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Boca Brava is located in the Pacific Ocean in the Gulf of Chiriqui. It is one of many islands which can be reached from the port of Boca Chica.
Although this very quiet and idyllic island is only 10 minutes away by boat from the mainland, it is still an absolute secret spot in Panama. Upon your arrival you are immediately welcomed by the loud cries of the howler monkeys. Within short you will be confronted with the variety of animals offered to the visitors of this island. Toucans, sloths, macaws and ocean turtles occur frequently and can be watched along the narrow hiking trails. Humpback whales can best be observed during their yearly migration through the Gulf of Chiriqui from August to October. Due to the rank vegetation on Boca Brava also the plant lovers will be fascinated. A large part of the island is covered with dense rain forest and surrounded by mangroves. Thanks to its white sand beaches and the coral reefs Boca Brava is also a perfect destination for snorkelling- and beach tourists. All snorkelling equipment is lent to tourists by their accommodation facilities. Moreover you have the opportunity to go to neighbouring islands and beaches. Isla Palenque, Isla Parida, Islas Secas, Islas Ladrones are in vicinity to Boca Brava.
How to get to Boca Brava?
Boca Brava can best be reached by boat from the port of Boca Chica (approx. 5-10 minutes). Boca Chica is not far from David, the capital of Chiriqui.