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.

Panama Sailing

Explore Bocas on the water with Panama Sailing. Trips to Starfish Beach, Cayos Zapatilla and beyond. Charters and kayak/SUP rentals. Therapeutic ice baths Sundays 11 am. Contact Captain Daniel +507 6668-6849 (please mention that you saw this ad on The Bocas Breeze Newspaper ).

Yoga in the jungle? Yes! 8:30am every day, 4:30pm Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday All levels welcome! At La Selva at Nomad Tree Lodge.

Salsa lessons with a live band 8pm at La Neta Caribe at Selina every Wendesday.

Wine and Paint at Random Art Cafe (every other Thursday). Painting classes also available, along with other art and cooking activities for children and adults. Check Random Art Cafe on Facebook for updated schedules. Contact +507 6780-2429 for bookings and more information.

Dive Against Debris! Every final Sunday of the month there is a donated based PADI Aware underwater clean-up led and sponsored by Bocas Dive Center. Certified divers receive a free dive tank to participate.

Check out our events page for more weekly happenings and upcoming special events. The following is a directory of businesses that are ready to provide you unforgettable Bocas del Toro (and Panama City) experiences:


Dive with Bocas del Toro’s largest and most modern dive center: Bocas Dive Center!


Bocas Dive Center

Bocas’ largest and most modern dive center with five star professional dive academy located in a state-of-the-art boutique hotel catered to divers (Divers Paradise). 9am and 2pm departures. FREE try dives at BDC’s exclusive “Mayday” sunken ship dive site, for those curious about SCUBA diving. All certifications, specialty courses and Instructor Development Courses.

Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm 
Divers Paradise Boutique Hotel
Avenida Sur and Calle 4. Google Maps
bocasdivecenter.com | IG: @bocasdivecenter

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. Located on the water at the Genesis Creativity House.

WhatsApp +507 6686-0235
danutashealing.com IG: @danutaholistic
Isla Colon, Avenida Sur and Calle 6, 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

La Buga Dive and Surf

PADI 5 star dive center and surf school First class dive trips, surf lessons and trips for all levels, Kayak and Stand-Up Paddle Board rentals.

Monday-Sunday 8am-8pm
Isla Colon, Calle 3ra, between Avenida B & C. Google Maps
labugapanama.com IG: @labugadiveandsurf

Lost Boys Blues Bar

Stay at PirateArts Experience Resort and record music! LostBoys Blues Bar is Bocas del Toro’s premiere events venue. It’s equipped with a recording studio, an extensive instrument collection and recording engineer on site. After all, the perfect place to get inspired is in the comfort of furnished apartments, immersed in the jungle and in walking distance to some of Bocas’ sweetest secret beaches. Lost Boys is home of the annual Rocktoberfest. Check our events calendar for any upcoming concerts.

www.lost-boys-blues-bar.com | IG: @lostboys_bluesbar
Carenero Island, PirateArts Experience Resort (Casa Chocolate) Google Maps


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. Mention this ad with promo code “BREEZE” for a 15% discount.

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

Panama Dive School

PADI dive resort and easy going SCUBA school. Professional and friendly PADI-certified instructors ensure that your dive courses & fun dives exceed your expectations. panamadiveschool.com,

Monday-Sunday 8am-7pm
Isla Carenero, next to Aqua Lounge. Google Maps
IG: @panamadiveschool

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)


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