TOP 10Beaches

Boca del Drago

It is completely unacceptable to visit Bocas del Toro and not go to Boca del Drago! This beach can be reached by bike, bus or taxi. Here you will find local restaurants serving all kinds of ultra fresh seafood. Be sure to try a delicious ceviche accompanied by a cold beer, or the traditional fried fish accompanied with coconut rice. If you like hiking, I recommend visiting the beach star, which is only 15 minutes walk from Boca Del Drago.

Cayos Zapatillas

Cayos Zapatillas are islands that usually appear in ads when speaking of Bocas del Toro. These islands have white sand and reefs teeming with marine life, which are part of the National Marine Park of Isla Bastimentos. The legend of these islands is that they were formed when God stepped on the land and thus have the shape of his shoes. These islands are of great ecological importance by nesting the famous hawksbill turtles which are endangered.

San Blas

You will travel 20 centuries in the past when visiting San Blas. It consists of a series of 378 islands which lie along the Caribbean coast of Panama. Only 49 of these islands are inhabited by the Kuna Indians, who run all the islands as an autonomous province with minimal interference from the national government, have maintained their own economic system, customs, language, and culture, with their distinctive dress, legends, music, and dance. San Blas is a small paradise that remains intact despite the passage of time, and is perfect for those looking for activities such as swimming, snorkeling or just read a book on the shores of the beach.

Isla Coiba

Coiba Island is located off the Pacific coast of Panama in the Gulf of Chiriqui. These uninhabited islands in the park have a wild and spectacular beauty. Calm waters around these volcanic islands, covered in tropical forest, offering one of the best diving in the world. It is also an area of great interest to the scientific community for its abundance of unique marine animals and terrestrial flora and fauna, also has the second largest coral reef in the eastern Pacific.

Santa Catalina

Panama has some of the best surfing in Central America, and one of them is Santa Catalina. Formerly a fishing village that has been transformed into a thriving community. Known for its consistent waves in Punta Brava and Punta Roca. For beginners, Estero Beach is the place to go, with instructors ready to help you enjoy this great experience. Santa Catalina has originally been a secret beach but has become one of the favorite places for lovers of the waves.

Isla Contadora

This island is located just 40 kilometers from the city of Panama in the historic Pearl Islands, a former favorite refuge for pirates and merchants exploiting the riches of the New World, the pearls were obtained in these crystalline waters began to be sent Europe is why the Contadora island takes its name because it was where the pearls collected before being sent to Europe were counted. The tourist infrastructure is limited, which makes it even more special because visitors often paradise owners not find hardly anyone passing through the beaches of the island feel. The television series Survivor CBS chose the Pearl Islands as a backdrop for their produce 3 seasons, becoming the main protagonist.

Playa Venao

The tranquility here is undeniable, a curvy road will take you down past farmers and their herds and over rolling hills to this beautiful beach full of sun, playa venao surf and good times. Howling monkeys are close by and the hypnotizing sound of the waves rolling onto the sand right out front will lull you to sleep. Bars and restaurants are only a walk on the beach away! A perfect place to go if you want to get active and walk the jungle, go on an Island tour, go swimming in a waterfall, take a boat and try a fishing at Los Frailes Rocks or simply surf all day, every day.

Isla Bastimentos

The north eastern side of Bastimentos Island faces the Caribbean Sea. Five beaches are found here along with stretches of cove inlets and coral reef. These beaches are: Wizard Beach, Red Frog Beach, Turtle Beach, North Beach and Playa Larga. The southwestern side of the island has a mangrove coastline with very calm water year round. Most tourists take a 15-minute water taxi ride from Bocas Town to the south side of Bastimentos and walk across the island to Red Frog Beach. The most common entrance point is via Red Frog Marina, which is located on the western side of the island. White-faced and Titi monkeys are common, as are sloths and the ever so popular red poison dart frogs. During the rainy season, dolphins can regularly be seen swimming with their offspring within the various coves in the area, accessed only by boat or trail these sightings are truly memorable experiences.


Taboga Island is known as the "island of flowers", and is also famous for being just an hour from Panama City. We must take this into account because of its proximity to the capital, it is quite crowded on weekends, but this beach is perfect for those who do not want to drive or do not have much time to visit more distant islands. We recommend taking the ferry from the Amador Causeway and prepare for a pleasant escape from the busy city of Panama.

Isla Grande

Despite its name, Isla Grande is actually a small island located in the district of Portobelo in the province of Colon. This Caribbean beach is a favorite for Panamanians and foreigners. It is also known for the famous statue of the Black Christ made of different types of coral. You can access it through the locals who drive boat taxis, you are not allowed to drive cars on the island, as there are only walking paths. Gastronomic and cultural wealth is one of the greatest attractions of this island and there are equally excellent conditions for water sports like snorkeling and surfing.