The beaches are found on the western coasts, facing the open Caribbean. The sea can be rough, but there is excellent surfing for the advanced surfer .
The best beaches are : Bluff, in Isla Colon, Wizard Red Frog and Playa Larga on Bastimentos, and the beautiful beaches of Zapatillas Cays.
These beaches are also the nesting place of a number of species of marine turtles, which are now protected, but you can observe them at nesting time, pulling up onto the beaches and laying their eggs.
Bluff Beach - A long sandy beach on Isla Colon.
Boca del Drago - beautiful narrow beach on the main island of Colon. When the seas are calm, the snorkelling is good.
El Istmito - closest besch to Bocas del Toro town
Paunch Beach - between Bocas del Toro Town and Bluff Beach. More surfing than swimming
Playa Larga - Another lovely beach on Isla Bastimientos and if you camp out you may see the famous sea turtles nesting
Red Frog Beach - On Isla Bastimientos. This is perhaps Boca's most beautiful beach. Not safe for swimming.
Wizard Beach - a short walk from Bastimentos Town
Zapatillas - Beautiful white sand beaches lined with palms and away from it all. You'll need a boat frip to get here.
Warning: Many Bocas beaches have strong undertows and can be dangerous for swimming. Before you swim ask locally as to whether it is safe or not.
Bocas del Toro information