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​Tips for Bocas Del Toro First-Timers


February 8, 2017

If you are looking for a gorgeous and relaxing Caribbean vacation, you will want to be sure to check out Bocas Del Toro hotels. There is not any place on Earth like it. It is a wonderful place to connect with nature and spend quality time relaxing and having fun with friends or family. Learn the basics of the area and Panamanian culture, as well as popular things to do.

The Basics

Bocas del Toro is comprised of a mainland along with a chain of nine islands located in the Caribbean off the province of Panama. What separates this place from most others across the world is the history and culture. Much of it has been preserved allowing you to see the cities and nature in its original untouched form. Guests who travel to Bocas del Toro will be mesmerized with the natural beauty of the land. The area has a tropical rainforest climate with temperatures averaging in the upper 80s all year long. When traveling to Bocas del Toro, you can arrive by plane or boat and the individual islands have water taxis for transportation.

Panamanian Culture

In addition to falling in love with the natural and historic beauty of Bocas del Toro, you will love the rich Panamanian culture. There are many different types of people that make up the island’s culture from Latino and Caribbean to African, European and indigenous people. The overall feel of the culture is relaxed and they focus on enjoying life and every moment. For food, rice is common in many meals. Beef, chicken, fish and pork are commonly eaten. Panamanians also love music. The traditional style of music they love is called tipico. This folklore style of music has heavy accordion influences. In addition, they also love jazz, reggae, salsa, rock and much more.

Things to Do

You will never run out of fun things to do in Bocas del Toro. A favorite amongst tourists is to explore the area, from the mainland to deep inside the forests. From the pristine beaches and coral reefs to the mainland islands, Bocas del Toro is stunning. You can also enjoy surfing, swimming with manatees and snorkeling underwater to explore the beauty of the sea. With the wide variety of birds in the area, bird watching is another popular activity on the island. From seabirds to those found deep within the forest, there are many different types and colors to see. Bocas del Toro is also home to the Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park. It has two cays, which are smaller lower islands. The park protects all life both on mainland and in the waters. It is also home to sea turtles, another favorite activity in Bocas del Toro. Learn more about the park in GeoTourism’s Isla Bastimentos National Park.

When traveling to the Bocas del Toro, you will need to find accommodations for you and your family. The Garden of Eden is the perfect place to stay. We are a bed and breakfast that will provide you with an authentic tropical paradise experience. During your stay, learn more about the top locations to visit in Bocas del Toro. Ready to travel? Book your room today!