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Wildlife You May See Near Bocas Del Toro Hotels


November 16, 2016

One of the many reasons why people travel the world is to see the different wildlife in countries around the world. If this is why you love to travel, a trip to Bocas del Toro will definitely not disappoint. When you stay in one of the many Bocas del Toro hotels, you’ll be sure to see at least one of these exotic creatures:

Sloths

These lazy creatures live high in the treetops of the Panamanian rainforests, so you may need to crane your neck to spot one. Don’t expect these sluggish animals to go racing by you either—they spend around 20 hours per day sleeping or lounging around. Your best chance of spotting one is in the Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, which is located in Bocas del Toro town.

Orchids

The Holy Ghost Orchid is the national flower of Panama, so of course, you can expect to see these beautiful, blooming buds throughout your stay in Bocas del Toro. These aren’t just any old orchids, either. The species found in Panama are exotic and unique, so even if you have orchids back home, these will still take your breath away.

Turtles

Bocas del Toro is home to three different kinds of endangered or vulnerable marine turtles: Pacific Green, the Loggerhead, and the Hawksbill. All of these turtles return to the beaches of Bocas del Toro during nesting season, so if you look carefully as you stroll along the shore, you might be able to see one nesting. However, because these species are endangered, you should never interact with the turtles, their eggs, or their babies.

Whales

Many tourists are drawn to Bocas del Toro because of the whale watching tours, and it’s not hard to see why. These majestic creatures are attracted to the warm waters of Panama, and can be seen off of the shores between December and February, as well as June to October. The humpback whales that come from the Southern hemisphere travel all the way from Antarctica, while the whales that are arriving from the Northern hemisphere make their way down from Alaska.

Bats

Although they’re not the cutest or cuddliest of creatures, Bocas del Toro visitors can also see bats while they enjoy their stay in this beautiful area. But, if you’re not a night person, you may never see them since they are only out and about after the sun goes down. Perhaps the most interesting type of bat is the “fishing bat,” which uses its sharp claws to pick up fish swimming on the surface of the water. Don’t worry though—these animals tend to stay away from humans.
 
Do you want to see the incredible wildlife in Bocas del Toro? First, you have to find a place to stay. There is no place better in Bocas del Toro than the luxurious Garden of Eden. We have affordable, family-friendly accommodations with breathtaking views of the impressive island. This is the quiet sanctuary you need to get away. Contact us at +507-6967-0187  or send us an email at gardenofeden.bocas@gmail.com for more information.