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.
Step out of Bocas Town with an excursion to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach--about 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, admire the natural beauty at Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and look for all kinds of wild species at Dolphin Bay Preserve.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Bocas Town online visit planner .

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. Traveling from Panama City in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bocas Town, with lows around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to 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.
On the 30th (Mon), step off the mainland to explore Isla Bastimentos and then stroll through Red Frog Beach.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isla Bastimentos tour builder .

Isla Bastimentos is just a stone's throw from Bocas Town. In September in Isla Bastimentos, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 34°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

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