Best island / accommodation in Bocas del Toro
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Nov 13, 2012 1:56 PM Last Post By: ramman
Nov 11, 2012 6:52 AM
Best island / accommodation in Bocas del ToroHi everyone,
I'm planning a very brief trip to Bocas del Toro, and was wondering which island you'd recommend to stay on - and even which hotel, if any stand out. I'm only going to have two nights, so better if it isn't somewhere incredibly far-flung. But I'm mainly after peace and quiet, so thought it might be better to get off the main island? Budget is sort of mid-range. Any tips would be great.
Also, is Aeroperlas better than Air Panama, or vice-versa? I'll probably fly from Panama City just because time so limited.
Nov 11, 2012 2:34 PM
Nov 11, 2012 3:43 PM
Nov 11, 2012 11:06 PM
3Aeroperlas has decided to cease their operations in Panama. Air Panama is the only option right now. Please have in mind that most flights are delayed and try to book in advance.
The Main Island is where you will find most of the entertainment like restaurants, bars and clubs but yet there is really no noise on the street that so you will be able to remain peace and quite in most hotels in the Main Island. The two I recommend the most are Tropical Suites and Palma Royale. Tropical Suites I like a little better because although it's older than Palma Royal, Tropical Suites is right in front of the sea and Palma Royal is across the street which makes a big difference to me.
Anyway I encourage you to visit http://extremepanama.com/bocas_del_toro.html, this website has been very useful to me when looking for hotels in Panama. I assure you there are many beautiful and more secluded places relatively close to Bocas Town.
Nov 12, 2012 4:10 PM
Nov 12, 2012 4:34 PM
Nov 12, 2012 4:53 PM
6Well we just got back from Isla Bastimentos and there's a great choice, just 10 minutes boat ride from Bocas town and very much into peace and tranquility. We had booked Bocas Bound Hostel with a/c in our room and I think they have it in all rooms. There;s a small kitchen but we were eating in the attached restaurant - daily specials for less than $6 for a full meal but also delicious pizzas and a lot of Panama food. There was a local band playing at the beach bar on Saturday and it seems to me like the best beach I saw in whole Central America.
The good thing is that there are a lot of jugle trails and you see such a variety in plants and animals - there was even a sloth hanging in the tree just outside the hostel and we met a bat scientist to tell us a lot about bats in Panmama and show us hundreds of photos.
Nov 13, 2012 1:05 PM
Nov 13, 2012 1:56 PM
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