Bocas del Toro Province

Drinking and nightlife

Club in Bocas del Toro Town

Selina Bar

The bar at this landmark hostel is open daily, with happy hour between 7pm and 8pm, but most people make it here between 10pm and 2am on a Friday, when all the stops are pulled out and it's party time.

Bar in Bocas del Toro Town

Bookstore Bar

Just what its name suggests: this cavernous spot sells both books and drinks, though most seem more interested in the latter. It's the best spot for live music in Bocas, with rock, salsa and punk on Tuesday and...

Bar in Bocas del Toro Town

Barco Hundido

At some point you'll probably find yourself at this open-air bar, affectionately known as the ‘Wreck Deck’ after the sunken banana boat that rests in the clear Caribbean waters in front. A short boardwalk extends...

Bar in Bocas del Toro Town

Tequila Republic

While you're still 3000km from Cancun, this lively bar with an island vibe offers more than a tequila fix, though you'll get that too. There's frosty cerveza and good cocktails in addition to great tacos and...

Club in Bocas del Toro Town

La Iguana Surf Bar

Kick off your crazy Bocas night at this popular surfer and skate bar on the waterfront. Start with a US$2 beer-tequila combo. You probably won’t be in the mood for the dancing pole yet, though.

Pub in Playa Bluff & Around


A waterfront tiki bar with good pub grub, this is a nice place to gather for sunsets and cocktails, and the burgers ain't bad either. It's a US$2 taxi ride from Bocas town.

Brewery in Bocas del Toro Town

Bocas Brewery

This smart little brewpub in the Barco Hundido complex has nine beers on tap, ranging from its greatest hit Maracuya Wheat (with passionfruit) to IPAs and tropical red ale. Start out with a four-beer sampler.

Sports Bar in Bocas del Toro Town

El Toro Loco

Expat-owned, this sports bar is the closest thing you’ll find to Hooters in Bocas. Five screens are aglow at the same time and there's occasional live music. Bottled beer only.