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Things to do in Bocas del Toro Province

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to eat
“This is the real attraction is Isla Colon. Typically Caribbean vibe with restaurants, bars and chill out music. Great food and cocktails. There is two options to get there. The first and the cheaper way is by bus from town. The second is on the water by boat. This is more expensive but more comfortable and more privat.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Off island and a great place to watch surf lessons or sunset, or just to gorge on local shrimp. It's an easy water taxi ride away.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Entertainment
“This is one of the most popular nightclubs on the island for dancing and partying into the night.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Closest spot to you where you can lounge by the beach, eat, drink, get wet and watch the surfers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Sublocality Level 1
“Es una playa con una belleza que te deja sin aliento. Su mar turquesa y sus Olas impactantes en la orilla hacen de Bluff un lugar perfecto para broncearse tranquilamente y disfrutar de una de las Olas mas pesadas de Bocas del Toro. Mucha precaución al nadar por las corrientes de resaca y evitar nadar en temporada de Olas de Diciembre a Mayo (ha cobrado varias vidas en los últimos 5 años) . Por eso se recomienda sólo para Surfear (sin Leach) o partes tu tabla. Y para nadar sólo a finales de Septiembre, Octubre y mediados de Noviembre. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“The attention its great, the guys there will make you feel good! I love it for breakfast and their Burritos!!!! Oh, if its really hot and you don't feel like having an exploration day, then its a good place to go, they have a/c!!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Great dancing and partying right over the water. Bring your swimwear and jump right off the platforms and swings when you get too hot! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Food
“The Bocas Brewery offers microbrews often featuring local produce and flavors such as maracuya hefeweizen or Mandarin IPA. Located on the water facing Isla Carinero, there are usually nice breezes to keep you cool while you enjoy your beverages. Music and food events are often incorporated. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are taking a trip to the islands this is one of our favorite spots for fresh seafood and Caribbean infusions!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Travel Agency
“ATV Rental As far as I know they will not reserve in advance. They are just down the road from us, so stop in for better response time. :)”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its a beautiful place, since day one they work only with local people wich its something you wont find every were else, you can order anything from the menu being sure its going to be a really good meal, my favorites are, the mignon file, bacon burger, french johnny at breakfast. Buena Vistas Restaurant its on a building that respect the local architecture, once you are in you will feel this is the Caribbean, their menu its complete and very important, they have the best brownie you will ever have in your life!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
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“This is one of our favorite restaurants in Bocas. The chefs are creative and the food is very reasonably priced and excellent quality. Our favorite dishes are the braised octopus, cheese ravioli, and seared tuna.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
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“Great vibes, tasty cocktails, owner is a real pirate! (One leg, parrot and all!)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“This is a great place to go when you don't feel like making the effort to go to town to eat...bonus, it's walking distance from the villa. ”
  • 2 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Restaurant
“Off island and a great place to watch surf lessons or sunset, or just to gorge on local shrimp. It's an easy water taxi ride away.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Closest spot to you where you can lounge by the beach, eat, drink, get wet and watch the surfers.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“The attention its great, the guys there will make you feel good! I love it for breakfast and their Burritos!!!! Oh, if its really hot and you don't feel like having an exploration day, then its a good place to go, they have a/c!!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend
Spanish Restaurant
“This is one of our favorite restaurants in Bocas. The chefs are creative and the food is very reasonably priced and excellent quality. Our favorite dishes are the braised octopus, cheese ravioli, and seared tuna.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Great vibes, tasty cocktails, owner is a real pirate! (One leg, parrot and all!)”
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you are taking a trip to the islands this is one of our favorite spots for fresh seafood and Caribbean infusions!”
  • 4 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Its a beautiful place, since day one they work only with local people wich its something you wont find every were else, you can order anything from the menu being sure its going to be a really good meal, my favorites are, the mignon file, bacon burger, french johnny at breakfast. Buena Vistas Restaurant its on a building that respect the local architecture, once you are in you will feel this is the Caribbean, their menu its complete and very important, they have the best brownie you will ever have in your life!!!”
  • 2 locals recommend

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