Bocas Butterfly Garden, Isla Colón, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas Butterfly Garden, or “The Butterfly”, is a butterfly garden which is located inside of a natural setting in Bocas Island – just a few minutes from the town by boat. The butterfly garden consists of a closed garden where various species of flowering plants provide hosts for butterflies, while others are ornamental. Here, you will have the opportunity to know the butterflies’ biological cycle, observe the different stages of development of these species, and observe the various species that are handled within the facility. During your visit you can also see our Terrarium which showcases a variety of colors of the Red Frog (Oophaga pumilio) which inhabit the various islands of the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro. The biodiversity of the islands is very unique, and here at Bocas Butterfly Garden you can witness a part of it.


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Latitude: 9.338293 Longitude: -82.248278 Elevation: 6 ft
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Recreational Opportunities Available

During the visit to Bocas Butterfly Garden, you will pass through a mangrove ecosystem and be able to view this intricate forest. On the way to the Butterfly Garden you will see a natural environment with samples of trees representative of the area of Bocas. If you are a lover of birds, within the farm in the early hours birds can be easily spotted in the surrounding area.

Hours Open

Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sunday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Admission Fee (if any)

Adults: $5.00 per person 

Children under the age of 5 years: $ 1.00 per child

* Transport by waterway.  Water taxis are readily available from any point of the town of Bocas, with a travel time of 5 minutes.  Round Trip Cost: $4.00

Actions taken to promote environmental or social sustainability

  • Conservation of  natural areas by promoting economic activities.
  • The release of butterflies by overproduction in order to maintain local species. 
  • The promotion of the awareness of the biological cycle of these species of butterflies and emphasis of their importance.

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Luis Mou - Bocas Butterfly Garden
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