Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, Bocas Town

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Discover the vast protected plains of Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, the first marine park of Panama. An important habitat for monkeys, sloths, crocodile and 28 species of amphibians and reptiles, this 132 sq km (50.9 sq mi) reserve has everything from coral lined beaches to swampy wetlands. Investigate this diverse terrain and the animals that call it their home. The Cayos Zappatillas are a popular stop in the reserve-- two shoe shaped, uninhabited islands with shores of coral, tropical species of bird and a common nesting spot for sea turtles. Head to Wizard Beach for fantastic snorkelling and swimming where jungle surrounds a golden shore. To visit Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos on your trip to Bocas Town, use our Bocas Town tour itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful place, though a lot of tourists on somedays. I saw a nurse shark while doing swimmboard ! Awesome !  more »
  • Beautiful and calm waters to snorkel with tons of reef fish around. There are multiple reefs to snorkel along the parque. Go when the water is calm and clear.  more »
  • Nice coral reefs and lots of colorful fish. We saw Blue Tang, Sargent-Majors, Clown-fish, and many others. The Zapatilla Islands are lovely but can be crowded in sections, so if you are looking for peace and quiet head for the smaller of the two islands, which has an interesting walking trail starting at the ranger station
  • amazing beaches and increedible views! the coral reefs are awsome
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