The islands, cayes and mainland waterways surrounding Bocas Town offer wide-ranging opportunities for relaxing on pristine beaches, visiting Ngöbe-Buglé villages and diving near unspoilt coral reefs. A quick bus or taxi ride away are the beaches of the rest of Isla Colón, while nearby islas Carenero and Bastimentos are favoured by visiting surfers. Most visitors make a point of exploring the Parque Nacional Marino Isla Bastimentos, a renowned marine park that stretches across a series of islands in the archipelago.

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