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Isla Zapatillas, Bocas del Toro Province: Address, Isla Zapatillas Reviews: 4.5/5

Isla Zapatillas
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Mike S
New York City, NY2 contributions
Awesome. Best Trip / guide In Bocas.
May 2021 • Couples
An excellent day trip from Bocas del Toro. For the best experience cal Luis (WhatsApp: +507 6888-2590). For $150 for the day you’ll see dolphin bay, sloths island, make a bbq on the beach, and what ever else you want to do. In my case spearfishing was a good addition. He’s a nice honest guy. Loves life and the earth. Is good at his job of making it a good experience.

Bring a bag and pick up some plastic trash from zapatilla island. It’s a paradise island but that doesn’t mean you won’t find plastics littering the area. It washes up from all directions and we take it out of there. Make it part of your fun to give back a little to the earth.
Written 30 May 2021
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Benoit
Panama City, Panama1 contribution
Very very bad expérience
Mar. 2021
With the company COOPEGUITOUR in Bocas del Torro,

they are real thieves. liars. and they laugh at the customers. for them tourists are only dollars. they are absolutely very dishonest. TO AVOID ABSOLUTELY.
Written 20 March 2021
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Jerry
20 contributions
Trip from Boca del toro
Feb. 2020 • Solo
A bit over crowded but still not to bad. There are better places in Panama if you've got time. Take some food and drink with you as there are no places to grab some supplies from.
Written 6 March 2020
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Joseph G
Boston, MA17 contributions
Stunning
Feb. 2020 • Family
This place is absolutely beautiful...great for swimming, free diving, and relaxing. It is uninhabited there is nothing there...pack snacks and drinks. Bring all your trash out don’t ruin this beautiful place...leave everything as it is...don’t wreck it for the next person.
Written 22 February 2020
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Sandra S
Prince George, Canada160 contributions
Ideal Island
Feb. 2020 • Couples
This would be the perfect place to be stranded on! It’s nice that it has been kept so clean when many other places are littered. We walked around the entire island in about 40 minutes mostly barefoot as the sand was so soft with just enough beach & some shade. We passed other people who were on larger tours, but they didn’t stay long. We went on a private tour so had flexibility and spent over 4 hours here, mostly just splashing in the gentle waves! Other beaches we visited had rough water so enjoyed the calmness and quietness. The ride out included a successful sloth island & dolphin bay stop. I’d go private again!
Written 17 February 2020
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maurer maren
Paris, France2 contributions
Amazing
Jan. 2020
One of the best island i have been in panama , the trip to get there is a bit heavy , but the rest is a paradise everything , have different tour doing it, and all included to you a visit to dolphin lagoon and the cayo largo for make snorkel and then you gonna spend all the time in cayo capatillas , very very good place to be .
Written 14 February 2020
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Rivierafoodie
Redondo Beach, CA1 contribution
Tropical dream
Feb. 2020 • Couples
I almost want to give this a terrible review so the crowds don’t flock to this beautiful, pristine island and ruin it. White sandy beaches, uncrowded, clear, turquoise warm waters... it truly was paradise.
Written 8 February 2020
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Donna M
Savannah, GA68 contributions
Most beautiful Beach !!
Sep. 2019
This beach is one you cannot miss if you love seclusion, beautiful water and tranquility. There are no restaurants or bars on the island, so bring your own food water and alcohol. Plan to stay for several hours because you will not want to leave :)
Written 25 October 2019
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Tuus
Laag-Soeren, The Netherlands355 contributions
Amazing snorkeling rays baracuda and nursing sharks
Oct. 2019 • Couples
We snorkled around the little islands very nice but we went further into the open ocean behind the islands.
Beautiful coral with parthways of sand in between where we found the shark and ray
Really an amazing experience
Written 8 October 2019
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Alan M
Hudson, New York, United States38 contributions
More than I expected
Oct. 2019 • Family
I was originally gonna hire a private boat to take my daughter and I out to Zapatilla but very glad I didn’t. We used a company called Total Adventures and had the time of our lives! Only $30, we visited the dolphin bay, sloth island and stopped to see starfish. At zapatilla we spent 2 hours and were able to walk around the island and also snorkel. We also stopped for lunch and had a delicious plate of lobster meat and rice for only $15. We spent a total of almost 6 hours on the tour and only 6 ppl on our excursion (which is the minimum). I highly recommend this trip. If the weather is nice you’ll have a great day!
Written 5 October 2019
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