I can’t say that I have been this surprised or giddy about a place since seeing the manatee at Caye Caulker. Bocas del Toro is fabulous. It is a large archipelago and luckily, we visited quite a few of the islands. We stayed on Isla Colon, but took a few day trips to the surrounding beaches. Our first day, we took a speed boat to Starfish Beach, aptly named for the countless beauties we found in the shallow waters.
Our second day was filled to the brim. We first stopped at Dolphin Bay, where we attempted to capture photos of the playful dolphins around the boat. After admiring them for a bit, we headed on to snorkel at a few stops. We saw many more starfish, especially at “Hollywood,” a small mangrove island surrounded by more starfish than you could count.
We also stopped at “Sloth Island,” a mangrove known as the home of a few sloths in the upper tree branches.
We spent a few hours at the Zapatillas islands, which are incredibly picturesque. The white sand beaches, palm lined beach fronts, and clear turquoise waters come together to form an ultimate paradise.