On the southeastern tip of Isla Colón, the provincial capital of Bocas del Toro, otherwise known as BOCAS TOWN, is the easiest base from which to explore the islands, beaches and reefs of the archipelago. The town, connected to the rest of the island by a narrow causeway, is busy and bustling, especially during the high season (Dec–April), when it explodes with tourists and backpackers. Rickety wooden buildings painted in cheerful colours and a friendly and laidback, mostly English-speaking population welcome you to the island’s casual mêlée. The palm-fringed Caribbean beaches, decent waves, and a buzzing young nightlife have made these islands a must-see for partying backpackers. Bocas Town offers a variety of aquatic activities, as well as cycling, horseriding, yoga and learning Spanish.