Bocas del Toro Archipelago

A Caribbean archipelago of mangrove islands, coral reefs and calm waters, cosmopolitan Bocas del Toro is the country’s most popular marine location with visitors. The largest island, Colon, contains Bocas Town with its shops, bars, restaurants and numerous small hotels. Offshore there are other islands, including Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park with good reefs for snorkelling and diving, one or two restaurants and a few hotels of varying standard. Sloths and monkeys can be seen on Colon and of particular interest is the local endemicity of red dendrobates poison dart frogs, with distinctive different colourations found on closely neighbouring islands: a testimony to Darwinism.