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Address: | Playa Estrella, Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours

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Love the town

Everyone in Bocas del Drago are very friendly. It's also extremely beautiful and always has a breeze.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Charlotte G
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is the bus stop if you ride from Bocas Town. You can also hire a water taxi and ride around the south side of the island to this area. Plenty of beer stands and snacks. Calm clear waters and white sand with views of the Panama mainland.

Thank Sharna K
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Starfish was a wall-to-wall Panamanian party on the holiday weekend. Asked where to get a cab to town and walked the 30 minutes to Bocas del Drago. The restaurant was perfect...on the beach, snapper on the grill with fixins for 2-$15. Excellent!! Lovely stretch of beach, and a two dollar bus ride back to town (forget the $20 pp. cabs)... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Despite the signs not to pick the starfish up tourists do so Water very murky. Beach really dirty and covered with trash

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The tourist activity in this area have made life for the Starfish impossible. Five years ago here were thousands, now there are a couple of dozen on a good day. Hundreds of people swarm the beach with little or no proper toilets. People handling the few that are left only make the remaining few die or flee to deeper water.

Thank thetikimon
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took a boat around to Starfish Beach and it was packed!! Normally it's a popular beach to visit (for both locals and tourists alike) but we visited during a holiday in Panama and found an amazing number of boats docked on the beach. Not many starfish to speak of for this reason, but a totally different kinds of fun.... More 

Thank WanderSouth
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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone in Bocas del Drago are very friendly. It's also extremely beautiful and always has a breeze.

Thank Charlotte G
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9 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful beach with calm waters. Drinks and food services were available. We understood from a local that there used to be 100's of starfish, but as the beach got more popular and more people were in the water, the food supply diminished and the starfish left. We only saw a half dozen or so.

Thank Dan H
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Amazing beach. The definition of a tropical beach paradise. White sand. Crystal clear water. Palm tree. Small bars serving cocktails. Hopefully this place will not change.

Thank Plotte
Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Great place for getting some relaxing done by the beach. The bus from Bocas del Toro is 5$ for a return ticket.

Thank Nicholas N
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This is truly one of the most beautiful places I have visited,the nature is amazing,you will feel like in the desert island:) In the water you can see a lot of starfishes,just don't pull them out of the water because they die immediately:(:( You can go in the morning and return in the afternoon, there are buses that go every... More 

Thank Jeljeza

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