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Starfish Beach

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Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Beautiful and relaxing place

Very nice experience, was there more than once as really can relax and enjoy swimming, plus see the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Karolina S
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Too many people

Fun hike from Bocas Del Drago but there are star fish all along the way. No need to join the crowd... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
patagoniakid
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Patagonia, Arizona
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
Travelers talk about
“playa estrella” (44 reviews)
“nice beach” (24 reviews)
“clear water” (19 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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"playa estrella"
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"nice beach"
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"clear water"
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"water taxi"
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"star fish"
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"walk minutes"
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"actual beach"
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"favorite beach"
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"palm trees"
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"public bus"
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"pretty beach"
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"calm waters"
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"lobster"
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"nice walk"
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"drago beach"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Very nice experience, was there more than once as really can relax and enjoy swimming, plus see the starfishes everywhere, but do not touch them - they are living animals. Btw very nice cocktails are freshly made in front of you and you can also...More

Thank Karolina S
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun hike from Bocas Del Drago but there are star fish all along the way. No need to join the crowd. Get boat and have them take you to Swan's Cay bird sanctuary. Do not go on the island but snorkeling is fun around it.

2  Thank patagoniakid
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the most beautiful beaches I have been to. Not crowded and lots of star fish. Good and inexpensive drinks.

Thank Kyle S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located outside the town center on the island of Bocas del Toros, Playa Estrella (Starfish Beach) is a piece of paradise. Our host Marco of BarrBra BnB Over The Sea clued us in on this not to be missed experience. You will need to catch...More

1  Thank Keith R
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Reviewed June 10, 2018 via mobile

Rented a catamaran to take us around the area. Starfish beach was amazing... the pictures dont do it justice. Several tiki huts set up where they chop up a pineapple and macerate it with rum to make you the freshest beverage you’ve had. Very isolated,...More

1  Thank YoMama225
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Reviewed June 5, 2018 via mobile

I was delighted to stop at Starfish Beach because the warm Caribbean water was crystal clear. It was almost mirror-like glancing at our reflections, but the marine life underneath was too enticing not to delve deeper. The most unfortunate part was that I was on...More

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Reviewed May 29, 2018

I was here in April, so beginning of rainy season and still this beach exceeded my expectations. It was easy to snorkel here. I saw many starfish under the sparkling clear Caribbean Sea. We took the little bus from Bocas Town to Boca del Drago...More

1  Thank Donna O
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Reviewed May 16, 2018

After a long hike to this isolated beach - we finally arrived. It was clean and not a lot of people. We got into the water and immediately started pointing out all the starfish. There were probably 8 within site at any given time. We...More

2  Thank Amber D
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Reviewed May 6, 2018

a great view, nice sand and places to swim with food near by. we went here by scooter and enjoyed it immensely.

Thank solsenz
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Reviewed May 3, 2018 via mobile

We were staying at Punta Caracol and had an included boat trip here for a few hours. We had a lovely time. Got a beach chair in the shade, had some cocktails, watched people choosing lobsters for lunch, had a few swims in the beautiful...More

1  Thank beachykeen70
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pao13polanco
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
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pao13polanco
July 6, 2017|
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Response from travellady61 | Reviewed this property |
Its easy! Just take the public bus from the main square in Bocas del Toro. From the last stop you can walk for 20 min. or take a boat for 5 min.
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Response from Tiny H | Reviewed this property |
Es una playa semi virgen, no hay construcciones donde hospedarse, únicamente hay lugares para comer y se hacen paseos del día.
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