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Isla Bolanos

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Paradise on the Pacific side of Panama

Although is 2 hours by ferry, the place is paradise. Not very crowded, great food, great service... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
LilleMarieAA
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Panama City, Panama
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Pirate's Cove

We spend a day cruising the Boca Chica area via a water taxi that we hired for the day. Isla... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
petersahd
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East London, South Africa
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Although is 2 hours by ferry, the place is paradise. Not very crowded, great food, great service, and everything is clean. You get to see starfishes if you are lucky enough. Definitely recommend it. You can book it thru Taboga Express.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spend a day cruising the Boca Chica area via a water taxi that we hired for the day. Isla Bolanos was our midday break for a cocktail and cold refreshment at the bar. We ordered grilled fish which was succulent and tasty with plantain...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed March 10, 2017 via mobile

We took a panga out here in the morning, settling on a three hour trip with a local at the dock in Boca Chica. It has a pretty white sand beach. We popped open a fresh coconut and enjoyed it in the shade. It can...More

Date of experience: March 2017
3  Thank Adam K
Reviewed February 22, 2017

a stop on the Windstar cruise this Parque Nacional Marino Gulfo de Chiriqui, Isla Parida, a perfect row of coconut trees line a protected fine sand beach with really warm, gentle, clear water, little in terms of facilities, bit of a Gilligan's Island feel, a...More

Date of experience: February 2017
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Reviewed June 20, 2016

This is really a fantastic Island with 3 amazing beaches! Sunglasses is a necessity at these beaches because the sand is really very white with sunsine. In the right season you will maybe meet some whales by going to the Island, even Bolanos is only...More

Date of experience: June 2016
2  Thank Lagache-Crabeels
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

This remote island in the Gulf of Chiriqui is a fun day, but you should come prepared. There is nothing here but trees, sand, and ocean. The waters are clear and if you can negotiate a good price for a boat ride it is worth...More

Date of experience: December 2015
3  Thank G3Knightwind
Reviewed February 11, 2015

Spent a day here on a trip from Boquete. Lovely for swimming or just lying on the beach, with the water lapping around you. Look for the thousands of hermit crabs, scuttling around. Fascinating little creatures!

Date of experience: February 2015
1  Thank CAROL B
Reviewed February 12, 2014

We live locally here in Panama, but only occasionally go to the ocean. A friend of our recommended that we go to Bolanos as it was quiet, beautiful, crystal clear waters, relatively undiscovered and not too expensive. We called "Leo" the owner (+507-6936-0778) of a...More

Date of experience: February 2014
7  Thank Terry R
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Camped for several days on Isla Bolanos with friends, good beach, swam, snorkeled, kayaked around the island. Saw many Humpback Whale, some very close to the island. One surfaced with in a few feet of friends in a kayak! Beautiful place.

Date of experience: September 2013
3  Thank BZ_Sailor
Reviewed December 1, 2012

Went on a snorkeling tour to the Isla. While hanging out at the beach, a group of local guys climbed a coconut tree and brought down a dozen and shared them with us. Nothing like fresh coco on the beach.

Date of experience: November 2012
2  Thank RedKitty_12
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