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“Clear Intentions go a long way!”
Review of Bocas Del Toro

Bocas Del Toro
Ranked #43 of 118 Restaurants in Isla Colon
Cuisines: American, Central American
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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

I read the reviews, was told by friends this was a must to visit, so we booked for 5 days, I think 2-3 days MAX. Very small area to navigate, variety of eating options, got bored fast. Spent evenings feeding street dogs and cats.
The business community and owners who live here need to communicate and make a plan to: Clean up this town of garbage everywhere, have feeding stations installed in the Main Street to feed dogs (where visitors can contribute food as well)
See pic.
The repair and clean up of each property, a bit of paint goes a long way...right now...it feels like the whole place has given up!
This affects your profit and reputation! Think about improvements and this could be an amazing place!
We found the shop keepers too aggressive, let people see the choices...after 1 day we stopped looking in shops and businesses because of this!
Limit the amount of garbage containers but most important...really limit the amount of plastics coming here. We will only return and recommend if changes occur. It is obvious these are issues here, as 1/2 the town has FOR SALE signs on...no one will buy here until changes happen.

Thank Corvid_12
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Reviewed 25 November 2017 via mobile

Beach - I get it ... The beaches here are great - Zapatilla is breath taking / Stafish Beach was beautiful/ Red Frog overrated / Caranera - don't go other than for BiBi Restaurant - the sand fleas are horrible . Its Bocas Town , I'm confused with ? - yes my opinion only . I have done quite a bit of traveling , Thailand , South America ,not my first rodeo in a under developed country - there are a few good restaurants ( Um , Indian restaurant is delicious, and the Chinese is good , a little slow on service ) but the rest of the town is filthy . Too bad most people use this as a base ... Garbage everywhere / dog crap on the main streets - for the prices you pay for things / it should be cleaner / taxis are great ( 1.00 ) for tourists - would I come back - probably not - there are amazing beaches in cleaner underdeveloped countries .

1  Thank kikki123
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Reviewed 14 July 2017 via mobile

We had high expectations because this tour is the most popular Viator one including sloth island (of BBC Planet Earth 2 fame) Starfish beach (Hollywood beach) and the Zapatillas Cays (two Virgin Islands) In fact it was quite a disappointment partly due to the cloudy and rainy weather but in the end the snorkeling was poor and there were very few sloth and starfish The tour says lunch included but what they mean is they take you to a place where you buy lunch! However this was the highlight for us with 2 lobsters for $30! Our tour only lasted 5 hours in all Disappointing after all the hype

Thank lawrencem261
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Reviewed 6 March 2017 via mobile

Great Caribbean feel with many cultures mixing with indigenous people in Bocas Town and throughout the province.

Thank richard s
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Nice little island town. Cool craft market, nice little restaurants. Feels pretty safe. Very hippie friendly- no judgement past, just an observation.

Thank Jonathan K
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