Playa Estrella, Bocas Town

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With white sand between your toes and turquoise waters lapping at your feet, Playa Estrella ofers swimming and other beach activities. The site is famous for and named after the giant bright orange starfish that call this area home. Take a swim in the clear, shallow waters or rent a kayak or water bike and explore the surrounding area. Take time to spot the giant starfish, but refrain from touching them. Nearby, dine on fresh seafood at a local restaurant or try a cocktail. You will access the bay via minibus from neighboring towns or by water taxi. Plan a Bocas Town trip in moments using our itinerary builder.
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  • Beautiful clear water and many starfish to see. The beach was raked and clean but it is not a large area between the food places and the water. Didn't like that some of the drink/food places were blar...  more »
  • Starfishes everywhere!! How cool!! Although they’re not together I collected them and brought most of them to one place and took some great pictures. Lots of restaurants and bars around.  more »
  • We are here gone by bus from Bocas Town. The last bit you have to foot. The beach is a paradise with cocktail bars and ability to rent a cot. Many sea stars seen.
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