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Hotel Playa Tortuga

A serene escape in Bocas del Toro archipelago

A mid size resort in Bocas del Toro, ideal for marine adventures

Nestled on Columbus Island in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, Hotel Playa Tortuga offers a serene escape for those seeking relaxation, island exploration, and immersion in nature.

Rooms: The resort features 117 well-appointed rooms, all equipped with modern amenities such as a mini-bar, cable television, air-conditioning, safe, and balcony views. Suites additionally offer a spacious living room.

Facilities: Guests can indulge in resort facilities like a private beachfront pier, a sea-view swimming pool, a children's pool, a fitness centre, and a private massage area. Naguas Restaurant beckons with a menu of international and local cuisine, while Bar Baula, located at the tip of the pier, is the perfect spot for a relaxing happy hour.

Beyond the resort, Bocas del Toro beckons with a range of activities, including snorkelling in vibrant reefs, dolphin watching, fishing expeditions, and visits to the enchanting Bird Island, Popa Island, or Bastimentos Island.

Sustainability - Hotel Playa Tortuga proudly holds the prestigious Blue Flag award with 3 stars, signifying its commitment to sustainable development and environmental excellence. The Blue Flag, an international Eco-Label program, imposes strict criteria focusing on water quality and environmental education at beaches and in Panama, this program is overseen by the Government. Hotel Playa Tortuga's is dedicated to eco-friendly practices and maintaining high environmental standards.

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January

January is part of the dry season, offering pleasant temperatures and ideal beach weather on both coasts. Go snorkelling and diving in Bocas del Toro or explore Panama City's festivals and vibrant nightlife.

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February

Dry season continues, perfect for wildlife spotting in national parks like Soberania. Participate in Carnaval celebrations four days before Ash Wednesday, with colourful parades, music, and “mojaderos” that will spray the crowds with water.

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March

Dry season persists, making it a great time for hiking and exploring volcanic landscapes. Head to Azuero Peninsula for Semana Santa celebrations.

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April

Dry season nears its end, but pleasant weather lingers. Witness sea turtles nesting in Bocas del Toro and Coiba National Park.

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May

Transition to the rainy season begins, with lush landscapes and fewer tourists. For a unique cultural experience try the Foundation Day celebrations in the province of Chiriquí.

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June

Rainy season intensifies, but showers are often short-lived. Visit the San Blas Islands for clear waters and fascinating indigenous culture in a land that entirely governed and managed by the Kuna people.

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July

Rainy season in full swing, ideal for river rafting adventures in Chiriquí. Explore the Embera villages in the Darien Gap and learn about one of Panama’s incredible indigenous cultures.

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August

Rainy season continues, but there’s plenty of adventure to be had. Discover the Panama Canal's engineering marvel and learn about its history. Explore the lush rainforests, teeming with unique wildlife.

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September

Rainy season persists, offering excellent surf conditions on the Pacific coast. Head to Guararé for the Festival de la Mejorana, dedicated to preserving and celebrating all the diverse forms of Panamanian folklore.

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October

Rainy season begins to ease up but not entirely, making it a good time to take in the stunning natural beauty of the country by exploring rainforests and national parks like Soberania and Darien. Experience eco-tours and birdwatching amidst lush landscapes.

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November

Transition to the dry season begins, with less rain and more sun. Enjoy the splendour of magnificent whales breaching the ocean in the Gulf of Chiriquí.

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December

Dry season officially starts, perfect for beach vacations and exploring the Pearl Islands. Visit Bocas Del Toro, San Blas or Santa Catalina. Embrace the festive spirit during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

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