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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.


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.


There is a PADI dive centre on Bastimentos called The Dutch Pirate [2](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.



There are several restaurants in town.


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


  • Yellow Jack (Dive, Hostal), Bastimentos, Bocas del Toro, Panama (Ask the water taxi to drop you at Yellow Jack's dock.), +507 6908-3621, [1]. checkin: 14:00; checkout: 12:00. Yellow Jack is just outside the main town on Bastimentos. There are two buildings with two and three rooms with private baths. These units are fed by rainwater and have electric water heaters on the shower heads. Fans and mosquito nets are provided. Dive trips, kayak rental, and snorkel gear rental are all available at the "lobby" which is actually built out on top of the ocean. See the website for pictures. Breakfast is available in the morning and drinks are available the rest of the day. It is a 5 minute walk into town where there are a couple of restaurants and shops with reasonably priced goods. $15pp.


Get out

Taxi boat to Bocas del Toro (town).

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