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Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro is a province located in the northwest corner of Panama, on the Caribbean Sea. It is made up of nine main islands, dozens of smaller islands, and hundreds of islets. The area is known for its stunning natural beauty, with lush rainforests, white sand beaches, and crystal clear waters.

Bocas del Toro has a long and interesting history. During the colonial era, the area was a major port of entry for goods and people. The first Spanish settlers arrived in the late 1500s, and the area was later used as a base of operations for pirates and buccaneers. In the 1800s, it was a major center of the banana trade.

The province is home to a diverse population, including the Ngöbe-Buglé, Kuna, and Afro-Caribbean people. The capital of the province is Bocas del Toro City, which is located on the main island of Isla Colón. The city is a popular tourist destination, with a vibrant nightlife and a variety of attractions.

The area is known for its incredible biodiversity. The rainforests are home to hundreds of species of animals, including monkeys, sloths, toucans, and various species of tropical fish. There are also several national parks and nature reserves, which are great for hiking and birdwatching.

The warm waters of the Caribbean make Bocas del Toro a great destination for snorkeling, diving, and other water activities. There are also a variety of boat tours available, which allow visitors to explore the many islands and islets that make up the province.

Bocas del Toro is an amazing place to visit, with its breathtaking natural beauty, unique culture, and interesting history. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation or an adventure-filled exploration of the rainforest, you’ll find it in Bocas del Toro.

Excursion tips for a day in Bocas del Toro

As a tourist in Bocas del Toro, Panama, there is no shortage of activities to enjoy in a single day. Here are some of the top activities to do in Bocas del Toro:

1. Visit the Bastimentos National Marine Park for a day of snorkeling and swimming in the crystal-clear waters.

2. Take a boat tour to explore the islands of the archipelago, including Isla Solarte, Isla Carenero, and Isla Bastimentos.

3. Enjoy some of the best surf in the Caribbean at Playa Bluff.

4. Relax on the white-sand beaches of Red Frog Beach.

5. Go zip-lining through the rainforest canopy.

6. Visit the vibrant town of Bocas del Toro and explore the colorful shops, restaurants, and bars.

7. Take a tour of the indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé villages to learn about their culture and traditions.

8. Go birdwatching to spot some of the many species of birds in the area, including toucans, parrots, and macaws.

9. Visit the Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden to explore the lush tropical gardens.

10. Take a kayak or stand-up paddleboard tour of the mangroves.

Experience Bocas del Toro with unforgettable activities by our partner GetYourGuide. The offer is also ideal as a special gift idea for family and friends who are planning to visit Bocas del Toro. Cancellations are possible up to 24h before the start of the activity (unless otherwise stated in the activity description), with a full refund of the booking price.

The climate in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro in Panama has a tropical climate with temperatures ranging from 24 to 33 degrees Celsius throughout the year. The rainy season runs from April to December and is characterised by hot and humid days with showers in the afternoon. The dry season runs from January to March and is generally drier and cooler, with temperatures ranging from 21 to 28 degrees Celsius. During the spring and summer months, the climate is hot and humid, while during the winter months it is dry and cool. Overall, the climate in Bocas del Toro is pleasant and mild with temperatures rarely dipping below 21 degrees Celsius.

Cruise weather for Bocas del Toro

Our weather forecast for Bocas del Toro helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 20th 2024 Jul. 20th 2024 max: 28.3 °C
min: 25.2 °C
10.1 m/s
14.0 m/s
97.6 %
24.1 m
84.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 21st 2024 Jul. 21st 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 25.4 °C
12.6 m/s
13.7 m/s
97.0 %
24.1 m
80.5 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 22nd 2024 Jul. 22nd 2024 max: 29.5 °C
min: 25.8 °C
12.2 m/s
14.4 m/s
95.3 %
24.1 m
81.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 23rd 2024 Jul. 23rd 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 25.7 °C
13.3 m/s
15.1 m/s
99.1 %
20.8 m
82.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 24th 2024 Jul. 24th 2024 max: 28.8 °C
min: 25.5 °C
19.4 m/s
25.6 m/s
90.7 %
24.1 m
82.4 %
1,013 hPa
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 28.7 °C
min: 25.6 °C
14.8 m/s
23.0 m/s
99.7 %
20.7 m
83.8 %
1,012 hPa
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 28.2 °C
min: 23.9 °C
18.4 m/s
27.4 m/s
93.1 %
16.0 m
87.6 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 27.6 °C
min: 23.4 °C
12.6 m/s
18.7 m/s
100.0 %
22.0 m
85.9 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 28.6 °C
min: 25.2 °C
12.2 m/s
14.2 m/s
89.4 %
21.5 m
83.2 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 28.9 °C
min: 24.8 °C
11.2 m/s
18.7 m/s
74.1 %
24.1 m
80.3 %
1,011 hPa
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 29.2 °C
min: 25.6 °C
16.9 m/s
22.7 m/s
88.9 %
22.6 m
81.1 %
1,010 hPa
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 25.1 °C
13.7 m/s
23.0 m/s
90.1 %
22.5 m
80.2 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 29.6 °C
min: 25.4 °C
17.6 m/s
29.5 m/s
90.0 %
21.5 m
82.6 %
1,010 hPa
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 26.2 °C
min: 24.4 °C
17.3 m/s
26.9 m/s
100.0 %
22.9 m
88.2 %
1,012 hPa
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 28.4 °C
min: 24.3 °C
11.4 m/s
14.6 m/s
67.8 %
24.1 m
80.5 %
1,012 hPa

Cruises to Bocas del Toro

Would you like to travel to Bocas del Toro on a cruise ship or would you just like to know when a certain ship will dock there? Here you will find an overview of the cruise ships that will be calling at the port of Bocas del Toro.

Scheduled ship calls in Bocas del Toro, Panama
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Dec. 15th 2024 Sunday, 15th of Dec. 2024 MS Hamburg 07:30 am 06:00 pm
Jan. 4th 2025 Saturday, 4th of Jan. 2025 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Jan. 5th 2025 Sunday, 5th of Jan. 2025 LE BELLOT 12:00 am 12:00 am
Mar. 13th 2025 Thursday, 13th of Mar. 2025 Sea Cloud Spirit 08:00 am 01:30 pm
Jan. 7th 2026 Wednesday, 7th of Jan. 2026 Star Clipper 12:00 am 12:00 am
Apr. 3rd 2026 Friday, 3rd of Apr. 2026 MS Artania 08:00 am 08:00 pm

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