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“national park” (11 reviews)
“white sand” (8 reviews)
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"national park"
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"white sand"
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"crystal clear water"
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"day trip"
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"nice beach"
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"beautiful place to spend"
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"coral cay"
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"private tour"
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"nice stop"
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"beautiful park"
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"walk around"
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"dolphins playing"
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"playa estrella"
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"tour boats"
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"bring your own"
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"tranquilo bay"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lovely little islands, really beautiful. They are part of the marine park, so nobosy lives om the islands. It is an amazing piece of nature. Lovely white sandbeach woth palmtrees and an ocean you can snorkel in and see al kinds of wildlife under the...More

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Reviewed July 2, 2018

Zapatilla is a short boat ride off the coast of Isla Colon. One feels remote as the island has no real services, just natural scenery. In the midday, the water taxis are fairly profuse, so the solitary feel isn't there. The waters are fun to...More

Thank Susan A
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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We visited Isla Zapatilla on a tour and indeed when you arrive and see this island with beautiful water and Nice sand, it’s breathtaking. The kids enjoyed swimming there. But there is not many fishes. The beach itself is ok (white sand is really nice...More

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

I spent a perfect Saturday here with a group of other travelers. Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge brought us here on one of their day trip excursions. I couldn't believe how pretty the turquoise hued water looked as we approached the cays by boat. I was...More

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Reviewed March 18, 2018 via mobile

A must see!! Gorgeous beach with crystal clear water. We went with 2 other couples and had a marvelous day. Time was too short

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Reviewed March 15, 2018 via mobile

Definitely the most beautiful water in bocas. It is a state park so it is well taken care of and was gorgeous.

Thank Mark
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Reviewed March 9, 2018

We took a private tour to Zapatillas and the Island is so secluded and beautiful, none of us wanted to leave. The water is clear, you can snorkel right off the beach. Pack a cooler and some snacks and enjoy the day.

1  Thank Donna M
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Reviewed January 27, 2018 via mobile

We booked a whole day tour including watching dolphins, sloths and starfish, snorkeling in two spots and free time at Isla Zapatilla 2. We didn't like the Bocas Del Toro at all but this tour was the highlight of our stay in there. So if...More

Thank Saana G
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Reviewed January 15, 2018

We took the Zapatillas full day tour with Aleandro and Moise as our captain and guide. They were both SO professional and yet fun that we greatly enjoyed the whole tour. Snorkelling, Anfibia Boarding, swimming, touring around the islands....there was always much they could tell...More

1  Thank karicktruck
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Reviewed December 26, 2017

Zapatillas are stunning undeveloped islands with beautiful white sand beaches and that gorgeous turquoise Caribbean water. My husband and I came here as part of a boat / snorkel trip that stopped at 5 locations, including Dolphin Cove, Sloth Island, Hollywood, Solarte and Zapatillas. Zapatillas...More

2  Thank DBangit
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We're actually standing in LAX having just flowing in from SJO after 8 days in Bocas, and BDT had so much more to do than the Caribbean side of CR/Puerto Viejo. But from PV to BDT is around 4.5 hours door to door, border... More
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