Boca del Drago, Bocas Town

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#4 of 20 in Beaches in Panama
Search crystal clear shallows for colorful starfish at Boca del Drago, where palms and mangroves line a white sandy bay. If you look closely, you will see plenty of starfish in the bay in all different colors and sizes-- many call this bay home. Over the years, this natural attraction has brought a hub of tourism to the bay, with plenty of beach restaurants now selling food, drinks and the odd souvenir. Out from the shore look for a small speckle of coral-- it offers good snorkelling conditions in calm waters. Remember not to touch the starfish. Use our Bocas Town travel route planner to arrange your visit to Boca del Drago and other attractions in Bocas Town.
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  • This is my go to place when wanting a nice swimmable beach. It is especially beautiful in the early morning before all the tour boats arrive. There are nice beach spots with gentle swimming, no waves....  more »
  • Amazing beach, clear sea, we saw a couple starfish, was so cool and beautiful. Be careful of the thorns, they are transparent and hurts when they get into the skin (so wear some good shoes, not flip f...  more »
  • The place is more open and therefore windy sea and a little Beach, at least when we visited it, than Beach star where you can get a very nice way of rainforest or boat. There are some local restaurants.
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Where to stay in Bocas Town

Look close to the waterfront for mid-range hotels, and on side streets for a selection of hostels. If you want a bit more seclusion than is on offer there, opt to stay farther afield in locations like Playa Bluff, a beach just a taxi ride to the north.
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