The 7 Best Things to Do in Isla Colon, Panama

December 29, 2017 Giuseppe Pratt

Colón Island (Spanish: Isla Colón) is the northernmost and main island in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago located in Bocas del Toro Province, Panama. The capital city of the province, Bocas del Toro, is located on the island and is one of Panama's main tourist attractions with over 150,000 visitors per year and an 8% annual rate of growth in tourism.
Restaurants in Isla Colon

1. Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

1/2 mile from Bocas Town | 200m past Smithsonian Institute, Isla Colon, Panama +507 757-9461
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5 based on 177 reviews

Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden

Finca Los Monos (the Monkey Farm) is situated on Isla Colon, the largest island in the enchanting archipelago of Bocas del Toro, , Panama. The Islands enjoy a steady temperature of between 80 and 93 degrees (27 C – 33 C) all year round, with adequate rainfall to keep them lush and humid. Over the years we have created a magnificent garden with large collections of heleconias, gingers, palms, flowering trees, fruit trees, spices and ornamentals. New plants are constantly being added to the property.

Reviewed By KelseaMike - Atx

I got married in Bocas and had my wedding from made from the Botanical Gardens. Lyn custom made my wedding flowers for me. They were absolutely amazing. Pink gingers. She was really nice and easy to work with and I was very happy with the...MoreIt was a pleasure to make your bouquet for you and thank you for sending me photos afterwards.

2. Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos

Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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4.5 based on 226 reviews

Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos

Reviewed By saap63 - Exeter, United Kingdom

My husband and our 10 year olds really loved this trip. I stayed at the entrance cos I don't like caves. They saw lots of wildlife as well as the bats and thought the cave was great. I had a lovely time Reading my book. The boat ride through the mangrove was amazing and we saw a sloth just a few feet away. Probably not for those who, like me, don't enjoy caves, but a hit for the cave hardy.

3. Playa Bluff

Bluff Road, Bluff Beach, Isla Colon, Panama
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4.5 based on 349 reviews

Playa Bluff

Reviewed By André F - Madeira Islands, Portugal

15 km of pure happiness. Waves right left and center. What a great place to spend a day with your pals Surfing.

4. Starfish Beach

Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Starfish Beach

Reviewed By EReidy

We brought snorkel equipment with us. While we found a few starfish by the shore - we found more than 20 within a few minutes of snorkeling (very close to shore.) From Bocas Town, we took a taxi (30 min) for the negotiated price (for 4) - $35 round trip (originally quoted $60). On our way to the beach, we stopped and took pictures of the Plastic Bottle Village project. The taxi drops you off at Drago Beach. We paid at drop off and received a bracelet for receipt/return 'ticket'. (We arrived at 11:00 am and were promptly picked up at the previously agreed 4:30) After a delightful 20 min walk (bring your camera, water shoes, and tweezers! - we each got superfine prickers on our feet) you arrive at Starfish beach. The beach is charmingly RUSTIC. Even though we brought bug spray - we still got sand fly bites but I wouldn't let a few bug bites keep you from this adventure. Remember: - leave nature alone, be a good beach citizen and just enjoy the starfish without feeling the need to touch or pick them up. (A beach vendor pointed out 2 sloths in the trees just behind the beach)

5. Boca del Drago

Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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4 based on 346 reviews

Boca del Drago

Reviewed By izi f - Ljubljana, Slovenia

The beach is nice even there are many bars and plastic chairs around. But you can stop before them while walking from Boca del drago. We som around 15 star fish - Unfortuantely some were touched by unrespectable tourists. We were even fortunate to see some sloths from a close look!

6. Dolphin Bay Preserve

Dolphin Bay, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama +507 6915-1155
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Dolphin Bay Preserve

The Dolphin Bay Preserve EcoTour is unlike any other tour in Bocas del Toro!Go beyond dolphin viewing, jungle hiking, and snorkeling and experience nature like never before!This is your chance to taste the fruit of cacao fresh from the pod, get close enough to touch poison dart frogs, caimans and sea urchins, and learn about the rich socioeconomic and cultural history of Bocas del Toro. Itinerary:• 10:00 (flexible): Our guide picks you up at your hotel• 10:30: Arrive at Dolphin Bay for dolphin watching• 11:00: Arrive at Dolphin Bay Preserve and begin hike• 1:30: Locally prepared lunch • 2:00: Snorkeling• 3:00: Return to your hotel

Reviewed By Stewart F

Took a private tour to Dolphin Bay and some other places today. We saw probably six or seven different dolphins in about a twenty minute period. Very tranquil and nice. Great for kids and families. The dolphins were beautiful!!! We thoroughly enjoyed the visit to Dolphin Bay!!!

7. Bastimentos National Park

Isla Bastamientos, Isla Colon, Panama
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4.5 based on 93 reviews

Bastimentos National Park

Reviewed By K8errm24 - Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica

This national park is stunning and is a must see if you are going to Bocas. Quiet, pristine Beaches with soft, white sand. One of my favorite places!

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