How to have fun in Bocas del Toro. Location, Location, Location
Updated: Sep 15, 2022
Having fun on vacation seems so simple, and really it is. Here are some ways to make sure you have a good time in Bocas del Toro.
First, you want to stay in the right place. By that, I mean the correct island or part of island. Location is going to determine a lot. Bocas del Toro is actually a very large archipelago, so getting around takes planning, and it all depends on the type of experience you want. There are so many options, Bocas truly has something for everyone.
Google earth is a great way to get to know Bocas del Toro, and learn about the different islands. There are so many places to stay, but go with what you like, because they are all different and offer something unique.
To the east you get closer to the Zapatilla Cays, If you looking for more of a beachy, natural, tropical resort vibe, within earshot of the National Park, then this is a great area to look into. The only thing, is that you won't have good access to town, and transportation, but believe it or not, it's possible to have your cake and eat it too.
Staying closer to town will give you more options for activities. Being near the hub of transportation means you can go everywhere easily instead of being stuck in one place all the time. So what are the other options? Bastimentos, Solarte, Carenero, and Isla Colon. Of course there are many more options, but those are more than likely going to be what most people are looking for.
From here you'll be able to access more. And you'll have lots of places close by to explore, making it easy to see a lot in one day. You can snorkel, visit beaches, go to a restaurant, take a hike, and go shopping, in an afternoon. Or you can go to the destination of your choice and spend the whole day relaxing. So its nice to have more options. The only problem is that you need to know where to go.
It you want to do more than just lounge around at a resort all day, you're going to need to do some research in order to know where to go and the best way to get there. There's a lot to do here, and that makes it even more important that you have a plan.
Sometimes the best thing to do is find a reputable tour agency that aligns with your interests. There are many touristy group tours selling their services, but that doesn't always impress a traveler that wants more. Your best bet is to find something a bit more custom, out of the box. There are plenty of great tour companies in Bocas, do your research, chat with them before you come, and choose the best one that you think will give your group the best service.
You are guaranteed to have a great time in Bocas if you Stay in the right location, close to the transportation hub, and hookup with a reputable tour guide that can customize everything just for you. This way you can get the most out of your time here, life moves slow here in the islands and days move faster than you want, that's why its important to be efficient with you time in Bocas. To savor it. You'll soon realize why so many people fall in love with this place.