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best beach and place to stay in Bocas

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best beach and place to stay in Bocas

Any ideas on the best beach and safe swimming? How about a hotel?

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1. Re: best beach and place to stay in Bocas

The best beach but not the safest is Red Frog Beach in Isla Bastimentos, the safest beach which is also beautiful would be Starfish Beach on the far side of Isla Colon. Best Hotel is highly discretionary, price , proximity, attributes all come into play.

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2. Re: best beach and place to stay in Bocas

Why is Red Frog Beach unsafe? Surf or people?

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Rip Tides can be quite nasty at Red Frog, several people have drowned their in the last few years, 95% of the time it is safe and beautiful, don't let it deture you from going there,, the Zapatilla Islands on the other side of Isla Bastimentos are drop dead gorgeous as well. Red Frog has the only beach bar, restaurant and beach volleyball in Bocas, the other beaches are primitive, mostly secluded and lovely. Red Frog also has a preponderance of half naked European girls so beware -:)

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Thanks. This may be the best post of all time

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Hey Bastimentos John;

"Red Frog has the only beach bar......" Interesting post but inaccurate - The people at Playa Bluff Lodge directly on Bluff Beach opened an amazing beach bar & restaurant in November. Surfers have been hanging out at this spot for the past few months & it is a great spot to bike to from Bocas. They have done an excellent job - the food is very good & the prices are reasonable. It's been very busy & deservedly so. There is also another beach bar that opened a few weeks at Paunch beach - also on Isla Colon - not nearly as scenic but another good option.

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We visited the playa Bluff restaurant at Christmas. It was really nice. The owners have kids so our little one had someone to play with. They had a kids table, toys, and even a play area with a trampoline.

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We stayed at red frog beach last February. We did not swim though since the sea was rough and we thought it was dangerous. We stayed at the Palmar Tent Lodge which was, one may say, directly on the beach. If you do not mind 'camping', those these are glamour camps, they are perfect since the area is beautiful and the people are so nice over there. It depends though what you are searching for.

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8. Re: best beach and place to stay in Bocas

Boca Del Drago has had a bar and restaurant for over 12 years. Now there is another place as well.

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