Playa Estrella, Bocas Town

3.3
#1 of 6 in Parks in Isla Colon
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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  • August 16, 2017
    Let's start with the bad news: there are not very many Starfish at Playa Estrella. In the city you see at the water taxis more stars in the clear water ... It is one of the most beautiful beaches of Bocas del Toro with extremely clear water that nearly silent. From the park on Colon leaves every 2 hours (5 am, 10 am, 12 pm, 2 pm & 4 pm) a van towards Boca del Drago. From there is a 20-minute walk from Starfish Beach. The last bus back leaves at 6 pm and a return ticket will cost you $5. The walk there is breathtakingly beautiful. To your right you have a view over the sea and to your left is the mangrove that slowly turns into a forest full of palm trees as you get closer to Starfish Beach.
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  • August 14, 2017
    Pros: Reasonable transportation from Bocas Town to the beach ($2.50) and boat to Playa Estrella ($1.50). Beautiful starfish and curious small fish that swim right up to you. Restaurants Free lounging ...  more »
  • August 13, 2017
    It is a paradise, ideal to rest facing the sea, there are small restaurants with cages full of lobsters within the sea, you choose what you want and they prepare it with butter... Simply delicious, delicious fried fish, Red Snapper with rice and fried plantains
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