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I am a mom and my daughter wants to travel here with some friends. Is this a safe destination? What can you tell me about crime, etc? Thanks mary

Wikitravel user Adzas is of the opinion that there are enough sleep listings on this page. I would like to add a listing for an accommodation on Isla Bastimentos. I think one more listing, particularly a listing for Isla Bastimentos is good for the page. Bocas del Toro is a large region of Panama and encompasses many islands and a part of the mainland. The majority of listings on the page are for Isla Colón only. I would prefer the listing to be on this page rather than the Bastimentos page as most travellers refer to the area as Bocas del Toro and are not aware of the names of individual islands. —The preceding comment was added by 64.209.30.61 (talkcontribs)

Hi Mary and thank you for your comment. Unfortunately, I cannot personaly answer on the safety issue, yet I can invite you to check Panama#Stay safe.

Adzas simply observed Wikitravel's rule, which is to not let a page become like the yellow pages. You are also totally right and the problem is actually with the page: we should have one page for the province, "Bocas del Toro (Province)"; one for the town in itself, "Bocas del Toro", and probably one per relevant subdivision. (Per island, per group of islands, per sectors, I do'nt know since I'm not familiar with this area.) For instance, if we have enough to tell to have a page/island, let's do it. Otherwise, let's go for some sort of grouping, but still, being more detailed than a region page. The purpose of Wikitravel is to provide with clear info, after all! Let's see what knowledgable people say.PierrB (talk) 22:21, 28 October 2014 (EDT)

Hi, looking at the mentioned articles above, it looks like there is an article for Bocas del Toro (state) but it is redirected to Caribbean West. Too me it would make more sense to undo the redirect as the Caribbean Western area covers more then just Bocas del Toro. Looking for input! 64.209.30.61 (talk), what do you think? As mentioned, I am just following our guidelines, but if we re-group the articles I am sure there would be place for more listings. We appreciate your help! Adzas (talk) 06:48, 29 October 2014 (EDT)

Perhaps the section could be renamed Bocas del Toro Archipelago and have it deal with specifically the islands. Perhaps there could be different sub-sections for each of the main islands. I would still like to add my listing to the sleep section currently available. I understand that WT is not to become like the Yellow Pages.....but the listing I would like to add would be one of the only hostel accommodation actually available for Bastimentos island and I think it would be very helpful to WT users now. Perhaps the entire sleep section could be re-edited as there is already one double-listing on there and a few of the listings are quite long. Perhaps also there could be some actual guidelines as to how many listings is sufficient rather than some arbitrary line drawn when somebody edits the section without actually having first-hand experience of the area and what may be the most helpful to WT users. Thank you for your input.