Hi! My boyfriend and I will be visiting Bocas Del Toro from June 17th until June 20th. We are in our late 20s, and would like to enjoy tropical cocktails on the waterfront--without the noisy nightlife. We figured that Bocas Town would not be for us.
We are looking for recommendations for beaches to stay, either on Isla Colon or Isla Bastimentos. I am not a strong swimmer, but my boyfriend is a beginner surfer.
We considered places near Salt Creek on Isla Bastimentos, but we're hoping you guys could offer some input on the boat rides. I hear that there are 45 minutes from Bocas Town. We want to make sure that our boat rides will be secure, not for just our safety, but for the safety of our luggage. My boyfriend will be coming from a weeklong classical guitar tour in Panama, with a very expensive guitar in tow.
Also is Old Bank / Bastimentos Town safe?
We are also unsure about June weather, and how it will impact the water (both for swimming and for boat rides).
We are considering The Firefly (Isla Bastimentos), Casa Cayuco (Salt Creek - Isla Bastimentos), Al Natural (Salt Creek), and Eclypse Del Mar (Isla Bastimentos).
Please let us know if you have any tips! Thanks!