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Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón and Changuinola

Looking for a tropical getaway that ticks all the boxes?

Bocas del Toro is a province of Panama that offers a variety of attractions for tourists and expats alike. It is composed of the mainland and nine main islands, each with its own charm and beauty. One of the most popular islands is Isla Colón, the capital and largest island of the province.

Isla Colón is a paradise for beach lovers, as it has many stunning beaches with clear waters and white sand. Some of the most famous beaches are Starfish Beach, where you can see hundreds of starfish in the shallow water, Bluff Beach, where you can surf or watch the turtles nesting, and Bocas del Drago, where you can enjoy the scenery and the wildlife. Isla Colón also has a vibrant nightlife, with many bars, restaurants, and clubs to choose from.

One banana, two bananas…

The history of the banana industry in Changuinola

If you are looking for a place to stay, Isla Colón has a range of options, from budget hostels to luxury resorts. You can find exclusive hotels that offer privacy and comfort.

Private Charter Flight Panama City-Isla Colón

Private Charter Flight Panama City-Isla Colón

From: $1,317.47
Required documentation

Panamanian ID, Passport, Resident card

Aircrafts available

Cessna XP

Time saved

You save from 5 to 7 hours of total flight compared to ground transportation.

Travel time

2:00 hours


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Isla Colón is not only a great place for tourism, but also for expats who want to retire in a tropical paradise. The island has a friendly and diverse community, with people from different countries and cultures. The cost of living is affordable, and the quality of life is high. You can enjoy the natural beauty, the warm weather, the fresh food, and the laid-back lifestyle of Isla Colón.

If you are looking for a destination that has it all, Isla Colón is the place for you. It is a place where you can relax, have fun, and explore. It is a place where you can live your dream. Visit Isla Colón and discover why it is one of the best islands in Bocas del Toro.

Bocas de Toro and it’s high ecological value

The Ramsar site San San-Pond Sak: San San-Pond Sak is a wetland area in the northwestern part of Bocas del Toro, near the border with Costa Rica. It covers 16,414 hectares, and consists of channels, shallow, brackish and freshwater lakes, coastal plains, bays, sand bars, and beaches. The vegetation of the area includes mangroves and peat bogs. San San-Pond Sak is a site of international importance, as it was designated as a Ramsar site in 1993. A Ramsar site is a wetland of global significance, especially for the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity. San San-Pond Sak is home to many species of plants and animals, some of which are endangered or endemic. For example, San San-Pond Sak hosts 133 species of birds, 55 species of mammals, 54 species of reptiles, 20 species of amphibians, and many species of fish and invertebrates. Some of the most notable species are the West Indian manatee, the leatherback turtle, the American crocodile, the harpy eagle, and the red macaw. San San-Pond Sak also provides important ecosystem services, such as water supply, flood control, erosion prevention, carbon sequestration, and climate regulation.

Bocas del Toro Official Page

For more information about Isla Colón and Bocas del Toro visit the Go Bocas del Toro Travel, official website of the Bocas del Toro Tourism chamber.