zapatilla cays, islas zapatilla, bocas del toro, panama
A 1.5-hour boat ride from Bocas town, through the Bastimentos National Marine Park, takes you to Zapatilla Cays. Consisting of two small islands—carpeted with lush palm and coconut trees—Zapatilla Cays lie east of Bastimentos Island. In addition to having the area's most beautiful beaches, the surrounding water is ideal for swimming, snorkeling, and scuba diving. The southernmost island has one nature trail leading to its windward side. It's short and winds through a section comprised primarily of mangroves.