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San Blas or Bocos del Toro in Panama

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1. Posted by rhbphoto (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Considering Panama and only have 10 or so days. If you had to choose would you go to the San Blas Is or Bocos del Toro. In the same breath how about Boquete or Gamboa.

Cheers,
RB

2. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 5y

San Blas. Bocas is actually nothing great as a town, and the scuba diving is average at best. The San Blas Islands are ARE the Caribbean. When you think of Caribbean Islands you are thinking of the San Blas....At the end of the day, though. It's about what you want to do. There is more partying at Bocas...But that ain't my bag, really.

GLOT
D

3. Posted by rhbphoto (Budding Member 7 posts) 5y

Thanks. My wife and I have put the partying behind us and are looking for peace and quiet and nature. Quality over quantity.

RB

4. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 5y

Then defiinitely the San Blas islands. You will love them.

5. Posted by kichikacha (Respected Member 328 posts) 5y

San Blas for sure, unless you are on a limited budget. Bocas del Toro also has some amazing carribean beaches but San Blas rules in terms of natural beauty.

Also very beautiful beaches at the border with Colombia - near Puerto Obaldia.

6. Posted by Piecar (Travel Guru 894 posts) 5y

I agree with Puerto Obaldia. You can actually cruise through the San Blas to Colombia, which is a country I love, love love.