Welcome to Bocas del Toro Province

With its Caribbean islands dotting a shock of blue waters, Bocas del Toro is all that's tropical. This is Panama’s principal tourist draw and it will no doubt provide some of your most memorable experiences. The archipelago consists of six densely forested islands, scores of uninhabited islets and the Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, Panama’s oldest marine park.The longtime base of Chiquita Banana, the... Read More

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Bocas del Toro Province activities

$76 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Panama City Food Tour

Meet your local guide and fellow culinary explorers at Café Unido Coffee Roasters, where you’ll begin your Panama City food and drinks tour with a tasting of high-end coffee. Sip a sample made from Geisha beans — some of Panama’s best (and one of the world’s most expensive) — and learn about the country’s coffee industry from a local coffee farmer and roaster. Now that you’re a bit caffeinated, move on to your next stop, a gourmet food shop that specializes in rich Panamanian chocolate. On your way there, enjoy your walk through the World Heritage-listed Casco Viejo district (also known as Casco Antiguo), passing by historical landmarks like the Arco Chato (Flat Arch). When you arrive at the food shop, sample a piece of organic chocolate from the Bocas del Toro province, where the chocolate is produced by the Ngöbe, an indigenous group. Then take another walk through Casco Viejo toward your next destination, stopping along the way for photo ops of the stunning Metropolitan Cathedral and white-washed Presidential Palace (Palacio de las Garzas). Next up is a local microbrewery, where you can enjoy a tasting of four beers — whichever are on tap that day. Take a look at the brewery facilities to see how the local beer is made, and learn a bit about beermaking in Panama from your guide. Continue your adventure along the malecón (sea wall) to a seafood market, where you’ll enjoy some fresh ceviche, a Panamanian specialty that’s also common throughout Central and South America. Panamanian ceviche typically consists of small pieces of fresh raw fish cured in lime juice and flavored with chopped onion and cilantro, and it’s one of the best things you’ll eat all day. Finally, head to your last stop, a rooftop bar, for a rum cocktail made with 7-year-old Ron Abuelo, which comes from one of Panama's oldest rum producers. As you sip your drink, watch the sunset over the city. Your tour ends here, where you can stay on your own to continue your evening in Panama City, or find perhaps another spot in Casco Viejo to have drinks and dinner.

$45 Outdoor Activities

Polo's Paradise Madness Day Tour

After meeting your guide in late morning, head out to a tropical fruit farm where you will see, smell and taste some of the rarest fruits known to mankind. After this amazing experience you will continue the trail over farmland, valleys and witness stunning views of Bastimentos. Sit down on Gabriellito Hill and have a little fruit snack while enjoying the view of the Caribbean Sea. Along the way your guide will explain about the island life, and wildlife before arriving at Polo Beach.Polo Beach is inhabited by one person, Polo. Although the stories vary, Polo has been living on the beach for about 50 years and lives off of the jungle. If you are lucky, Polo will cook one of his amazing dishes (for a small fee, not included). Freshly-made sandwiches will make sure you do not get hungry after this strenuous hike.For approximately 3-hours you will have the freedom to snorkel around the reef right in front of the beach, walk along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, hang out with Polo, discover more of the jungle, or simply lay down and enjoy the day.After this wonderful experience, head to Red Frog Beach to take a boat back to Old Bank. If you are feeling hungry, have dinner at the Sea Monkey restaurant, they offer a variety of amazing dishes.

$60 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Bocas del Toro Catamaran Sailing Day Trip

After pickup at the dock in Boteros de Bastimentos, board your catamaran for a 7-hour guided tour. You will sail slowly while experiencing the tranquil vibe that makes Bocas del Toro so special. Cruise through the mangroves to observe dolphins and anchor at two largely unexplored but abundant coral reefs.Your first stop is in Dolphin Bay, where you will have the opportunity to observe wild bottlenose dolphins in their natural habitat. At each snorkeling  stop, don your gear and explore a colorful reef full of sea sponges, sea anemones, and a variety of starfish (sea stars) with your guide.After a lunch break, continue toward Isla Solarte (Solarte Island, aka Nancy's Cay) and snorkel at another spectacular reef teeming with colorful fish and large coral heads. Finish with the return trip back to port.

$61 Water Sports

Diving in Bocas del Toro

The boats take out divers 2 times a day 365 days a year. The morning dive starts at 9am and the afternoon dive at 2pm. All of you must be ready for departure 10 minutes before the dive starts. The Fun Dive package is for certified divers of all levels and it includes the following:-- Complete scuba gear, the brand of our gear is ScubaPro and all of our gears is being maintained on a regular basis by a Scuba Pro certified technician - Fruits and water on board after each dive

$110 Water Sports

Two Tank Dive in Bocas del Toro

This tour is offered twice a day. The morning dive goes out at 9am and the evening dive goes out at 2pm. We all need to be ready 10 minutes before the boat goes out for the dive.The dive includes complete scuba gear, fruits and water on board after each dive and professional dive masters who will give you all the instructions needed.

$1259.10 Yolo

Panama Experience

From San José, hit the beach and mountain retreats on your way to the locks of the world-famous Panama Canal at the centre of the Americas. Visit gorgeous islands and chill to reggae beats on Caribbean beaches. Search for the quetzal bird in cloud forests and shake your tailfeather in the clubs of Panama City. With your hotel and transport arranged by our CEOs, you can concentrate on choosing your own adventure.