while trying not to disturb the thousands of sleeping bats overhead. The entrance to the cave is marked by a statue of the Virgin Mary.