Coming in at #3 on our “Top Ten Beaches of Bocas del Toro Countdown” are Las Islas Zapatillas. This pristine and remote set of islands offers by far the best place in the entire Bocas del Toro archipelago to completely escape and “get away’ from it all. A half hour boat ride from Isla Colon (on a fast ponga) Zapatilla is composed of two breathtakingly beautiful islands that emerge from the surrounding coral reef. They are protected as a part of the Bastimentos National Marine Park and are completely undeveloped, appearing in the same natural state as they have for millennia. Small in size, they can be properly explored and circumnavigated in just a half hour. With colorful reef scattered in the shallows surrounding each island, Zapatilla is also superb for snorkeling. Whether you’re seeking solitude, romance or seclusion with a close group of friends, these two slices of paradise will never disappoint. So get in the Cast Away spirit and claim your own island – or two – for the day!
Isla Zapatilla – #3 Most Beautiful Beaches in Bocas del Toro
About the Author: Rick
When Panama Concierge co-founder Rick Robbins first came to Panama in early 2010, the country’s appeal was overwhelming. A three-week vacation turned into a four month stay, and within the year he had relocated from Los Angeles to the Caribbean with his web design business in tow. Operating from a laptop in close vicinity to the palm studded white sand beaches and turquoise Caribbean waters proved to be an optimal creative environment. Although he still consults for over 200 clients worldwide, sharing what he has discovered in this remote place with others has become his mission.