BOCAS DEL TORO at Hotel and Beach Resort Playa Tortuga
BOCAS DEL TORO !
During 3 days and 2 nights enjoy Hotel & Beach Resort Playa Tortuga. This etablishment has 120 rooms, 10 minutes from Bocas del Toro downtown. The are fully air conditioned and every single one has prime Ocean Views and a great private balcony to enjoy it. As a guest you will enjoy complimentary WIFI throughout the hotel, so you can stay connected to your office and home.
The restaurants serve great Caribbean, Bocas and Panamanian cuisine, so you may try exotic and delicious flavors. Of course the menu also has superb international cuisine and a children's menu.
The beach, right in front of the hotel, is of gorgeous pinkish sand, with clear, calm, Caribbean waters. You can enjoy the great pool in front of the beach, kayaking around the bay and go on interesting excursions to discover the beauty of Bocas del Toro.
2 nights and breakfasts at your HOTEL & BEACH RESORT PLAYA TORTUGA 3*SUPERIOR.
Discover the beauty of Bocas del Toro archipielago by choosing one of the tours co-organized with the Bocas Turism Sustainable Aliiance, which supports the local and global marketing efforts of all member companies and develops materials to promote Bocas del Toro as a destination for international tourism. Additionally, the Alliance undertakes conservation efforts to preserve the cultural and ecological landscape of the archipelago, to choose your tour sea "Itinerary".
DAY 1: FROM PANAMA TO BOCAS
From Panama Ciudad you will leave your hotel down town (5.30 am or 2.30 pm), transfer by bus to the local airport (duration 15 mn) and then board your flight to Bocas del Toro (duration 1 hour 6.45 am/ 7.45 am or 3.30 pm/ 4.25 pm). At your arrival, transfer to your hotel and Beach Resort Playa Tortuga 3* superior.
DAY 2: ISLA PÁJARO, PLAYA ESTRELLA, CORAL CAY AND CAYO ZAPATILLAS
After breakfast, departure by boat at 9.00 for an excursion "Isla Pájaros - Playa Estrellas - Dolphin Bay and Cay Zapatilla" with your English guide. ISLAS PAJAROS (Swan Cay) is off the north-western shore of Isla Colón, 20 minutes by boat from Boca del Drago. The island is home to a great many bird watchers. Most are hoping to see red-billed tropics birds and white-crowned pigeons.
PLAYA LAS ESTRELLAS (starfish beach) is a charming beach located next to Boca Drago where the water is very crystalline and calm. It's the place where starfish can be seen since the beach is covered with them.
You will stop to eat lunch at a local restaurant (includes one beverage).
CAYO ZAPATILLAS, southeast of Isla Bastimentos, is a popular destination for snorkelling and diving trips. The two keys, Cayo Zapatilla Norte and Cayo Zapatilla Sur, have beautiful white-sand beaches surrounded by pristine reefs, plus forests for exploring.
CORAL CAY or as it is called locally, Crawl Cay, is a small island surrounded by mangroves. It is in the channel between Bastimentos and Popa islands. It is known for the coral formations on both sides of the cay. It's 20 minutes by boat from Bocas town, on the south-eastern side of Bastimentos and surrounded by lush mangrove. Snorkelling is the main attraction. The water is a luminous light green, and in some places only a meter deep over a sandy bottom. The area attracts lots of tropical fishes. The coral gardens don't actually start until one rounds the point and heads up the southeast coast of Bastimentos.
OR DAY 2 SUSTAINABLE TOUR: SAN CRISTOBAL NGOBE COMMUNITY After breakfast, departure by boat at 9.00 for an excursion "Isla Pájaros - Playa Estrellas and San Cristobal Ngobe Comunity" with your English guide.
SAN CRISTOBAL Come to explore and hike along the medicinal plant trail of an Ngobe-Bugle village! Experience and learn the culture and lifestyle of the Ngobe community in San Cristobal Island! The Ngobe-bugle Village tucked away on the coast of Isla San Cristobal, is an indigenous community of nearly 800 villagers residing in simple wooden huts surrounded by beautiful jungle terrain. Visitors and tourists are invited to the Ngobe San Cristobal Village to discover the trails of the jungle and whiteness the Ngobe lifestyle. The San Cristobal Ngobe-Bugle Village and Medicinal Plant Excursion is an exceptional day tour that is found nowhere else then with in the village of the Ngobe people. While on the medicinal plant hike, you will have the privilege to learn about the jungle and farm secrets of the community. Guided by one of the knowledgeable Ngobe villagers, you will see plants and products that are farmed and gathered for medicine, food, dyes, and other daily Gnobe needs. After the hike, enjoy a typical meal and entertainment by the Gnobe women and youth. Farmed and caught by the men with in the community; the Ngobe women prepare and serve you fresh and delicious food. Whitness a dance demonstation and be prepared to participate in the unique cultural Ngobe dances presented by the students of the Ngobe schools. This tour offers knowledge, culture, and activities for all ages and the money generated goes directly back into Ngobe-Bugle community. Sustainability: The Ngobe-Bugle Village is a self-sustaining community, relying on the surrounding land and natural resources. The food served for the meals are products grown and farmed on Isla San Cristobal. The hand-crafts displayed and sold are made from the jungle nuts, plants, and fruits. The money generated from sales of the artisan products goes directly back into the community. Also, five dollars of every package purchased by a tourist goes towards the education of the youth dancers that perform. Additionally, several green practices have been implemented throughout the Ngobe village. Electricity is managed and only used several hours a day, while showering and washing facilities are communal aiding to conserve water. The toilets are compost toilets and are shared in several locations throughout the community. The villagers relay on cayucos (traditional wooden boats) and take minimal trips to other islands by motor boat reducing their consumption of gasoline.
DAY 3: RETURN TO PANAMA
From Bocas del Toro you will leave your hotel (6.30 am or 4.30 pm - hotel check out 11.00 am), transfer to the local airport and then board your flight to Panama (duration 1 hour 8.00 am/ 9.00 am or 4.40 pm/ 5.35 pm). At your arrival, transfer to your hotel.
- Cancellations made more than 15 days in advance with a written notice will receive a full refund.
- Cancellations made less than 10 days in advance with a written notice will receive a 50% refund.
- Cancellations made less than 5 days in advance with a written notice and cases of no-show will not be granted a refund.