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Reviewed 6 January 2019 via mobile

We went on the day trip to Isla Zapatillas. There is nothing to do on the actual island. Bring your own beers or buy on the way when you stop. We saw beautiful starfish and dolphins on route. We stopped for 30 mins for snorkelling...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 1 January 2019 via mobile

Zapatilla My husband and I were part of a tour group that came to the Island. We got to the island at 12:00 and had to leave by 1:45. It was kind of a bummer to be rushing around on someone else’s schedule - so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 311jennaa
Reviewed 14 October 2018 via mobile

Beautiful... The best place in Bocas del toro arquipélago. Excellent beach, cold water, good snorkel... Loved it

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Martaisgj
Reviewed 2 October 2018

One of the finest and gorgeous islands around. Diving is a must around the island. I highly recommended to go there via a boat.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Yaniv L
Reviewed 7 September 2018 via mobile

Like a Robinson Crusoe experience. We arrived early, before 930 am, thanks to our wonderful hosts at Casa Cayuco and our fantastic guide, Jose. First, we snorkeled off shore and saw 2 nurse sharks, octopus and lobster, immediately, along with blue tang and Sargent majors....More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank livesimpletravel
Reviewed 23 August 2018

Real nice warm waters here. The beaches were nice, isolated, with not many people which was great. Enjoyed walking around in the woods looking at the palms and fallen coconuts. No amenities here. Simply the beach and island life.

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Lovely little islands, really beautiful. They are part of the marine park, so nobosy lives om the islands. It is an amazing piece of nature. Lovely white sandbeach woth palmtrees and an ocean you can snorkel in and see al kinds of wildlife under the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank sl0dder
Reviewed 2 July 2018

Zapatilla is a short boat ride off the coast of Isla Colon. One feels remote as the island has no real services, just natural scenery. In the midday, the water taxis are fairly profuse, so the solitary feel isn't there. The waters are fun to...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Susan A
Reviewed 18 May 2018 via mobile

We visited Isla Zapatilla on a tour and indeed when you arrive and see this island with beautiful water and Nice sand, it’s breathtaking. The kids enjoyed swimming there. But there is not many fishes. The beach itself is ok (white sand is really nice...More

Date of experience: May 2018
2  Thank CarolineN79
Reviewed 24 April 2018 via mobile

I spent a perfect Saturday here with a group of other travelers. Tranquilo Bay Eco Lodge brought us here on one of their day trip excursions. I couldn't believe how pretty the turquoise hued water looked as we approached the cays by boat. I was...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank hobiecatsailor
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We're actually standing in LAX having just flowing in from SJO after 8 days in Bocas, and BDT had so much more to do than the Caribbean side of CR/Puerto Viejo. But from PV to BDT is around 4.5 hours door to door, border... More
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