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The Blue Coconut

Isla Solarte | floating Restaurant And Bar, Isla Solarte, Panama
+507 6762-2058
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“ceviche” (7 reviews)
“lobster” (5 reviews)
“jerk chicken” (4 reviews)
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American, Caribbean, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
Isla Solarte | floating Restaurant And Bar, Isla Solarte, Panama
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in Bambuda Lodge and got a taxi boat to Blue Coconut (would have taken kayaks but they were already in use). Had an amazing day here, started off with some good food, nice cocktails and more alcohol deals for happy hour. Ideal place to...More

Thank Andrew_McCormack
Reviewed June 16, 2017 via mobile

If you are in Bocas or staying at Bambuda I could not recommend this place higher. The food is great and the price is right. We had some incredible seafood and decent beers.

Thank Sam H
Reviewed June 2, 2017

My girlfriends and I were able to spend the entire day out here. We rented paddleboards for 1-2 hours and explored the mangroves, then came back to snorkel along the reef that the bar was based on (it was very shallow!). After catching a nap...More

1  Thank shammock2713
Reviewed May 29, 2017

Truly unique, the food is excellent and so is the snorkeling. Be sure to look for the nurse shark that lives in the coral!

2  Thank Crystal A
Reviewed May 17, 2017 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch and snorkeling and had lobster tacos that were fabulous! The beer is cold, the service is great and you can swim and snorkel for hours around the place and never get bored with the scenery and company of other tourists! A...More

2  Thank Kd H
Reviewed May 16, 2017 via mobile

A great place to relax and enjoy the tropical atmosphere. The Fish tacos were excellent and the service was friendly. You can laze around on the pier or in the water on the hammocks. Snorkeling also available.

2  Thank Tangos
Reviewed May 9, 2017 via mobile

Only open from 6 til 12. Great bar on the water, variety of drinks, cocktails, cold beer. International staff. Located right next to a reef you can snorkel on, equipment available at the bar! Great spot, food is the quality you'd expect, simple but filling.

1  Thank andrewperks
Reviewed May 2, 2017

Getting there is part of the fun, take a panga or your own dinghy and head over. The restaurant is built over the water, beautiful blue and green water. Staff is friendly and the food is pretty good. Bring your own snorkel gear or use...More

2  Thank Lisa M
Reviewed April 29, 2017

Love this spot. One of my favorites. Worth the 4 dollar taxi boat ride out. Just tell the taxi driver you want to go to Blue Coconut. He will know where it is. The snorkeling equipment is free and color fish and star fish are...More

3  Thank vtacademymom
Reviewed April 17, 2017

This restaurant is in an incredible location, overwater, with great snorkelling. The food was really good, well-priced and the service was great. We had the signature (blue coconut) drink and it is the best drink I have ever had. So delicious!

1  Thank A876
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Bar scene, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Isla Solarte | floating Restaurant And Bar, Isla Solarte, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Bocas del Toro Province  >  Isla Solarte
  • Phone Number: +507 6762-2058
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The Bar is 200feet out over the water with clear blue waters, colourful live coral, and spectacular snorkelling. There are two swim/tan platforms for customers to utilize with stairs going down into the water to make it that much easier. There are 2 chefs on staff that are more then willing to come out and explain the dishes or tailor them to your needs. The atmosphere is friendly, the food cheap, delicious and fresh and the drinks ice cold. Another thing to note is The Blue Coconut is completely off grid, so 100% solar powered and the outdoor shower uses rainwater. This means not only will you enjoy the food and drinks, but you're helping the environment at the same time! Salud and see you soon! Remember this is a solar run Resturaunt so it does take time to prepare and cook the food, we try for the 10-20 min order to table but if the restaurant is full it may take a little more time, we appreciate your patience.
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