The area is made up of 6 lush green islands (Colón, Bastimentos, Isla de Solarte, Zapatilla, Cristobal & Popa) and an underwater national park just 40 kilometers from the border to Costa Rica. Isla Colon is the main island of the Bocas del Toro and as mentioned above, you’ll find a larger variety of accommodation here than you will out on San Blas, like eco-lodges, hotels, surfer hostels, bed & breakfast and more. This also means that the area is more developed and that you’ll have more of the “comforts of home here”. Bocas del Toro is home to a rainforest, indigenous cultures and some of the most popular beaches in the area. There are tons of stuff to do here like: visiting Bird Island (which of course has a lot of birds and looks like something out of Jurassic Park), learn to surf, go snorkling at Hospital Point, explore the jungle by horseback or visit organic cacao farms. We could go on and on!