Bocas del Toro and Tranquilo Bay
Bocas del Toro is a remote Island in the north-western corner of Panama, close to the border of Costa Rica. These paradise Islands are steeped in dense forest and skirted with sandy beaches, mangroves and extensive coral reefs.
The most developed island within the archipelago is Isla Colon, a fascinating fishing community dotted with pastel-coloured wooden houses and home to a distinctive laid back Caribbean ambience.
Isla Carenero is a more serene and modest island just a short water taxi ride away, and Isla Cristobal is worth a visit as it is frequented by bottlenose dolphins. These Islands are perfect for those interested in water activities, with snorkelling and diving on the reef being renowned here and deep sea fishing trips becoming more popular with tourists.
Or simply relax on white sandy beaches, take a hike through tropical rainforest and explore the wonderful mangroves.