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Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón"
Changuinola/Captain Manuel Nino Airport
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About Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro is an archipelago off the coast of Panama in the Caribbean Sea, reachable by water taxi from Almirante, a journey which takes about forty-five minutes. From Bocas there are easy connections to Changuinola to the Costa Rica border or to Panamanian cities such as David or Panama City. Temperatures in Bocas del Toro average at more than thirty degrees Celsius year-round but rains are common most of the year also.
If you are staying at a Bocas del Toro hostel and are interested in surfing, there is some excellent surfing in Bocas, though it is not possible to go surfing in Bocas town -- however, it is possible to take a water taxi to the surf breaks. Bastimentos Island also has some good breaks. Beaches in Bocas are reasonably nice. Diving is not highly rated because a number of rivers drain into Bocas, bringing the visibility down to a few metres.
Bocas has a reputation as a party town and this is what attracts most travelers who come to stay at Bocas del Toro hostels. At night, the backpacker bars are full of tourists and some locals for happy hours; some of the establishments in town also run promotions, including ladies drink free. A must-visit venue is Aqua Lounge, a two-minute water taxi ride offshore, where you can jump off the diving board, the swings, or the trampoline into the warm Caribbean Sea! Barco Undido is a well designed popular nightspot that is busy every night, as is Iguana.
There are more hostels than hotels on Isla Colon. All Bocas del Toro hostels have good locations in the small town. Some look to be rundown but are comfortable and have all the facilities needed.
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"At first glance, Mondo Taitu looks like a rundown building, but most of the buildings in Bocas are similar. The hostel is slightly dusty, but this adds to the character of the hostel. The Locati
Bocas Island Lodge
"Bocas Bound on Isla Bastimentos (at Red Frog Beach) Located in a living rainforest on a Caribbean island, Bocas Bound is the place to stay in Bocas del Toro. Bocas Bound provides immediate access to surfing, hiking, kayaking, and gorgeous beaches. Your accommodations are laid-back bunk houses with views of a calm lagoon. Trails from your doorstep lead you through dense jungle to breathtaking beaches and hidden coves. Hang out at The Kayukos...
Gran Kahuna Hostal
"Gran Kahuna Hostel is a small hostel with a surfer vibe on a small island near Bocas del Toro. The location would be a perfect quiet spot, away from the busyness of the centre of town area, but unfortunately there is surrounding noise both during the day and at night. The Location The hostel is located a few minutes away by taxi boat from the docks in Bocas town. It is not far, and the taxi boats are not expensive, but the cost can add...
Mar e Iguana Hostel
"Mar e Iguana Hostel, which provides basic hostel facilities, is located on the outskirts of Bocas Town in a brightly coloured building, with a relaxed environment and a few hammocks for relaxing.
Panama's Paradise Caribbean Cabanas Rafael's House
"…Soon you might pick up some of the local language: 'Whappin man!' check in: 12:00 check out: 11:00 breakfast included credit cards accepted cancellation policy: 72 hours" …"…You can take the
Spanish by the Sea - Bocas
"… with cozy, clean rooms and a great location, the Spanish by the River - Turrialba Hostel offers a variety of fun cultural activities, excursions and Spanish courses, including: - Botanical Garden - Surf Class - Red Frog Beach - Coral Reef Snorkeling - Stand-up Paddle Boat - Horseback riding - Sunset Tour - Catamaran Sailing - Bastimentos Cave & Beach - Sky Zip-line Canopy in Bastimentos - Oreba Cacao Plantation - Dolphin Bay – Coral...
"…In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 10:00 to 23:00 . Check out from 06:00 to 11:00 . Payment upon arrival by cash. T
"Bambuda Lodge is a hotel-style hostel that supports eco-tourism and is run by travelers. Additionally, there's a pool with a great view, and you can also snorkel at the dock of the hostel! The Location Bambuda Lodge is located on a small island, a fifteen-minute boat ride from Isla Colon (you'll have to pay to ride the boat). The hostel building is visible from the water and is on a little hill, so that you have a great view over the...
"… between the islands, an experience that is always fun. Our hostel is positioned on wooden stilts over clear blue Caribbean water, we offer a choice of rooms, from private to dorms sleeping up to 6 people, all rooms are air conditioned and have access to private bathrooms. The public area of the hostel offers fabulous panoramic views of the rainforest lined Caribbean sea. Our bar has a wide range of beverages for every taste, and we...
South Beach Hostel & Boutique
"Fans or A/C available in all rooms! Amenities: Free Wifi Full Service Kitchen 3 Full Bathrooms Outdoor Hammocks Filtered Tap Water Living Area with Cable TV Pool and Sun Deck Surf Board and Snorkel Rental Shuttle service to Costa Rica Restaurant and Bar -Serving authentic Caribbean Cuisine" …"One block from Bocas Marine Tours water taxi allowing for a quick arrival or departure and quick access to other islands so you can...
Palmar Tent Lodge
"… Lodge Policies and Conditions: Check in from 14:00 to 22:00. Check out before 11:00. Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - 10.00% Breakfast not included. General: No curfew. Palmar is an eco-friendly lodge. In order to minimize impact on this incredible beach and jungle, we have to take certain measures. All of our water is caught from the rain, and showers and...
Selina Hostels Boca del Toro
"… Caribbean experience. With dozens of islands, coral reefs, and surf breaks to explore (not to mention a wild nightlife scene) – Bocas del Toro is an experience you do not want to miss. Selina Hostels offers the eclectic ambience, community, and adventure that travelers have come to expect from Selina. Located smack in the middle of the main island Isla Colon, you are never far from the pulse of what’s happening in town. And as...
Selina Bocas del Toro
"… 10: 5 Camarotes, aire acondicionado y baño privado. Dormitorio Mixto 12: 6 Camarotes, aire acondicionado y baño privado. Dormitorio Mixto 12 NO AC: 6 camarotes y baño privado. Services and activities Common Areas: Bar, Restaurant, Juice bar, Pool table, Terrace, Lounge area, access to the water and common Kitchen. Wi-Fi: Is only available in common areas. Surroundings Surroundings Hostel: Stores, Supermarkets, everything is...
Hostel International Bocas
"…Native English speaking management ready to welcome you. Hostel International Bocas is situated right in the heart of Bocas Town just mins away from everything that you could possibly need or want.
Panama's Paradise Saigoncito
"…Quiet but meantime very lively and Caribbean! The cabanas are fully furnished and nicely decorated. Inside the cabanas you will find all the luxuries that you're familiar with at home: Wireless
La Veranda Hostel
"…Our guest house services include: Wireless internet access, ceiling fans, mosquito nets, air conditioning available, fully equipped shared kitchen, open air communal veranda, secure building, shared
Bocas del Toro Backpacker's Hostel
"There are five themed rooms--The Bird Room, The Fish Room, The Frog Room, the Butterfly Room and the SeaStar room. There is also an un-attended bar in back and the property is completely fenced in. There are bars on the windows. The rooms each have two bunkbeds; one room has three bunkbeds. There are two bathrooms. No smoking anywhere inside; outside only!" …7ma Avenida G
"Hostel Heike has a great atmosphere where you can meet people to hang out and party with in Bocas Del Toro. The staff here are really helpful but speak mostly Spanish and a little bit of English. The Location Hostel Heike is in the perfect location in Bocas Del Toro, located right in the heart of Bocas town over the road from the park on the main street. You will find it to be only a five-minute walk from the water taxi and very close...
"Aqua Lounge has it all -- it's surrounded by crystal clear waters, featuring Bocas's best parties and boasting swings and trampolines that propel you into the sea. This is one of the best custom-made
"International Hostel is a very basic hostel located on Isla Colon in the Bocas del Toro island chain. It is an economic choice for a budget backpacker looking to stay on the main street close to the bars, restaurants, and nightlife for which Bocas del Toro has become famous. The Location It is located directly on the main street and right downtown. It is a short walk to any of the amenities that you could desire from the water taxi...
"Tungara Hostel really is in the perfect location to explore all that this amazing region of the world has to offer and get down with some of the amazing partying that happens here! The Location Right in the heart of the downtown strip of Bocas Town, you will find the Tungara Hostel. It is a vibrantly coloured building right across the road from the park and only a five-minute walk from the water taxi that transports you in and out of...
"… Tropics. Wi-Fi connection for your tablet is free – you’re welcome! Please note : Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 14:00 . Check out before 11:00 . Reception: 7 a.m - 11 p.m. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes not included - occupancy tax 10.00 % per person per night Breakfast not included. No curfew. Pet friendly.To...
"… our free wifi, check out our book library, use our musical instruments, and play our board games and card games. Our tropical beach bar is open every day, serving local beers and Caribbean cocktails. Our new restaurant is amazing. We make all sorts of Caribbean dishes like Jamaican Jerk Chicken, Cuban style roast pork, spicy Caribbean-style burgers, and all sorts of other treats. Come try our homemade chocolate ice cream! Please note:...
"Pukalani Hostel is a small, social hostel in Bocas del Toro. It is not located in the town proper, which is great if you're looking for a quieter place, but inconvenient if you need to go into town more than once a day. The Location Pukalani is located a few kilometres from Bocas town and is accessible by taxi, bicycle, or on foot. It is a five-kilometer walk one way, but it very feasible. A better option would be to rent a bike in town...
"Casa Verde is a small, charming, and slightly rundown hostel on Isla Colon (the main island in the Bocas del Toro region). The hostel has a reasonably priced restaurant and bar. They accept American dollars as well as Panamanian balboas. The Location Casa Verde is located a few minutes' walk from the pier directly on the water. The hostel features a deck and dock area that is perfect for socializing, relaxing, or taking a dip into the...
"…Vista Selva has one bedroom with full double bed and a bathroom with a hot water shower. In the living area there is a fully equipped kitchen, a dining area and a sleeping sofa. Vista Selva can use
Chalet Tio Juan
"…There are three double rooms. Two with Queen Beds and one with two single beds. One room is a triple and has one Queen Bed and a single bed. Towels and bed linen are provided and towels are changed
Casa Bell Flor
"…This two bedroom house, has a spacious living area with full kitchen. There is a dining area and a couch.Both rooms have balconies with hammocks. The garden is very big and has enough space to hang
"Alsibiades Apartment is a great apartment, Spacious and complete, over the water and surrounded by local people. Alsibiades Apartment is located in the small neighbourhood called Saigon. Where the to
La Casa de Istmito
"…Reception is open from 7 AM till 9 PM. Breakfast not included. Taxes included. The house is away from the reception, but there´s a phone to contact with the reception at any moment. The hou
"…For $4 extra a person a day you have bikes from Bocas Bicis included with your stay! There are also small bikes and bikes with baby seats. Arno's apartment is not on the same property as Panama's p
The Bocas Beach House
"… rooms use the common areas and the one bathroom. The Bocas Town Beach House is a great spot, you will enjoy your stay. Please note: Cancellation policy: 72h before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay. Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 . Check out before 11:00. Payment upon arrival by cash. Taxes included. Breakfast not included. No curfew. Towels are changed...
Saigon Bay Bed & Breakfast
"… for people to enjoy by intermingling or in your own separate space on the dock, living, bar, kitchen, etc. The neighbors are quiet with the occasional social gathering for cocktails, but never anything later than 10-11 pm. While we encourage and support you to enjoy however you choose (spirits are welcome), this is not a party house, nor a party neighborhood. Saigon Bay Bed & Breakfast Policies and Conditions: Check in from...
Hostal El Jaguar
"…We have fans in all rooms except one, which offers Air Conditioning. We are situated above the water so the Sea is just a jump away. You can fish straight off the dock, relax in our hammocks, or whi
Bastimentos Caribbean Hotel
Calle principal Bastimentos
Bocas del Toro Travel Tips & Suggestions
Let me tell you, AC is important!
I love Bocas and have visited several times. You must go out to Bastiamentos and explore Red Frog.
— Joy West
This is the best place ever! Locals are helpful and beaches are fantastic. It needs a hostel on the water for swimming and relaxing, not on the main street, and with private rooms.
It's a great place to visit!
Try Hacienda del Toro on Isla San Cristobal.
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