12 days in Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

12 days in Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

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12 days in Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

Start: Portland
Fly:  21 h 45 min
1
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 7 nights
Ferry:  30 min
2
Isla Bastimentos
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  25 h
End: Portland

7
nights
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bocas Town: Aamvecona (in Changuinola) and Playa Bluff (in Bluff Beach). Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Bastimentos National Park. Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, enjoy the sand and surf at Starfish Beach, and make a trip to Random Art.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bocas Town tour itinerary builder app .

Portland, USA to Bocas Town is an approximately 22-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is 3 hours. Traveling from Portland in May, expect much hotter with lows of 73°F in Bocas Town. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Colon, Playa Bluff, Aamvecona, Up In The Hill
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden ©
Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

2
nights
Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): step off the mainland to explore Isla Bastimentos and then kick back and relax at Polo Beach. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Wizard Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isla Bastimentos holiday planning tool .

Isla Bastimentos is just a short distance from Bocas Town. In May, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 73°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach
Isla Bastimentos ©
Isla Bastimentos
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

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