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Isla Bastimentos National Marine Park comprises a group of islands in the Almirante Bay of the province
Bocas del Toro (named after Christopher Columbus, the discoverer of America) and the lagoon Chiriqui. The park with an area of 13.226 hectares is one of the few protected regions of Latin America to protect the wildlife and fauna of the beaches, coral reefs and mangroves.
The park offers various activities to the visitors such as snorkelling, swimming and diving in one of the most beautiful and crystal-clear waters with white sand beaches. Most of these beaches are crowded by turtles which like to use these beaches for their own purposes from April to September. Visitors moreover have the possibility to make an excursion into one of the numerous canals that are passing the mangroves. If you are lucky, you may also have the chance to watch some dolphins or turtles. The Caribbean town Bocas del Toro is an exotic city for tourists offering simultaneously sun, sea, beaches, diving and forest to its visitors. Furthermore you can find there examples of Indian culture and artistic expressions of folk art, handcraft and architecture. In this city the visitors will certainly find a suitable hotel, borrow diving equipment, use taxis, book guided tours and go to restaurants specialised in Caribbean food.