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Lovely white sandy beach!

Spent a day here on a trip from Boquete. Lovely for swimming or just lying on the beach, with the water lapping around you. Look for the thousands of hermit crabs, scuttling... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 11, 2015
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English first
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Spent a day here on a trip from Boquete. Lovely for swimming or just lying on the beach, with the water lapping around you. Look for the thousands of hermit crabs, scuttling around. Fascinating little creatures!

1 Thank Boquete_traveller
David, Panama
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We live locally here in Panama, but only occasionally go to the ocean. A friend of our recommended that we go to Bolanos as it was quiet, beautiful, crystal clear waters, relatively undiscovered and not too expensive. We called "Leo" the owner (+507-6936-0778) of a small fishing boat to take us out. Leo speaks some English, so this helped. He... More 

5 Thank Terry R
Central America
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28 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Camped for several days on Isla Bolanos with friends, good beach, swam, snorkeled, kayaked around the island. Saw many Humpback Whale, some very close to the island. One surfaced with in a few feet of friends in a kayak! Beautiful place.

1 Thank BZ_Sailor
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

Went on a snorkeling tour to the Isla. While hanging out at the beach, a group of local guys climbed a coconut tree and brought down a dozen and shared them with us. Nothing like fresh coco on the beach.

1 Thank RedKitty_12
Brighton, Michigan
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

Nice beach to swim and snorkel on. Fish to see and bring a knife to enjoy the coconuts!

Thank ThorYUL

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