5 days in Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

5 days in Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

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5 days in Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

Start: Panama City
Fly:  2 h 15 min
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 3 nights
Ferry:  30 min
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
Ferry + Foot + Fly:  3 h
End: Panama City

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach (about 30 minutes away). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas, stroll around Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and examine the collection at Plastic Bottle Village.

To see traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town trip app .

Panama City to Bocas Town is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bocas Town when traveling from Panama City in October, with lows around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the ferry to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Playa Bluff, Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago
Playa Bluff ©
Playa Bluff

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): head off the coast to Isla Bastimentos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

To find other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Isla Bastimentos trip itinerary app .

Isla Bastimentos is just a short distance from Bocas Town. In October in Isla Bastimentos, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Parks Nature Beaches
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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach
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Isla Bastimentos