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Playa Estrella

Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Beautiful beach with calm water and lots of starfish. Please be gentle and don't take the starfish... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Rancho Cordova, California
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Beautiful beach when the weather is beautiful

Beach with benefits (bars and restaurants, most of them serve the similar menu) one american Guy... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Arnout D
Vleuten, The Netherlands
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“nice beach” (19 reviews)
“clear water” (17 reviews)
“water taxi” (22 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach with calm water and lots of starfish. Please be gentle and don't take the starfish out of the water.

Thank Sharon0776
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beach with benefits (bars and restaurants, most of them serve the similar menu) one american Guy has a bigger menu but do not expect cuisine from the kitchen. Swimming is Ok, watch out for the black sea urchin and sea devils ( 10 ft Below...More

Thank Arnout D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great beach to visit in the afternoon, post-dive. Plenty of restaurants and chairs on beach. Even though there are MANY signs stating not to touch the starfish, stupid tourists continue to do so (even after I explained to them, in English and...More

Thank Shellys6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can get there from bocas town with just 2.5 dollars with a collective from the Central square, and once you get to bocas del drago you take a nice walk on the wild coast for 20 min. while you are getting there you start...More

Thank albertofurlan88
Reviewed June 11, 2017 via mobile

My kids ages 10,8,7,and 3 loved this beach. Really calm water and so many starfish. Lots of little juice bars to get a fresh fruit juice.

Thank Kertsi C
Reviewed June 1, 2017 via mobile

Beautiful but overdeveloped.... choose to walk the trail- no more than 20 minutes. Flat, beautiful, shaded. For sure the boat traffic and noise has reduced the presence of the starfish over the past two years (all the palapas only 2 years old!) Take your trash...More

Thank planksta
Reviewed May 26, 2017

This place is very chill, i would recommend staying like 2-3 hours. Make sure you negotiate with the water taxis they may take advantage of the fact that you don't know how the taxi rate goes. Get to know locals and ask how much the...More

Thank monchimomo
Reviewed May 9, 2017

45 minute bus ride from Bocas town to the end of the line, and 20 walk to the beach or $1.50 taxiboat. Calm and fairly clean beach, but cans and picnic paraphenalia dumped in the bushes along the walk - why do people destroy the...More

Thank ChrisBrown38
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Playa Estrella is a great one day visit from Bocas del Toro. There is a public bus that leaves every hour from the park for $2, you can take the bus to Boca del Drago and walk 20 minutes on the beach and you will...More

Thank Justjana
Reviewed May 1, 2017 via mobile

You can easily go here with public bus or by boat. The beach is amazing, white sand and crystal water, you can watch some starfish (but please don't touch it). I didn't like all the restaurants close to the beach.. so many, so noisy sometimes....More

Thank Lia I
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July 7, 2017|
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Response from bandit153 | Reviewed this property |
Like the person above stated, you can spend as much as you want. If you want to travel by bus, boat , walk or ride a bike all depends on you. It can be really cheap if you research the trip and plan it out. It doesn't... More
July 6, 2017|
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Response from KelseaMike | Reviewed this property |
Boat ride with a water taxi or you can ride bikes. There is one road in with a bit of a walk (10 min) from where the road ends at another beach. The bike ride is beautiful and takes about 40 mins.