Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos

(3.5/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Named after the strawberry-colored poison-dart frogs that inhabit the nearby forest, Red Frog Beach on Panama’s Bastimentos island continues to attract visitors with its idyllic surroundings and laid-back vibe. Situated on the northeastern side of the hilly island, the narrow, secluded beach offers plenty of activities. Besides surfing the undulating waves in the swell season, you can swim, snorkel, or laze on the soft white sands. Take a relaxing walk along the sand, surrounded by verdant rainforest, and enjoy the view from the boardwalk pier at the eastern end of the beach. Spot local wildlife, such as frogs, sloths, or monkeys, and hang out at a beach bar with a delicious drink. Make Red Frog Beach a centerpiece of your Isla Bastimentos vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Isla Bastimentos itinerary maker.
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  • As the title implies, is recommended for lovers of surfing is Playa, for the rest of us not so much. The sea is very aggressive, you can only get very little since there red flags all the time and not be if it is for the time, but the beach was covered with seaweed. There are several bars on the beach where you can rent beach chairs, drink and eat something. It also has several places with natural shade if someone decides to have a picnic, entry to Red Frog costs $5 and on the road to the beach you can see alligators and other animals of the place. It is a well jungle path, no more than 5 minutes to the exit to the beach. It is reached only by boat and belongs to the Bastimentos island.
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  • Despite no beach effusive over resorts. Magnificent panoramas, as it is otherwise of calendar sheets. Nice bars. Caution: very strong current!
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  • Red Frog is a beach which is the Bastimentos Island, one of the many that make up what is Bocas del Toro. Although not of the beaches that I choose, because being larger and "whitewater" (ideal for surfing), the island and the attractions that offers it's very nice. You have to go if you are in Bocas del Toro, is the must-see.
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