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“Make sure you go to the minor island”
Review of Isla Zapatillas

Isla Zapatillas
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US$63.00*
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Full-Day Speedboat Tour from Bocas Town: Explore 5 Locales
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

There is two islands. The small one (zapatilla I aka menor) and the Isla Mayor. The Isla Mayor was absolutely terrible. Don't go there. The park rangers have turned the island into a plantation. All natural trees and vegetation was removed and you can now "enjoy" a Coconut plantation with lots of trash everywhere. There seems to be 3-4 park rangers who just want to get any money from you. We didn't want to stay and denied to pay $10 so then they said we could also just pay $5. Which seems like it just goes into their own pockets since an officially set price shouldn't be flexible like that.

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

This place is beautiful.Beware ,of the ice or water served by the Indians out there.Possible parasite infestation from pinacolata served out there . But more like e Coli poisoning for days but now possible ascariasis or some worm.My daughter is in hosp now one year later.Drs are confused.Just beware of what you eat and drink.I am fine,and my wife. My other daughter got ill 2years ago and we got medicine at the white rose pharmacia .he nows what to give .

1  Thank Bruce H
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

If you are staying in the Bocas region then Isla Zapatillas is definately worth visiting. It is everything you would expect of a tropical island and was a beautiful place to spend the day. It is a small island but has lovely hidden beaches, clear warm sea and places to explore.

1  Thank Emma W
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Yes the boat ride is uncomfortable but it's absolutely worth it! This is one of the loveliest beaches I've ever been to (and I've been to a lot of beaches!). The water is calm and you can sit comfortably in the ocean for hours. Great place for snorkeling so make sure to bring your gear!

Thank cwmmh
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Reviewed 3 January 2014

Had a amazing time, where the beach is great and a nice boat drive despite the bumpy ride. Once there you forget the boat ride

Thank Mel160470
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