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3 Ideas to Help You Have a Great Day at the Beach at Boca del Toro Boutique Hotels

July 5, 2017

What is one of the best parts about staying at Boca del Toro hotels in Panama? An amazing day (or several) on the beach. One of the greatest things about the beach in this area is how the land itself is fairly new to international travelers. This means you get to enjoy nature in a fairly original, untouched state. As you put together your itinerary for an upcoming trip, take into consideration the top beaches in Bocas del Toro to visit, safety tips for a great day, and your ultimate beach packing list.

Top Beaches in Bocas del Toro

Playa Carenero (Carenero Beach) is a great all-day beach spot in Bocas del Toro thanks to its many different activities and amenities available. On the Isle of Carenero, just a short water taxi ride outside of the town, is home to some of the best seafood restaurants and hiking in the area. It’s perfect for those who want to spend a day lounging, or would like to surf or explore the coral reef below. Cayo Zapatillas is another great spot to spend a day at the beach. Bocas del Toro Travel explains that this area is two mangrove islands that have been ringed by golden sand beaches and coral reefs. This beach is especially popular for those looking to explore sea life, including the endangered Hawksbill sea turtles. Last, for a calm beach in the town that is close and convenient, there is Costa Azul beach.

Safety Tips

By just ensuring you enforce just a few key safety tips, you and your travel group can enjoy your beach day without worry! First, it is important to always wear sunscreen and re-apply throughout the day. You will want to put sunscreen on 15 minutes before going into the sun and if you will be in the water, make sure it is waterproof. Since the weather at the beach is warm, make sure you stay well hydrated to avoid dehydration or heat stroke. For anyone in the group that does not know how to swim, it is best to have a life vest handy. Also, it is important to understand how to react if you get trapped in a rip current. Always remember to stay calm and try to swim parallel towards the shoreline. Be sure to check out these additional water and beach safety tips when staying at Panama boutique hotels.

Beach Packing List

When going to the beach, make sure you have all your essentials ready and accessible! Some of the top key essentials include towels, bottled water, a change of clothes and shoes, first aid kit, hair brushes or combs, lounging chairs, beach toys and sunglasses. Additional items that are great for relaxing and taking a load off, are a beach umbrella, which you may be able to find already available to guests and a beach blanket. If you plan on reading for much of the day on a tablet or smartphone, bring a fully-charged jump battery that you can use when your device runs out of juice! It is also important to have medical information and insurance details readily available in the event of an emergency.
When it comes to deciding on a hotel for your Bocas del Toro stay, we invite you to the Garden of Eden! During your stay, you will love how many outdoor activities are at your fingertips, from fishing and boating to kayaking and snorkeling. Get started today by booking your trip to Garden of Eden in Bocas del Toro, Panama.