What To Do in Bocas del Toro 2023

What to do in Bocas del Toro Panama 2023

What to do in Bocas del Toro? Surf, dive, sail, learn Spanish, dance salsa, practice yoga, hike jungle, snorkle the Caribbean, go on beach excursions with friendly local guides, cacao farm tours, cultural activities, and special events!  Scroll and you will find a list of companies that provide many of the must-do experiences that Bocas del Toro, Panama has to offer.  If you don’t see what you’re looking for here, you might find it on our events page or restaurants and nightlife section.

Panama Sailing Bocas del Toro Panama

Explore Bocas on the water with Panama Sailing. Trips to Starfish Beach, Cayos Zapatilla and beyond. Charters and kayak/SUP rentals. Contact Captain Daniel +507 6668-6849 (please mention that you saw this ad on The Bocas Breeze Newspaper).


Bocas Dive Center

Dive with the only 5* PADI IDC center in Bocas for a five star experience. You can try diving for the first time, earn your PADI certification, or come fun diving. Our highly experienced Instructors and Divemasters will ensure your safety is always number one priority. The Center is conveniently located in Bocas Town, Isla Colon. We are the #1 dive center on TripAdvisor in Bocas – read what divers say about us here.

Book your dives today! | Follow us on Insta: @bocasdivecenter

Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm 
Divers Paradise Boutique Hotel
Avenida Sur and Calle 4. Google Maps

Danuta’s Holistic Therapy

Danuta is a practitioner with over 30 years experience working with ancestral medicine and holistic therapies. Zen Shiatsu, Thai Foot Massage, Reiki, Shamanic Cleansing & Therapeautic Baths. She splits her time between Panama City and Bocas del Toro, practicing in both locations.  When in Bocas, Danuta can be found at the Genesis Creativity House.

The Genesis Creativity can also be rented. Located on the water in Bocas Town, it is an open space for new ideas, workshops, alternative and holistic activities for all ages.  It is an ideal space for yoga, massage, music, workshops and all types of creative activities that are performed without shoes (barefoot only, please).

WhatsApp +507 6686-0235
IG: @danutaholistic
Genesis Creativity House
Isla Colon, Avenida Sur and Calle 6, Google Maps.
Also available in Panama City

Flying Pirates ATV & E-Bike Adventures

Go where the taxis don’t take you and explore a 1,500 acre rainforest on your own four wheels! Blast through jungle trails on ATVs (quads), stopping at pristine beaches and natural water formations for swimming and snorkeling. Surf racks and lock boxes available. Also available for exploring the island: E-bikes and dirt bikes. Staying for a while?  Ask about long-term rental pricing.

Open every day 9am to 6:30pm
Main location: Isla Colon, where the pavement ends, next to Skully’s – Google Maps
Bocas Town location: across Banco Nacional on Avenida Luis Russell (Ave E) – Google Maps
Website: flyingpiratesbocas.com
Email: FlyingPirates@yahoo.com or FlyingPiratesPPal@gmail.com
Cell/WhatsApp: +507 6689-5050 and +1 661-319-9100

La Coralina Island Spa

A sacred place, hidden in the tropical rainforest where guests come to wind down, learn about their bodies, and delve into themselves to discover insights and live a better life. La Coralina Island Spa embraces ancient healing rituals from around the world.

Therapeutic massages:deep tissue, relaxing, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, Thai
Treatments: acupuncture, reflexology, reiki, exfoliation and body hydration, jin shin jyutsu, breathwork
Yoga, physical training, gym, and an ever-changing menu of special treatments, retreats and activities.

Follow @lacoralinaislandhouse on Instagram to stay up to date on the latest spa activities.

Located on Isla Colon, Paunch Beach – Google Maps
Open Monday-Sunday 7am-8pm
Telephone: (507) 851-0800

Panama Sailing

Explore Bocas del Toro on amazing vessels. Sunset cruises every day. Rentals of kayak, SUP and hobbie cat. Also: Escuelita Nautica sailing school for all ages (Tuesdays and Thursdays 3:30-5:30). +507 6668-6849

Monday-Saturday 8am-6pm
Avenida Sur, between Calle 4 & 5
Waterworld Adventours sign on the gate.Google Maps
IG: @panamasailing

The Floating Bar

Only the Fodor’s #1 rated floating bar in the world!  Your ideal spot for jumping into the Caribbean Sea off the top of a barge, floating around, snorkeling mangroves islands. This barge is rocked by a different local band every Music Monday at 4pm. Also weekly: $6 for 2 tacos for Taco Tuesdays (and Taco Thursdays). Float & Flow Yoga on Saturday mornings at 10:30am. $2 / 2 minute boat ride from Bocas Town.

Monday-Sunday 12pm-sunset
FB: The Floating Bar | IG: @the.floating.bar
Located floating off the south side of Isla Colon  (Google Maps)


Enigma Bocas

Bocas del Toro’s first and only real life escape game experience with all private rooms! Located in a prime spot, you will be challenged in this new attraction by working together to find clues, solve puzzles, and pick locks that will free you from the game room. Open daily, available in English and Spanish. Contact for group events and corporate escapes. Do you have what it takes to escape?

Book now on their website!

+507 6752-3407 | Open every day 12pm-10pm
Located on Calle 1a (1st street), next to Selina

Island Fitness

Whether you’re on vacation or a full-time resident, don’t skip out on that gym routine!

Island Fitness is Bocas del Toro’s longest running fitness center.  Equipped with weights, resistant machines, treadmills, elliptical, stationary bikes and all the tools you need to become the best version of yourself. Ask about their personal trainers and class schedules.

Open Monday-Friday 8am-8pm, Saturday 8am-5pm
Located on Isla Colon, Avenida Sur & Calle 6a Google Maps
On Instagram: @islafitbocas

La Jungle Chocolate Farm & Permaculture Tour

Experience the magic of cacao and jungle-to-table cuisine on Isla Bastimentos!

Explore the sustainable tropical forest crop, cacao, as you walk among thousands of trees. The cacao thrives under the jungle canopy, free of pesticides and fertilizers. Watch White-faced capuchin and Western Night Monkeys enjoying the pods. Discover the process of producing 100% pure chocolate, from vibrant pods to fermented, dried, and roasted beans. The tour includes a walk through the permaculture and cacao farm, cocoa processing demonstration, and a 3-hour duration.

Booking: info@thejunglelodge.com or  WhatsApp at +507 6517-4718
La Loma Jungle Lodge & Chocolate Farm website



New Leaf Panama (Panama City)

Adventures near Panama City: overnight tours in indigenous villages, day ecotours to monkey Island, sloth sanctuary and indigenous village. Zipline in the rainforest. The company is owned and operated by a Panamanian female, Tereza, who supports the female guide community in Panama, with a focus on equality, sustainability, and paying fair wages to guides, and the local and indigenous communities they visit. 

WhatsApp: +507 6308-9694
IG: @newleaf.pananamatours
FB: New Leaf Panama

Up in the Hill

Permaculture & chocolate farm jungle tours and gift shop. Check out the Pure Tree line of products made with plants from the organic garden. www.upinthehill.com

+507 6607-8962
Top of the hill, Bastimentos Island