Off the mainland on Panama’s Caribbean Coast lies the remote and magical archipelago of Bocas del Toro. This is a traveler’s paradise and getting there is a hike, but then that’s true of almost all the best places. The journey from all over the world meets on Isla Colón, the main island of Bocas and the gateway to a place where hours are marked by meal times, boats are the main mode of transportation and lush green jungle meets expanses of beaches with sparkling blue water promising adventure.
The breathtaking scenery, slow-paced days and nights full of dancing to reggae have been drawing more visitors in recent years including my husband and I back in 2014. I put together a list of must-sees for Beyond Words that will have you communing with dolphins, sampling chocolate and watching for monkeys in the undisturbed jungle. Check it out here.