Playa Estrella, Bocas Town

3.3
#1 of 21 in Beaches in Panama
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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. Use our Bocas Town itinerary planner to add Playa Estrella and other attractions to your Bocas Town vacation plans.
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  • My kids ages 10,8,7,and 3 loved this beach. Really calm water and so many starfish. Lots of little juice bars to get a fresh fruit juice.  more »
  • Beautiful but overdeveloped.... choose to walk the trail- no more than 20 minutes. Flat, beautiful, shaded. For sure the boat traffic and noise has reduced the presence of the starfish over the past t...  more »
  • This place is very chill, i would recommend staying like 2-3 hours. Make sure you negotiate with the water taxis they may take advantage of the fact that you don't know how the taxi rate goes. Get to ...  more »