Coming in at #4 is Starfish Beach – Unlike any other beach in Bocas del Toro, Starfish Beach (or “Playa Estrella”) is located on the remote, unexposed side of Isla Colón. The shoreline is shaped like a bay, so it doesn’t catch any swell – making for placid turquoise waters and a relaxed vibe. There is room for a volleyball court, a couple small restaurants, and the newest addition to the beach activities – along with kayaks and floating lounge chairs – are the water bikes. You can rent them by the hour and peddle your way up and down the shore line and over to the mangroves, getting a clear view of the hundreds of starfish lazing the day away in the calm, shallow waters. Wakeboarding behind a ponga boat is also a must-try for those feeling adventurous. This beach is particularly good for those with young children due to the calm seas and shallow incline. Buses and taxis trek back and forth daily to the area, dropping off at the nearby Boca del Drago Beach, which is also accessible by bicycle or ATV. Our favorite way to storm this beach, however, is by sea – in one of our luxe sailboat options or 2-story houseboat.
Starfish Beach – #4 Most Beautiful Beach in Bocas del Toro (Playa Estrella)
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.