Hostels in Isla Bastimentos, Panama

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Get to know Isla Bastimentos (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Isla Bastimentos. To help you make friends with Isla Bastimentos before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

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Isla Bastimentos, Panama, is an island in the province Bocas del Toro in the Caribbean West of Panama. Around one hundred twenty-five thousand people live in this province, whereas on Isla Bastimentos there are fewer than two thousand inhabitants. On the island, you find an unspoilt nature and the relaxing atmosphere that is not possible to find in the bustling streets of Bocas Town. Getting there from Bocas Town, it is only a ten-minute ride by water taxi, making the island an easy escape for backpackers; the easy access is the reason for the growing popularity among tourists. A large part of the island belongs to the Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos.

The Isla Bastimentos, Panama hostels, apartments, and guesthouses on the island are mostly situated in the northwest, facing Isla Carenero. They are not located inside the national park. For the size of the island, the offering of places to stay is numerous. Tourists can choose from a variety of Isla Bastimentos, Panama hostels, apartments, and guesthouses that meet their expectations. The level of hostels in Isla Bastimentos, Panama is good -- the guests are generally satisfied with the offered services. Most guesthouses and apartments boast a good quality, as well. These places combine the typical island lifestyle with simple and clean comfort.

The Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park (in Spanish, Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos) was established in the late eighties as Panama's first national marine park. The park protects one hundred thirty islands of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, including caiman, monkeys, sloths, crocodile, and twenty-eight species of amphibians and reptiles. In particular, the Cayos Zapatillas (in English, Shoe Cays) are well worth seeing -- they resemble a pair of shoes and are two island refuges for birds, mammals, reptiles, and coral reefs. They are also popular with turtles that use the area as nesting place. If you look for a beautiful and quiet remote beach, check out Wizard Beach -- you can get there by a footpath through the wilderness from Old Bank in dry weather.

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FAQ about Isla Bastimentos Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Isla Bastimentos. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Isla Bastimentos. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Isla Bastimentos costs on average $34 for a dorm. A hostel in Isla Bastimentos with private rooms costs on average $136. shows all 2 Hostels in Isla Bastimentos. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Palmar Beach Lodge is the best rated hostel in Isla Bastimentos for female solo travellers. compares prices for 2 hostels in Isla Bastimentos, Panama. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Isla Bastimentos such as
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Palmar Beach Lodge is the best rated hostel for partying in Isla Bastimentos.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Isla Bastimentos

Your Packing List for Isla Bastimentos

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Isla Bastimentos Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Isla Bastimentos, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
2 Total number of hostels
$34 Average dorm price
$136 Average private room price
$32 Cheapest hostel in Isla Bastimentos
Selina Red Frog is the cheapest
2 Party hostels in Isla Bastimentos
Palmar Beach Lodge is the best rated
Most Isla Bastimentos hostels are located in
Red Frog Beach
8.6 Average rating of all hostels

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