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Bastimentos is an island in Bocas del Toro.

For everyone who feels a bit overwhelmed by the Party Scene in Bocas del Toro (town) this is the place to go. In Bastimentos you are going to find the relaxing atmosphere the loud Taxis and Bars of Bocas del Toro (town) can t offer.

Get in

You can take a Taxi Boat for 3 $US from Bocas del Toro (town).

Get around

There are no cars or roads on this island. So walking and water taxis are the ways of transportation.

See

There are several beautiful beaches in walking distance from town. One is Wizzard Beach (1.2 km from town) and the other one is Red Frog Beach (~ 1 hour walking)

good waves, spearfishing, surfing, snorkeling, diving, beautiful rocks and little islands, and many more beautiful sights. so many things to do. hidden beaches, and then a random bar at the end of red frog. peace and quiet.

Do

There is a PADI dive centre on Bastimentos called The Dutch Pirate(PADI Store no S 21308) which has cheap prices for Open Water/Advanced certifications, Discover Scuba Diving experience and fun dives.

Walk up to the Coffee Shop Up in the Hill and have a great coffee/tea/etc. while reading/changing a book and enjoying the calm environment and the nice views.


Definently recommend this. get some brownies and truffles. theres a book store here to. wonderful family runs it.

Buy

Eat

There are several restaurants in town.

-yellow jack hostel has a restaurant. yari is the cook and she cooks excellent food. ricardo and manu the owners catches fresh fish daily. if you dont eat here, then go to these below.

-the thai restaurant up in the hills is amazing. under 6$ for a meal. corey and his wife from thailand run it.

-roots. excellent chicken,pork, and beef.

-zach

Drink

Not so much for going out here. It s more to calm down from Bocas del Toro experiences.


there are some bars. mainly locals, you wont find many tourists. the locals are chill and ive never had a problem. at the end of town they have basketball courts and theres a bar on site. a cool place for locals and foreigners to chill. bastimentos is about peace, beauty, and quiet. a great place to stay...go into bocas to party. you can get a taxi back to bastimentos anytime.

Sleep

There is are several Hostals in town, on of them is called Hostal Bastimento and has Internet access, a little bar and nice rooms. For people who like it a bit more quiet walk until the left end of the town (if you are looking to the water) and follow a little path for 50 meters after the asphalted peer ends. There you will find a few cabins with shared kitchen and Dive Excursions for moderate prices and a lot of tranquilidad.

  • Yellow Jack/Pelicano Bastimentos, (ask to go to yellow jack or pelicano), [1]. yellow jack is a dive hostel/regular hostel. The rooms are exceptionally clean and great staff. on bastimentos/a few minutes from bocas. bastimentos is a great place to stay, it has great surf beaches and is a sweet little town. YELLOW JACK is in a amazing location and i cannot express how satisfied you will be there. Ricardo and manu, along with yari run the hostel. they can teach you to dive, give you good info on things to do, and overall are amazing people. ==Contact== ==Get out== Taxi boat to Bocas del Toro (town).


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