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Red Frog Beach

Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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“nice beach” (37 reviews)
“red frog” (53 reviews)
“be careful” (20 reviews)
Isla Bastimentos, Panama
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Reviewed April 3, 2016

If you want quiet beaches and few tourist and/or world class Surfing, this is the spot. Water is clear, great snorkeling, fishing, etc. It is remote and the only way to get here is by boat, typically a 10 min walk from the airport to...More

Thank SwedeinUSA
Reviewed April 2, 2016

This beach is away from it all but still offers some nice services like restaurants and bars. I believe lifeguards are present too.

Thank Robert L
Reviewed April 2, 2016

Lovely beach with nice waves. there are some riptides so keep your kids close by. You have to pay a five dollar entrance fee but it is worth it. We saw a sloth and her baby near the entrance.

Thank Spring F
Reviewed April 1, 2016

I have been to many beaches around the world and this one is special.... Worth a visit! Beautiful sand, jungle backdrop, and not too busy - a real gem!

Thank Nomdusage
Reviewed April 1, 2016

You're at a beach in Bocas - pretty beautiful but there are better. We stayed there for a bit, the waves were pretty boring, and it felt like a tourist trap a bit. Not saying don't go, but don't expect the world from this beach....More

Thank Daniel P
Reviewed March 28, 2016

Didn't spend more than one afternoon here. A nice beach with some shade and and good amount of sand, but the water was pretty rough. You couldn't just sit in the water without getting knocked about. I wouldn't let my 8 or 9 year old...More

Thank Jen H
Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

There are several places you can hang out to have lunch for a day; or stay at Palmar tent lodge. It's worth the visit for a day-trip from wherever you are. Just make sure you respect the rules that you are in a natural area...More

Thank Erik W
Reviewed March 20, 2016

$5 is entry fee to the beach and you will need to take a boat ride if you are staying on one of the waterfront hotels. This is very calm and clean beach and generally open on all days. There are very few things to...More

2  Thank Shrads P
Reviewed March 18, 2016

For those who want to try the trek from wizzard beach to red frog beach, be ready to loose yourself ! We had a hard time doing it because the track is not used at all so most of the time you are walking in...More

Thank Bryce W
Reviewed March 17, 2016 via mobile

My kids loved the wayer taxi ride from Bocas Town to the dock Red Frog Bendiburg. We were greeted by the wonderful Edna Bendiburg who shared some of the history of the island. The entire family from young (5) to older (70) was able to...More

Thank Emily L
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Maria Del Mar C
Hello, We are heading to Red Frog Beach Resort next week family of four children 9 and 11. Does anyone have an update on the crime took place in February and/or security situation.
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Mafia32470 |
We have been coming to our Villa at Red Frog for 12 years and have never had any problems of any kind. You would be in more danger in Jamaica, Cancun or NY than u would be in Bocas or Red Frog. I let my kids go off on their... More
We are aware of the murder. A 23 yr old from ny was strangled with her bathing suit..w were on the island the week after and no one warned us to be careful.....found out when we got hone!
March 20, 2017|
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Response from Sharna K | Reviewed this property |
We have been to Panama twice and spent significant time around Bocas 'Town and Red Frog. We are global travelers and advise to use common sense and don't live out 'loud'... don't call attention to yourself with either... More
Hello, we would be going from the USA and we have only limited vacation time. We don't want to waste a lot of time travelling. What is the easiest (and shortest) way of getting to Bocas? We heard about direct flights from Panama City, but the inconvenience is that we would have change the airports (from Tocumen to Albrook?) ,which does not sound like a lot of fun. Another way would be from San Jose, Costarica, but we are not sure how reliable such connection would be... Magdalena & Andre
December 13, 2015|
Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
The taxi from Tocumen to Albrook is $35 each way, and 30 min travel (more or less depending on traffic). It is not very difficult but it does add time to your travel day. Also, you should know that Air Panama is notorious... More