Top 5 Things To Do in Bocas Del Toro, Panama 2017
Situated along Panama’s breathtaking Caribbean coast, the archipelago of Bocas Del Toro is one of the most sought-after destinations in this amazing country. Isla Colón is the main island, where the popular capital city, Bocas Town, is home to charming shops and restaurants built right above the water as well as plenty of lively nightlife options. The entire region is teeming with biodiversity, from lush rainforests to protected marine parks and coral reefs, and it is likely you will encounter a range of fascinating wildlife species including sea turtles, dolphins, sloths and howler monkeys. Of course, no vacation to the area would be complete without some relaxing beach time and there is no shortage of idyllic stretches of sand to do just that. To help you plan your Panama vacation, the Real Deal Tours has thoughtfully selected the following list of the top five activities in Bocas Del Toro you really must experience.
Bocas Town ATV Tour - Choose Your Own Off Road Adventure
Unlike any other ATV tour in Bocas Del Toro, you are in charge of your own itinerary as you explore the tropical jungle of Panama, guide-free! You will be given a detailed map of this private tour area where you will be free to roam around the 1,400 acre property at your own pace. After a thorough briefing about the land, operating your manual ATV and what to do in case you have any trouble, the staff will send you off to discover your own adventure. The challenging ATV trails throughout the property will definitely get your adrenaline pumping, while the coastal areas will tempt you with sparkling water just waiting for you to swim or snorkel around in. You will also enjoy the incredible vistas of the Caribbean Sea as you gain altitude along the rocky bluffs. When you return, you can celebrate your amazing day with a beer at the onsite beachfront restaurant. Whether you choose the 4 hour or 8 hour Bocas Town ATV tour, you will certainly have an adventure of a lifetime on this off-road adventure in Bocas Del Toro!
Bocas Del Toro Discover Scuba - Learn To Dive in Panama
Scuba diving in Bocas Del Toro is a magical experience that no one should miss. With the names of the local dive sites such as Punta Caracol (seashell point), Punta Manglar (mangrove point) and Coral Gardens, it kind of paints a picture of what you can expect. If you are new to diving, you can learn the basics at a resort course in Bocas Del Toro before joining the regular diving tours available. The diving conditions in Panama are spectacular, with the clear turquoise water of the Caribbean and inviting temperatures allowing you to enjoy sightings of the flourishing coral gardens, seahorses, mangroves, tropical fish species, sea turtles and so much more. Bocas Del Toro also happens to boast plenty of wildlife above the water including monkeys, sloths and the poisonous red dart frog and you may catch a glimpse during your diving tour. Whether you are a seasoned diver or a complete novice, diving in Bocas Del Toro is sure to be one of the highlights of your Panama vacation!
Red Frog Beach Canopy Tour - Bocas Del Toro's Hottest Destination
The eco-friendly Red Frog Beach Canopy Tour is a terrific way to get your heart racing with nonstop excitement. The tour takes place on the gorgeous Bastimentos Island, which you will travel to by a special water taxi from the mainland. Upon arrival to the dock, you will begin your zipline tour with a 4x4 truck ride all the way to the top of Bastimentos Island. From there, get ready for a thrilling ride high above the canopy line with 7 ziplines, vertical rappel, a swaying sky bridge and a Treetop Challenge Course. You will encounter jaw-dropping views of the jungle, the crystal clear waters of the Caribbean and the surrounding islands as your soar above the trees. Three tours each day allow you to choose the best time to fit your schedule, and you can spend even more time on Bastimentos Island before or after your ziplining excursion to swim at Red Frog Beach or enjoy a meal and some drinks.
Deep Boarding Snorkeling Tour Bocas Del Toro - Extreme Snorkeling in Panama
Deep boarding is snorkeling taken to the extreme. If you are the adventurous type, you will definitely want to try Deep Boarding snorkeling tour for yourself. This exhilarating new concept will take you on a journey beneath the water’s surface to view the beauty of the underwater Caribbean paradise found in Bocas Del Toro. Holding onto a Deep Board that is made of cystal clear acrylic, you will quickly learn how to maneuver and gain the most from your experience as you dive up and down while twisting and turning as you please. This remarkable sensation has been compared to what it must feel like to be a dolphin in the sea. To get a better idea of what deep boarding is, you can read our team member's experience. There is no need to have any prior snorkeling experience and you will have an absolute blast during this full day excursion filled with awe-inspiring scenery along the coastline and wildlife encounters you will never forget!
Bocas Del Toro Catamaran Sailing - The Cherry On Top Of Your Panama Vacation
There are few activities more relaxing than a catamaran sailing adventure around Bocas Del Toro in Panama. This catamaran sailing tour is one you’ll definitely want to take part in, during which you will encounter destinations such as Starfish Beach where you will witness the amazing sight of giant starfish decorating the beach, and Dolphin Bay where baby dolphins can be seen frolicking around the turquoise-hued waters. Snorkeling is also a highlight at the unparalleled Coral Gardens, which is teeming with colorful marine life. With so much space to spread out, you can choose to sunbathe as you cruise around or take advantage of the shaded area and keep cool. A delicious lunch (including vegetarian options!) and beverages are provided, so all you need to do is arrive ready to have a wonderful time.
On one hand, we cannot think of a better place to sip a "coco loco" cocktail while chilling in a hammock than Bocas Del Toro. On the other hand there is so much more this archipelago has to offer than just beaches and the infamous Bocas Del Toro nightlife. You really have to get out there and explore it all. So we hope our pick for the Top 5 Things To Do in Bocas Del Toro inspires you to seek out a bit more adventure on your next Panama vacation.