The one-day tour to Bocas del Drago, coming from Costa Rica, is worth it if you have little time and want to see some of the most beautiful beaches, turquoise seas, and snorkel in colorful coral reefs.
Bocas del Toro is an archipelago in the North Caribbean region of Panama. You can reach these gorgeous islands from Costa Rica on a one-day tour.
Your tour will grant you amazing marine views, breathtaking underwater sights, and all the fun and relaxation that mean a visit to a Caribbean town.
You will start your experience when your transportation and guide pick you up at your hotel to take you to the border town of Sixaola.
After the needed migration formalities, you will pass to the Panama side where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast in the town of Changuinola, very close to the border, and then travel on a very picturesque road to Almirante Port, where your comfortable roofed boat awaits you.
You will go for about 20 minutes until you arrive at the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro and Colon Island, where you will enjoy a small city tour.
From Colon Island, you will take a boat that will take you to the deserted Starfish beach.
You will first go to Isla Pájaros (Birds Island), to see the magnificent Phaethon aethereus (Red-billed tropicbird), a long-tailed seagull with a particular way to fly.
In these isles, you will see other gorgeous tropical birds.
After going around in your boat, the isles, you will go straight to Starfish.
This fantastic and almost surreal beach is uninhabited and protected, with a mangroves forest safeguarding it, and pristine warm waters that allow you to walk, or swim, while seeing dozens of colorful red, orange and yellow starfish on the white sand.
Afterward, you will pass to Boca del Drago Beach and delight in a delicious typical restaurant where you will taste the coconut rice and the fresh fish of the area.
As you finish, you will come back to Costa Rica on the same route you used in the morning.