Wetlands in Bocas del Toro

Wetlands in Bocas del Toro

The wetlands are a characteristic of the rain forests of the Archipelago, and have their own flora and fauna.

The wetlands are to be found on low lying parts of the islands, where the ground is often completely saturated. They can be found in the Bastimentos island, Popa island, Cayo Agua, Solarte, Zapatillas Major Cay. On the Bastimentos and Cayo Agua the lagoons are very shallow and marshy, and so the wetlands are difficult to get at.

In these forest swamps you will find orey (Campnosperma panamensis), cerillo (Symphonia globulifera), white cane (Gynerium sagittatum), guágara (Manicaria saccifera), jira (Socratea durissima) and several species of orchids.

Bocas del Toro Ecosystems