Red Frog Beach, Isla Bastimentos

3.5
#2 of 20 in Beaches in Panama
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. Our Isla Bastimentos online sightseeing planner makes visiting Red Frog Beach and other Isla Bastimentos attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • We did a day trip to the beach. They have lounge chairs for $5 for the day and lots of shady areas if you want to get out of the sun. Beach is clean and very pretty with great waves which makes it a c...  more »
  • Definitely worth a visit. The beach is rough but the area is interesting. There a great eco lodge on the beach for food and drinks.  more »
  • Beautiful. Wild. Nature preserved. WHo can surf. Whatch red frogs and sloths and other wild species. great sand and warm water  more »

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The most popular place to stay on Isla Bastimentos is on the island's northwest coast, looking over the water at Old Bank. There, you can choose from a selection of budget and mid-range hostels, lodges, and bed and breakfasts, all of which offer direct access to the beach. Red Frog Beach, looking north over the water, also serves as a popular place to look for accommodations.
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