The Bocas del Toro Archipelago is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea in northwest Panama. The archipelago remains relatively undeveloped; Isla Colón is the only island with any roads or vehicles. This leaves visitors to enjoy the clean air, the sound of the waves, and the exotic noises of the jungle—home to monkeys, sloths, toucans, and a spectacular variety of medicinal plants and exotic fruits.
The sea is also full of life. Elusive manatees, endangered sea turtles, playful dolphins and vivid reefs fill the waters of the region. The opportunities for diving and snorkeling are endless, and the waves crashing over these reefs draw surfers from across the globe. The Bastimentos National Park encompasses one part of Bastimentos island and the Zapatilla Cayes. This park includes rich mangroves and over 57 different coral species.