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Nice stop on tour

We stopped here after our snorkel tour. It's a nice beach with paths built to walk across to the other side of the island. This is also where the sea turtles are laying their eggs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped here after our snorkel tour. It's a nice beach with paths built to walk across to the other side of the island. This is also where the sea turtles are laying their eggs and there is several projects to mark off and protect the nests. The beach is clean and was not very crowded. We spent about 2... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Taxis don't go here so it needs to be part of a tour. Pretty.Depends on what you want to do. Our 3 boys , age 5-11, loved it but are confident swimmers. Not really for swimming anyway.....large waves on leeward side. No facilities. I walked around back side to see if I could see any turtle nests.... I've read that... More 

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Napa Valley, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Great day trip on an all day boat ride - We enjoyed the nature walk on the island. Played on the beach, the current is strong so beware. We watched the waves crash from the sea. We booked an all day tour, island hoped the Bocas. We had a private lunch at a secluded restaurant, drove through the mangroves, snorkeled... More 

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I took a tour through Bubbas House Hostel and had an amazing time! The water is beautiful and the island is uninhabited. I found many beautiful conch shells washed up. I actually took the tour 3 times because I loved this spot so much!

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Costa Mesa, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Beautiful island. Somewhat remote - can be a little choppy getting there - not too bad. It is worth the trip. You can walk around on a path through the island and / or do some sunbathing. Nothing much there. Very tranquil. We did get charged a small tourist (national park entrance) fee when you get to the island. Beware.... More 

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Caen, France
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

I was informed that this was the #1 island in Bocas, absolutely must visit! Little did I know ... this is a national park which means all of the following: absolutely no one lives there, there are no shops, lounge chairs, drinks, bathrooms (unless you count the bucket in the woods), or other people for that matter! First of all... More 

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Boulogne, Buenos Aires
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

You can find the Cayo Zapatilla in a trip ofreced by the turismo agencies in Bocas del Toro Town. It's includes Dolphins Bay, where you can see dolphins in natural envíronment, snorkeling to see the corals and Cayo Zapatilla a little island inhabitated, virgin, with white sands, palms and warm transparent water. The diferente blues of the sea are amazing.... More 

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Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Great beach, no people, cristalclear water, there is nothing on the island... Because it takes some time to get there via boat....

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was our highlight of our trip to Bocas. Zapatilla island has beautiful clear water, there's not a lot of people in the island since they only take tourists out there on tours to see it. We took a tour for $30 USD that took us to see the dolphin bay, Zapatilla island and to snorkel in some other area.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Water taxis will take you there or an option is a tour that has snorkeling and beach time then lunch which is what I recommend. The beaches are beautiful. No vehicles and the water is bright blue out of a movie. Must see for Bocas.

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Address: Panama
Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province

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