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Bambuda Solarte
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The Panamanian province of Bocas del Toro is home to an archiapelago of beautiful tropical islands in the Caribbean Sea that tourists are just beginning to discover. The perfect alternative to the typical Caribbean escape, Bocas offers a less commercialized yet still foreigner friendly atmosphere to enjoy the warm waters and cool jungles of the tropics whilst still catering to all the comforts of home.

The corals of Bocas are truly spectacular and host such an array of marine life that the Smithsonian Institute maintain a research base close by. The Caribbean is warm and you can spot angelfish, crabs, sea urchins, giant conch shells and vibrant orange starfish hidden amoungst the colourful reefs.

The beaches are world-class hidden gems perfect for relaxing and refreshing, or for enjoying adrenalin pumping water sports such as wake boarding, surfing, water skiing, snorkelling and scuba diving, all inexpensive and easy to enjoy.

The focus of the area centers around the sea, but the islands themselves provide excellent opportunities for jungle hiking. Once in the interior, you find yourself amidst ancient vine-wrapped forests alive with the sounds of nature at work without human interruption. It is possible to see pygmy sloths, tiny red poison-dart frogs, toucans, iguanas and howler monkeys just to name a few, not to mention the myriad of fresh fruit hiding in the tree-tops.

Rather than staying in town, the most economical and accessible way to truly explore the archipelago is by staying on one of the surrounding islands such as Isla Bastimentos or Isla Solarte, as most accommodations will offer direct jungle and ocean access. One place that even has a coral reef directly offshore is Bambuda Solarte, a short boat ride from town on the west side of Isla Solarte. Another benefit to island accommodation is falling asleep to the peaceful sounds of the jungle rather than the blasting music of clubs in Bocas town.

The islands of Bocas del Toro are paradise perfected to a casual nonchalance of beauty that creates a unique atmosphere of tranquility and tropical heaven. Get there now before everyone else discovers its secret.




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