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Bocas del Toro Fair of the Sea. “La Feria del Mar” (Fair of the Sea) is a much anticipated festival held annually in Bocas del Toro each September. The fairground is located between the “El Istmito” beach and the road leading to Boca del Drago beach. This year it will be held from Monday, September 12 to Sunday, September 18.
The festival takes place on the seafront and highlights the idiosyncrasies, customs and the way of life of Bocatoreños. Among the attractions to be enjoyed at the fair are the seafood and fish dishes typical of the region. Handicrafts, jewelry, leather goods etc. are on sale and government entities participate with different exhibition booths highlighting their contribution to the region.
Musical and artistic folk groups perform, presenting a complete picture of the traditional dances of the Bocas del Toro province.
The “Fair of the Sea” would not be complete without the colorful and fun aquatic competitions such as motorboat and paddle boat races in both male and female categories which are cheered on by enthusiastic supporters In addition to these competitions, an important fishing tournament takes place, which has become one of the main attractions of the fair.