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Isla Zapatillas

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Must visit place when coming to Bocas

Cayo zapatillas is for sure amazing and a place you must visit when visiting Bocas. Most tour operators offer whole day packages including some other attractions for about 25$ per... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Heredia, Costa Rica

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cayo zapatillas is for sure amazing and a place you must visit when visiting Bocas. Most tour operators offer whole day packages including some other attractions for about 25$ per person. You will find white sand beaches and turquoise waters. Not great for snorkeling though as the reef is on the side of the open ocean with lots of waves,... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

When we got there we had the whole island to ourselves except for two other people. Within 1 hour there were probably 200 people there. There isn't much to do there, but the beach is vey nice and there's a good trail that cuts through the island.

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Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Isla Zapatilla is such a stunning island! Actually there are 2 islands, Zapatilla I & II and we have been to II. I think it is a little smaller than the other one. The island was part of our tour with Antwun and we stayed there for 3hrs, to enjoy the beach and water. You can have a walk around... More 

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Chilliwack, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here for a couple of hours while on a tour. We brought our own beer and snacks. Cost 5pp to use the beach. There were roped off areas around sea turtle eggs. The walk through the jungle to the other side was nice. The waves were too big for much swimming let alone snorkelling.

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Thank Bonnie S
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

We tok an packed tour, dolphin, starfish and sloth and lunsj, got told it was the best beach in Bocas. so we got dropped off here for to hours but it was kinda dirty of all the wash up, and nothing to do here. The best beach in Bocas for me wil be Bocas Del Drago!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

What a beautiful area! The snorkeling was awesome we seen a variety of fish and one shark. The beach is sandy white and had a turtle nest roped off, they should be hatching soon! The little islands that sit off the one end of the island are intriguing and had little crabs crawling over the rocks. Well worth the trip... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

Absolutely stunning with cristal waters and white sand. You have to pay 5 usd to go in which if it keeps some people away im all for it. There werent too many people there when we went and it was a perfect day on a paradise island. Big enough to be able to walk around but small enough not to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016

so we booked this tour trough our hostel Mamallena hostel in bocas, they work with this amazing company name Hello travel panama, the name of the tour is adventure one day tour. we had soooo much fun, i think its a must! its a full day starting in 9:45 am, going to the sloth island, our guide name was Alejandro... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

We went on a tour with some fella in bocas town. Went first to an island with sloths... I saw one (they really don't do much). Next, we dived and looked at the coral and fish. The guide dropped us off at a restaurant, which was ridiculously expensive (15USD), so we declined and found a small shack selling empandaras for... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

This island was gorgeous - probably the closest in beauty would be Wizard Beach in Isla Bastimentos. To get to this island - remote - you take a water taxi and when I went it was POURING. I regretted doing the tour until the boat stopped here. Great for snorkeling - saw 2 sharks. Pristine water. Very enjoyable.

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