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Bocas del Toro In The Media

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January 2013

Condé Nast Traveler: The Seductively Sleepy Islands of Bocas del Toro, Panama: I stepped blinking into the Panamanian sunshine outside the tiny airport in the Bocas del Toro archipelago and had to blink again. I couldn’t quite believe what I was seeing.

February 2013

Cruising World: Laid Back in Bocas del Toro, Panama: You Can Charter Here?: I’d never have thought of Bocas del Toro, an archipelago on the Caribbean side of Panama near Costa Rica (think: skip the San Blas, and head northwest), as a prime chartering ground.

June 2013

Forever I Do: Wedding Destinations, Bocas del Toro, Panama: The pace is deliciously slow and seductive on a backdrop of blue-sky panorama of Caribbean beauty creating a sensation of returning to Eden for newly weds.

July 2013

International Living: A Visit to Panama’s Caribbean Paradise: You won’t find the huge resorts of other Caribbean destinations in Bocas del Toro, Panama…just an easygoing, water-lover’s paradise, where snorkeling, island-hopping, and beach-combing are the order of the day.

Alpha XY Magazine: 10 Amazing Latin American Vacations: #8 Bocas del Toro – If you’re like me and passionately detest the hordes of tourists one associates with Costa Rica or other destinations, Panama might be a great alternative for you. Bocas del Toro is a small archipelago on the country’s western coast. Remote and difficult to access even today, the region’s indigenous and West African cultures have flourished over the centuries, and one usually hears more English or Creole than Spanish here.

September 2013

USA TODAY TRAVEL TIPS: Bocas Del Toro, Panama Travel Guide: An archipelago of seven main islands and over 200 pristine islets, Bocas del Toro offers all the white-sand beaches, lush greenery, colorful coral reefs and laid-back lifestyle of the Caribbean islands, without the high-rise resorts and droves of tourists. A large part of the area is protected in marine and jungle reserves, while still home to vibrant Creole and indigenous communities. Although a few islands are highly developed, Bocas del Toro is the perfect place to get away from it all.

October 2013

Tico Times: Beat the rain in Panama’s Bocas del Toro: It wasn’t long ago that Panama’s Caribbean archipelago, Bocas del Toro, was a hidden, nine-island prize for adventurous travelers. Today, new hotels and restaurants are unveiled every few months, and the string of tropical islands is far from secret. But with plenty of great dining establishments, hotels and activities, spending a week in Bocas definitely still feels like a win, particularly in September and October when the Pacific side is rainy.

International Living: Easy-To-Reach Beach Paradise In Panama: You won’t find the huge resorts of other Caribbean destinations in Bocas del Toro, Panama… just an easygoing, water-lover’s paradise, where snorkeling, island-hopping, and beach-combing are the order of the day. This is the Caribbean as it should be — clean, white-sand beaches; the freshest fruits and seafood; colorful wildlife; and smiling, laid-back locals.

 November 2013

As We Travel: Escape Winter – Top Beaches in Central America: Bocas del Toro boasts two national parks, a total of nine islands, and lush tropical vegetation. Banana plantations dot the countryside of Bocas del Toro and it’s a top location for all kinds of tours, from snorkeling to hiking.

December 2013

The Inquirer Philadelphia: As Jungly as you Like: Known for pristine white sand beaches, unspoiled lush green jungles, and tiny red poison dart frogs, Isla Bastimentos has become one of Panama’s top ecotourism destinations.


January 2014

International Living: How to Live the Tropical Castaway Life: On the Caribbean coast, the islands of Bocas del Toro are a marine wonderland. Less developed and more rustic, this area appeals to adventurers who are up to a challenge.

Milwaukee Wisconsin Journal Sentinel: 2014 travel bucket list: The 14 most amazing places to go this year: Panama’s array of natural attractions, from the idyllic islands in Bocas del Toro to the thick jungle of the Darien, stand among the world’s finest.

Matador Network: Put these 10 countries on your list for 2014: Often overshadowed by its tourist-filled neighbor to the north, Panama has a lot of similarities with Costa Rica and would make for either an awesome standalone trip or a beginning/end to a run through Central America. Make sure to check out the islands — San Blas, Bocas del Toro, Coiba, and the Pearls — the hiking and surfing in the Boquete region, and the Comarca de Kuna Yala, home of the autonomous Kuna people.

Business Week: Secret Caribbean Island Vacations: Panama’s Bocas del Toro has a dense rain forest interior ringed by white sand beaches and mangrove inlets. About 25 miles from Costa Rica, the region has an average year-round temperature of 82F.

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