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19 Reasons why social distancing is Best in Bocas del Toro

19 Reasons why social distancing is Best in Bocas del Toro

January 21, 2021

Reason #1…

Isla Zapatilla drone shot with blue water and coral reef from brett henninger for the bocas del toro blog.

It’s looking like 2021 will be another tough year for travel and that means hard times for the people of Bocas del Toro. The good news is that the coronavirus still remains largely under control in the Bocas islands, with the usual reports coming in at under 20 active cases. So, if you are looking for a safe place to social distance to in 2021, Bocas del Toro might just be it!

We put together this list of our favorite pictures of Bocas del Toro from the photographers who shoot it the best. We hope you enjoy these images and that they help inspire you to travel/ social distance to Bocas del Toro sometime soon! And if you like what you see, please share!

@brett.hen knows how to shoot Bocas del Toro!

@brett.hen with one of our all-time favorite pictures. Here is Isla Zapatilla from above, where you can social distance with your group on a deserted island!

It’s no surprise that the Zapatilla Islands make for great drone shots! And if you are wondering where everyone is… these pictures were actually taken before the pandemic – imagine how empty the islands are now! sees Bocas del Toro in different shades. captures the culture and character of Bocas Town on Isla Colón, during one of the many parades that occur throughout the year.

Playa Estrella (Starfish Beach) is another great place to practice social distancing.

A jungle hike to Red Frog Beach is filled with surprises, like these strawberry poison dart frogs!

@bocasdeltoroproductions is One of Bocas del Toro’s Favorite Resident Drone Photographers

Here he captures the “unofficial flag of Bocas,” without a single human in the frame.

One of the most beautiful corners of the archipelago: Bird Island is a tropical bird sanctuary and nesting ground. We say it is about as close to Jurassic Park as you can get in real life…

“The sky is blue and the sea is green, in our yellow submarine!”

Escudo de Veraguas, made famous in the opening scene of Planet Earth 2, is home of the Pygmy Three-Toed Sloth and some of the most breathtaking places to social distance in.

The pygmy 3 toed sloth:

Bocas’ favorite mangrove island: OM.

@g4bfloyd is a Master at Photographing the Bocas Lifestyle

The unique style of life in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro is not easily summed up with words. @g4bfloyd does a great job of explaining it with his camera.

Pipa fria…

Swipe right…

Bocas Town and beyond…

@klitin19 Captures the Beauty of Our World-Class Surf

The one they refer to as “The Beast.”

Swell of the decade…

@positravelty is Bocas’ Favorite Travel Couple.

Here they demonstrate the proper 6 feet/ 2 meters social distancing technique…

They say that in Bocas del Toro, you are more likely to be hit on the head by a falling coconut than to catch COVID-19…

That concludes our article! Be sure to give these accounts a follow for some more Bocas del Toro travel inspiration!

Stay in an overwater bungalow in Bocas del Toro when you visit!