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Adventurous travellers who are looking for more than sun and sea, will be in their element in Bocas del Toro, the western province located on the Caribbean side of the country. Choose from a zipline, jungle tour, boat tour, catamaran sailing, surfing, snorkeling, diving; the list goes on forever. Whatever you are looking for, it is certain that you will have a good time.
A standard for visitors is a trip to the Bastimentos National Marine Park. This 13,226 hectares inland and 11,596 of mainly shallow waters) marine park is one of the most beautiful and important marine habitats of Panama. As well as reefs it includes the pristine Zapatilla Cays. One of the best places to visit is Red Frog Beach with its gorgeous views and big waves, a place where surfers will feel at right home.
Bocas Town on Isla Colón, has many hotels, restaurants and bars. Carenero the smallest of the inhabited islands and the closest to Bocas Town, just two-minutes boat ride, also has a few hotels and excellent seafood restaurants.
Another place that is a must is Dolphin Bay, where you can see dolphins swimming and Coral Cay, where the waters are so clear you will see school, of fish It is the ideal spot for snorkeling.
There are daily flights to Bocas del Toro from Panama City. A bus also departs daily from Albrook Bus Terminal to Changuinola . For more information visit www.bocasdeltoro.com