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Learn About the Floating Doctors at Bocas Del Toro Resorts

May 10, 2017

While many travel to Bocas Del Toro resorts for vacationing, this is also a place where you can find The Floating Doctors. This worldwide group also spends time in the area to help children and adults. This is one of many developing areas they work to help save lives. Learn who The Floating Doctors are, what they do and overall culture.

Who Are the Floating Doctors?

The Floating Doctors are a group of doctors that spend time in developing parts of the world. This includes places in Bocas Del Toro. Their goal is to provide free aid to those in need, both preventative care and by providing supplies to areas that need it. Those on the Floating Doctors team consist of a variety of healthcare specialists such as doctors, nurses, occupational therapists, dentists, and veterinarians. In addition, the group also expands to educators, researchers, students and builders. This team of people are all volunteers hoping to make a difference in the lives of the impoverished. Each volunteer must go through an application process to ensure their credentials.

What They Do

The Floating Doctors provide free care to those in need, both people and animals. They also work to take much needed medical supplies to isolated regions on the earth. They work on two fronts: Preventative care and helping those in need. For preventative care, they work to reduce the amount of child and mother fatality rates by educating individuals on proper ways to eat and take care of their bodies. They also stress the importance of the need for clean water and the negative impacts unclean water can bring. This team stays up on the latest information in their medical skills and knowledge to help those in these areas stricken with disease and poverty. They make themselves available through mobile clinics, facilities and more. 


Bocas Del Toro is one of the most beautiful places on the planet. Even though many areas experience hard times, the culture in this area is rich. For those visiting, it is a great experience to see and meet the area’s history and natives. In fact, this area in Panama has many cultures within it from Panamanians and Chinese to those from Europe and Latin America. To learn more about the various types of people, be sure to check out the Bocas Del Toro Office Portal of Tourism’s “Let’s Talk About Culture.” Each culture brings in their own foods, clothing, language and more that makes this area the special place that it is.

If you plan to travel to Bocas Del Toro, you will love the culture and people you meet. Also, if you plan on becoming a Floating Doctor, this is a great area to spend time in. Bocas Del Toro has a variety of activities to do during your free time such as fishing, boating, kayaking, snorkeling and more. Many of the area has remained in its original state allowing you to see the earth in its original beauty. You will also enjoy the white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. During your trip, choose the Garden of Eden for your accommodations. Check out our rates and accommodations today.