Zapatilla Island Keys is an orchard of vegetation and a paradise of animal diversity. They are two small islands which have been declared a National Park and are shaped like a slipper with fine white sands and coconut palms. This delicate ecosystem is of great importance for the spawning of sea turtles.
The island is located south of Bocas del Toro; the boats approach the beach at its Northern end and leave tourists a few meters from the shore. There is no pier, so we get wet but the warm waters of the Caribbean invite you to soak your feet. Of the two islands only the large one is visited, the small one is protected for its better conservation.
You can enjoy its white sandy beaches after a fantastic 45 minute tour through the “Forest path behind the reef” where you can see a garden with tropical trees, a well, the tree that never dies and a coconut plantation.
In these islands the green, hawksbill, loggerhead and leatherback turtles use their beaches to nest.
On the island there are no tourist services; the only inhabitants are the park rangers and the residents in a scientific station and we must also take our trash with us when we leave.
After a few hours frolicking on the beach, enjoying the waters or exploring the thick forest, it’s time to return to Coral Key to eat.
- Frequency: Daily
- Duration: 6 hours
- Departure: 8:00am
- What to bring: Camera, Sunglasses, Lightweight and comfortable clothing, Hat or cap, Water resistant walking shoes, Swimsuit and towel, Sunscreen, Rain cap, Insect repellent, Money in small denominations if you are interested in buying memories.