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Isla Zapatillas

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Pretty beach

Went here on a excursion from Bocas and the water is beautiful along with the beach and you can walk the island which is very nice.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Merritt Island, Florida

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Merritt Island, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went here on a excursion from Bocas and the water is beautiful along with the beach and you can walk the island which is very nice.

Thank Travelingfools0618
Sao Paulo, SP
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

It's the best beach I've ever gone in all my live. I'm in love with this place. It's a "must go" place to know in Bocas.

Thank FabianaMaranhao
Madrid, Spain
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

Even it is raining or you get good weather it's a obligatory stop in your tour visiting Bocas del Toro. Nice place to spend a couple of hours taking a walk and enjoying all around you.

Thank David D
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

Cayo Zapatilla ( part of a National Park, admission $10) is, indeed, a beautiful, small island with swaying palms, coconuts, and warm clear water with gentle waves, great for swimming. For those who have never wandered an uninhabited Caribbean island before, this one will impress if you can get to it early in the day before the beaches fill up... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016 via mobile

Went as a part of a tour and loved the island. The snorkelling is bad, as you see a few nor very colourful fishes and that is about it... guess it depends on what you've seen before and what you like. But the island itself is a gem, you can take a stroll around the island, which will take you... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

We arrived very early to this beach and we were lucky enough to have it to ourselves for about 1 hour. After that it was boat after boat after boat arriving with so many people! It is a nice beach but I would recommend hiring a private guide and getting there early so that you can enjoy it without hundreds... More 

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West Hollywood, California
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

There are two islands. This review is for the western island (Cayo Zapatilla Oeste). This is a gorgeous spot for a half-day trip (or full-day trip if you bring your lunch). Our private boat driver took us to the southwest side to get away from the tour boats which show up around mid-morning on the east end of the island.... More 

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Lima, Peru
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

Took a tour to this beach, but we only got to spend 2 hours there because of the other activities. We wish we could have stayed there longer. The other stops on the tour were not that great. It is a great beach to relax and enjoy the clear warm water and nice views

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Corner Brook, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

A beautiful island with white, powdery beaches & warm, crystal clear water. Take time to walk around the entire island.

Thank Mappie
Brooklyn, NY
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

This pair of islands offer visitors to Isla Bastimentos a nice half-day excursion. The deserted islands offer peaceful nature walks and beautiful white-sand beaches. All of that is null and void if you arrive after 10:30am. From approximately that time onward the tour boats start unloading and locals may decide to blast music from their boat. The island is pretty,... More 

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