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Isla Zapatillas

Panama
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Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Love the views and actually you could spend the whole day in those quiet and warm waters :) You can snorkel on that clear waters and really relax there as there are only tourists in that area. Did not see any ambulant trying to sell something on that beach.

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Grand Cayman
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Zapatilla is a beautiful small island, the water is absolutely pristine. It is small enough that you can walk the circumference in just about an hour. It is isolated, quiet and virtually untouched. There were some signs of garbage, actually I stopped at one point to drag a large, full garbage bag out of the water and up on the... More

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Boquete, Panama
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69 reviews 69 reviews
9 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

We went on a bad weather day with a private captain and after a rough ride on choppy seas were pleased to find awesome snorkling beach combing and crystal clear water. You need to bring your own food and drinks. Excellent day trip.

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful couple of islands, trip from bocas town might be a little bit long but is worth going, dolphins are pretty much all around Zapatilla and Bastimentos! nice reefs an crystal clear water! beaches are a little crowded, so privacy is not guaranteed.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We chartered a boat out here through our hotel (KoKo Resort) and had the best day! Even thigh we got swarmed by Mosquitos when we tried to hike through the center trail and ended up hiking the perimeter to the beach, we were still all smiles because this place is truly paradise. No sand fleas, perfect warm, crystal clear water.... More

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Central America
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Beautiful islands, good swimming beach, beaches and trails for hiking. Good fishing in the area too (as opposed to inside the Bocas archipeligo which is mostly fished out).

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Austin, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Wonderful island to spend a few hours on relaxing! The water is so warm and lovely to sit in the shallows. The current is a little strong but not dangerous unless you are snorkeling and not paying attention much. You could drift off. We spent the day on a Gambit tour out of Bocas town. This island is not to... More

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Los Angeles, California
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84 reviews 84 reviews
34 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

An island accessable by boat, warm water, perfect sand, great snorkeling. Theres a path that cuts through the islanx for a nice short hike. Entrance fee $5 for residents and $10/person for tourists. Many tour companies will let you prepay the non tourist price. Bring water and snacks. Take your trash out evenif there are trash cans. Bocas has an... More

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Seattle, Washington
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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you're looking for seclusion, this is the place for you!! We spent an entire day here, and only saw our captain and two park rangers when we came up for lunch. (which was packed and brought along with us - there are no services here) The water is bath-water-warm and crystal clear. We had the most relaxing day just... More

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winnipeg
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

wow - liked everything about this gorgeous beach and island! didn't get to go to Zap 1 because of the waves but went to Zap 2 and it was well worth the ride - simply stunning views and took lots of gorgeous pics - warm water to swim in... just a beautiful little cay to go to

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