A boat full of people drives toward the Bocas Inn, situated on the water's edge, a family lodge in Bocas del Toro Panama
An island archipelago in calm water at Bocas del Toro, Panama, near Bocas Inn
A thatch-roof hut is built on the edge of clear tropical water at Bocas Inn, in Panama
Chairs on a covered, open-air porch face the railing and the water at Bocas Inn at Bocas del Toro in Panama
Orange star fish are in the sand under glimmering, clear water near Bocas Inn, a family hotel in Panama
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Bocas Inn

The Bocas Inn is a charming family lodge located on the water’s edge of Colon Island in the town of Bocas del Toro, only five minutes from the Bocas airport and within walking distance of local restaurants, souvenir shops, bars and parks. The Caribbean atmosphere is convivial and the food renowned, making Bocas Inn a unique and memorable stopover.

Bocas Inn Review

AdventureSmith Explorations’ Bocas Inn review includes a detailed description and photo gallery. Our adventure travel experts can help compare the Bocas Inn with other Panama land adventure lodges. 

Bocas Inn was listed among the top 20 destinations in Mexico and Central America by Outside Magazine’s Travelers edition. Choose Bocas Inn for its location, which is far away from the busy core of Bocas town. While the accommodations are simple, the location is five-star with relaxing features like solar-powered showers, friendly staff, incredible meals and a balcony with hammock and chairs overlooking the beautiful Caribbean water.

Dining at Bocas Inn

Spectacular local food specialties make the Bocas Inn a favorite among visitors to this Caribbean destination. The dining room, lounge and bar are located on the main floor with an open-air Caribbean feel and water lapping rocks just under the deck.  

Amenities at Bocas Inn

Common areas at Bocas Inn include a reception area with free WiFi, an open-air dining hall, sun deck and a balcony with a hammock and chairs. Daily tours are available from the lodge and cold beers and tropical drinks are always present at the Akee Bar.

Activities at Bocas Inn

Optional tours can be arranged from Bocas Inn. Take a skiff tour with a Caribbean boatman guide to the outer islands and learn about the life cycle of mangroves, see the blooming treetops and spot animals like caiman, birds, crabs and more. Snorkel near mangroves in search of fish and see how these massive mangrove trees anchor islands to the seafloor. The Bocas Inn lodge manager is available for consults and tour bookings in the reception area.

Guides at Bocas Inn

A highlight of staying at the Bocas Inn is the personal attention of the staff. Feel like a friend in their home rather than guests at an inn. Share smiles and stories of life in Bocas and perhaps feel a genuine connection to the people and the places of Bocas del Toro. 

Accommodations at Bocas Inn

Seven comfortable air-conditioned bedrooms each have a private bathroom with hot water heated by solar energy, two double beds and daily room cleaning service.

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