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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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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 crossing and the water taxi can take quite a bit of time depending on staffing/weather. Definitely safe, only a few streets are what I would consider "locals only." It's not worth it if you've only got a day or two, you'll want at least one full day to enjoy Isla Colon, another to do a boat tour of the surrounding areas like Coral Cay and Zapatilla (honestly easier than trying to research/plan on short notice). But it was so much more enjoyable than our experience in CR (YMMV in CR but we found we almost exclusively drank booze on the beach/visited a couple animal sanctuaries). Did it with my SO but from observation, hostels off the main drag look more accommodating for seasoned solo travelers vs those near bars/clubs (as has always been my experience anyway). Will find it's cheaper to group up for shuttles/water taxis. Expect it to be hotter/more humid than mainland, storm mostly at nights. Took about 2 hours yesterday morning to get from the dock BDT through the border into Costa Rica. IMO I'd spend more time in BDT unless you're more of the hiking/mountain type.