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Isla Zapatillas

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Amazing snorkeling

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Gina P
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 3 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank Itai N
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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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Thank Megan E
Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Went here on a excursion from Bocas and the water is beautiful along with the beach and you can walk the island which is very nice.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

It's the best beach I've ever gone in all my live. I'm in love with this place. It's a "must go" place to know in Bocas.

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Madrid, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Even it is raining or you get good weather it's a obligatory stop in your tour visiting Bocas del Toro. Nice place to spend a couple of hours taking a walk and enjoying all around you.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Cayo Zapatilla ( part of a National Park, admission $10) is, indeed, a beautiful, small island with swaying palms, coconuts, and warm clear water with gentle waves, great for swimming. For those who have never wandered an uninhabited Caribbean island before, this one will impress if you can get to it early in the day before the beaches fill up... More 

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