Panama boasts a vastly diverse landscape, from immaculate coast to vibrant cities and dense, exotic jungle. Discover the countless tiny islands surrounded by pristine natural beauty and world class surf.

Located on the Caribbean side of the Pacific in a region filled with small islands, clear water coves and coral reefs, the Bocas Del Toro region is a true gem. This aquatic playground offers surf exploration, nature and adventure in a pristine tropical setting.
It has an abundance of wildlife thriving on land and offshore, and allows you to explore private While beach-loving travellers have been drawn Panamas’s tropical Caribbean spots such as Bocas del Toro – gets its name from waves crashing upon volcanic rock making a distinct sound similar to the roar of a bull. It comes to no surprise then that nine ocean facing islands in Bocas Del Toro boast some of the best surfing in the Caribbean and the world.
The main surf season runs from late November to April with secondary season in June, July and August. The waves are varied to fit all needs; sand beaches of the highest quality to reef points and secret breaks lie around every bend in this archipelago.
Remote and unknown, there is plenty to explore whilst staying on the islands. Take an incredible marine safari, exploring four miles of protected coastline by paddleboard, kayak or boat, uncovering hidden caves, secluded beaches and searching for the immense humpback whales. Dive below the surface to discover the exotic underwater life including tropical fish, majestic rays and amiable turtles.
On land, join a naturalist on a guided hike through the various islands, exploring the wonderful Bastimentos National Marine Park and Zapatilla Keys, home to the region’s best beaches including Red Frog Beach, are very easy to access. As are the marine turtle observation and protection at Bluff Beach, and Long Beach, where guests can help turtles nest. Or for a more cultural experience try the Sweet Bocas Native Village Tour, which takes guests through the villages of the Ngöbe–Buglé, an ancient indigenous American people. For a truly exceptional day trip, charter the Sweet Bocas 30 foot private yacht and create a custom tour of the local beaches, reefs, and marine sanctuaries.
If you are looking for the ultimate in privacy, luxury, and personalized service, Sweet Bocas is the place. Set on its own private island in an area that is rich in waves and natural beauty, the eco-friendly luxury retreat Sweet Bocas is truly a one-of-a-kind property.
The majestic two-story 7-bedroom full service villa is constructed entirely out of Panamanian teak and built on top of more than 100 cement stilts in a tranquil sea setting. All rooms are en-suite and have incredible water views. The villa furnishings are stylish, hand crafted and a blend of modern and indigenous design. The owner, designer and builder, Annick Belanger, who has a long relationship with the hospitality industry, wanted to create an environment that was private, yielded rich experiences and truly embraced the local surroundings and people. This property was created with a deliberate social and environmental consciousness that is threaded throughout the design and daily operations of the villa.
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