red frog beach, bocas del toro, panama
Red Frog Beach, whose name derives from the small, poisonous red dart-frogs that inhabit the area, is one of three beaches that stretch along Bastimentos’ northern coast. It is sandwiched between Wizard Beach to the west and Polo Beach to the east. Red Frog is Bocas’ most popular beach and accessed via a short trail that originates from the island’s leeward side; you can access the beach on the windward side by boat between September–October when the sea is calmer.
Poison dart frogs can be found on many different islands and come in several colors, including red, orange, yellow, and blue. The color of their skin is very saturated, as depicted in these photos. Often, you’ll see frogs exhibiting multiple colors, or different shades of the same color. Despite the variation in their coloration, they are all the same size, measuring between .75" and 1.5" in length.