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. Use our Bocas Town itinerary planner to add Playa Estrella and other attractions to your Bocas Town vacation plans.
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  • A beach with calm water because it has strong waves. Along the beach there are different jobs of drinks and meals to buy. We ate not in none but if we saw that prices are from the 11 to 25 dollars. We ate at the Yanoris restaurant, which is coming out of this beach. For those who say that it is a lie that there are starfish, it is good to take the time to search them that if there is. However, if it has decreased the amount of them due to the unaware tourists that take out them of the water. We recommend that if you want to take a photo with one, it you can place on your hand, but within the water and treat it with care because they have tentacles, and then let her go. As for transport, our recommendation is to take one of the buses that stop every half hour in the Park Simón Bolívar on Isla Colon, the price is 2.50 $ per person one-way, or $ 5 round trip. A tour to this beach is an unnecessary luxury. The vans are beautiful, comfortable, safe and air conditioning, and leave you in the mouth of Drago Beach, then go direct walking 15 minutes (the landscape of road is sea and vegetation.
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  • Walked from Bocas del Drago to the Playa Estrella - about 20 minutes, very nice. Until then, everything was very quiet, almost died and then was horrified about the number of tour boats and the "Hüttengaudi" there. Unfortunately, there were not too many Starfish - was told the starfish would flee from the many boats... anyway you could swim well and a little snorkeling. Also, there are cocktails, coconuts and lots of seafood to eat. I would say: since you can go time on each case, must prepare for but pretty much hustle and bustle.
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  • This is a very nice beach with several starfish. I recommend you bring your mask and snorkel and you'll see several without having to swim very far. Fresh lobster from one day, to the first stand, arriving on the beach by the footpath, is simply delicious.
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