Boca del Drago, Bocas Town

3.3
#4 of 21 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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  • Drove our ATV to Bocas Del Drago, a nice scenic drive. Once there you can walk to Starfish beach, approx 25 min walk. Or take a water taxi. Worth a visit for sure.  more »
  • We leave from the plaza principal of mouths where to stop the vans (for us combies) after a 20 to 25 minute journey through island in East-West direction along a paved path that begins well but will soon deteriorated and why it takes so much the sea is calm, a row of houses and some small restaurants are arranged on the coast, landscape and the rooms are extremely quiet, calm sea... in address to the right and on the coast a few hundred metres from where the vans stop begins a path of about 1500 to 2000 meters ranging from Bocas del drago to the even more bucolic Beach star where you can see hundreds of them and hence its name , is made in no more than 20 minutes surrounded by greenery, thousands of coconut and palm trees with a transit insurance, arriving about 10 bars with drinks and meal mostly of some seafood (lobsters can be seen in a kind of sestas semi-subs) in the water, where they are removed with gastronomic destination... also comes in small boats at a cost of 1.50 U$ S.. transparent waters without waves... ideal for rest, tour with children
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  • Beautiful experience to on this small island to see close large starfish on the beach. Fine place so for snorkeling and also in one of the many simple restaurants (lobster) to eat.
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