Bocas del Toro’s location on the Caribbean Sea and shared border with Costa Rica make Bocas del Toro the perfect spot for water activities, chocolate tasting, and hiking. Pristine Caribbean waters, mangrove islands and large reef beds make it a top destination for ocean sport enthusiasts and sea life lovers. Bocas Del Toro Activities are always an adventure, being a province that has roughly 9 months of rain per year, hikes can be muddy and a bit slippery at times, but well worth the views you will have once you reach the higher peaks of Bocas del Toro of the entire archipelago and its lush green surroundings. Bocas is one of the only provinces in Panama where one can see cacao farms. Oreba Cacao tour is one of the highlights of Bocas Del Toro activities because visitors are able to see the entire process, bean to bar, of how cacao is turned into chocolate. Bocas is also one of the top surfing destinations in Latin America, many times a year you will witness world class surfers flying into town to catch the amazing waves that this part of the Caribbean boasts.
Bocas del Toro is home to several indigenous groups, but most prominently the Ngabe Bugle, who make up a large percentage of the province. Bocas Ngabe Bugle communities have stilted thatched roof houses and a traditional cuisine heavily influenced by afro-caribbean culture which came with the presence of Chiquita Banana in the region and workers that were brought in from various Caribbean Islands. If you love coconut, fresh fish and tropical fruits, this is your place. Bocas Del Toro activities include visiting some of these Ngabe villages and seeing the culture and traditions of the Ngabe Bugle people. You may also pick up some of the local languages of Ngaberi or Guari Guari which are the primary languages of the province or keep your eye out for one of the hand made chakaras or woven bags made by the Ngabe women.
Bocas Del Toro Activities through Keteka provide a unique experience to see parts of the province that fall off the beaten path. There is so much culture and natural beauty to be explored in Bocas Del Toro. Keteka tours take you to those communities, allows you to learn about the culture and get a glimpse of what life is like in this little caribbean province. Keteka provides opportunities that most tourist wouldn’t see through the traditional tours offered and help to paint the full picture of how diverse, and environmentally rich this area is.