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Azul Paradise Hotel & Resort is one of the most sought after experiences in Bocas del Toro, Panama. It is not just a place to sleep while you are on vacation – it’s your dream place to immerse into the atmosphere of relaxation, freedom and adventure. The hotel has 2 locations. One is the heart of Bocas Town for those who need to be connected and want to enjoy the nightlife and choice of 3 restaurants.  

The second location is on a remote side of the island over 45 minutes by boat. This secluded gem offers guests the ability to submerge themselves in nature. The Wifi is weak, but the experience is unforgettable. This is the perfect location for those wanting to get away from reality. This is an adventure vacation that you will never forget – eco-luxury hotel rooms, great services, amazing restaurants and, of course, the best hotel team that strive to make you feel like family.

Deluxe Over-Water Bungalows

Are single rooms with king sized beds and large private decks. There’s a private bathroom, Air-conditioning, Flat Screen TV and 180 degree glorious view of the Caribbean.


Boutique Hotel Rooms in town:

Ocean View Suites (3)

City View Suites (3)

Reach new heights on your trip to Bocas Del Toro in the luxury top floor penthouse suite.

The multi-view suite boasts vibrant city views alongside the everlasting blue Caribbean Sea. Make every day of your stay one to remember from the moment you wake with the rising sun, to the moment your day ends under the sparkling sky.Enjoy space for the entire family by adding on an additional connecting suite unprecedented style and the true meaning of island luxury. Suites come with:

Free Wifi

City View

Air-Conditioned

Luxury “Blue Light” Rain Shower

Digital Safe

Soaking Tub

Flat Screen TV

Office Desk

Balcony with City View

Luxury King Mattress

Beach Villas

The resort also manages 4 beach villas with full kitchens and multiple bedrooms to sleep up to 8 people.

Escape & Unplug

Azul Paradise is THE leading hotel in the region and is perfect for those seeking the modest charm of beach life with stunning vistas straight out of Castaway. One of the amenities at this Eco-resort is a yoga terrace directly overlooking the Caribbean Sea. Let the palm tree shadows caress your face as you lie in a hammock: book, fan or cocktail in hand. There are tours and activities you may book directly with us, if you are capable of peeling yourself away from said hammock, that is. Take surf lessons, rent a boat for the day or consider a day trip to Sloth Island or Dolphin Bay- the names have quite a ring to them, don’t they?

Some places are so indisputably incredible, so devastatingly dazzling that phenomenal effort would be required NOT to be enchanted by them. Azul is one such spot. It is impossible to resist Azul Paradise’s charm, luring you in with promises of alfresco lunches in our Tiki Bar, ample white seashells dotted along with every look and corner, feasting on all the fruits of the sea; kayaking, pedalos, paddle boarding, and fresh seafood. Every bungalow has a glass floor for coral reef viewing (just like you dreamed about) and king size beds to recuperate after a hard day’s laze. At this luxury over-the-water-bungalow resort, the ocean is at your fingertips in every sense of the word.

 

Things to do:

Boat Excursions:

Get whisked away into peace and seclusion. Your captain will take you on a tranquil day out where the white sand stretches as far as the eye can see on the Zapatilla Cays. These islands are one of Bocas del Toro’s number one tourist destinations. The cays are part of Bastimentos National Park and are a protected nature preserve for sea turtle breeding. It’s truly unspoiled and there is no tourist infrastructure. No restaurants, no shops, just endless beaches of powdery white sand and transparent water. It’s impossible to take a bad photo here.

Get Lost

Don’t Forget the Sunscreen – Starfish Beach & Bird Island

The adventure begins with a trip to Starfish Beach (Playa Estrella) and Bird Island 

(Isla Pajaros) to observe a wide variety of marine life and birds that migrate to the region each year. Bird Island is a stunning rock formation right in the middle of the sea and a tropical bird sanctuary. The views will consist of the mainland coast and the mountainous regions of Panama serving as the perfect picture backdrop. Then, you’ll venture to the paradisiacal Star Fish Beach for swimming, snorkeling and there’ll be time to grab a cold beverage and lunch at a local beachside tiki.

Save the Stars – Starfish Beach 

At Starfish Beach (Playa Estrella), the Caribbean waters are perfect for swimming and snorkeling; however, this beach is home to a variety of different sea stars that live near the shore’s edge. These echinoderms trickled at the bottom of the ocean are a pleasing sight, but they are best left untouched and therefore, unharmed. Starfish can only breathe underwater so we ask that you admire them from a distance and do not touch, pick them up or remove them from the water. Starfish are extremely fragile and can get hurt by even the slightest touch from human hands which might also have bacteria that kills them. They contribute to the beauty of the ocean; please let them rest in their natural habitat.

Island Hopping… Black Magic – The Floating Bar – Blue Coconut 

Black Magic Pirates of the Caribbean comes to life on this pirate ship-turned party vessel. Sail during the day or under the moonlight. Either way, you’ll be telling your friends back home about this treasured experience. When next will you be able to say you cruised the Caribbean Sea on an actual pirate ship?

The Floating Bar A floating taco bar. Mangroves. An upper sun deck. Noodles for swimming. The Floating Bar has it all. Open during Bocas’ high season, this is an otherworldly spot to spent the day eating tacos, jumping off platforms, and as the name suggests – floating around.

Blue Coconut  Lay in the ocean hammocks, snorkel, feast on seafood or sip on cocktails at the Blue Coconut on Isla Solarte. This is one of Bocas’ quieter islands and Blue Coconut is a blissful spot to spend the day. We’ll take a scenic water ride to get to this bar and restaurant hut that’s right on the water with nothing but blue ocean and mangroves for neighbors.

A Giant Aquarium …

Grab some snorkeling gear, jump into the warm water and enter an electric-colored world beneath the water’s surface. The Caribbean waters surrounding Bocas del Toro are alive with bright coral reefs. At Coral Cay, it is said that the wonderful colors look like someone painted the seafloor. This part of the Archipelago is a protected marine sanctuary. The crystal clear blue waters are home to an array of marine life that flourishes in the coral reefs. 

Whatever your underwater fantasy, Bocas del Toro has it all. 

Sloth & Mangroves

Glide through the crystal clear blue waters to an island surrounded by mangroves. The trick is finding the dozens of sleepy sloths that call this island home. Some days you’ll see them bathing in the sea, other days they’ll be high up on branches. Your captain will slowly coast around the island and help you spot them in their natural surroundings.


Dolphin Bay

Dolphin Bay: The calm waters of the archipelago are home to a semi-permanent population of Bottlenose dolphins. These waters host plenty of small fish, crustaceans, jellyfish and squid, which creates the perfect feeding ground for pods of dolphins. Take a tour to Dolphin Bay (Bahia de Los Delfines) to watch the dolphins getting along swimmingly and put on one of nature’s best shows – all from a safe distance.

Turtle Hatching

Looking to cross a once-in-a-lifetime adventure off your bucket list? Schedule your trip to Bocas between September and the middle of November and we’ll take you to an uninhabited island where we guard the babies to ensure they make it to the sea safely.

Deep-Sea Fishing 

Open Water …Deep-Sea Fishing Fun  Bocas del Toro is one of the most beautiful unchartered fishing locations in Panama. Panama actually means “an abundance of fish” and the Bocas del Toro Archipelago is made up of 68 islands and cays where you can fish on the open seas for Snapper, Barracuda, and Jacks year-round. Trips can be customized according to your preferences and you’ll be taken to the best spots. Prepare for an unforgettable experience.  

Monkey Island

Monkey Island…On this educational tour, you’ll meet the resident monkeys on a remote tropical paradise. Learn about the various species, their habits, preferences and personalities. It’s not every day you get the chance to get up close and personal with these fascinating creatures in the middle of the Caribbean. The ride out to this unique island is equally stunning.

Chocolate Farm

Organic Chocolate Trail… Chocolate Farm  Enjoy an educational hike through the rainforest. Journey through over 30 acres of jungle and farmland with the possibility of seeing howler monkeys, toucans, sloths, and poisonous dart frogs. This botanical landscape is a haven for butterflies and other tropical insects. While here, you’ll learn how local cacao is grown sustainably, dried, roasted, and turned into 100% organic chocolate and nibs. 

Rest and Relaxation… Sand and Sun 

Bocas del Toro is just one of those places people have trouble leaving. There are lots of quiet spots to stare at the deep blue sea and our sunsets could win beauty pageants. Find peace between the palm-lined streets and postcard-worthy beaches. Let’s face it; life looks pretty good when you’re in paradise. or party it up on the Island Pub Crawl …

ZipLine Tours & ATV Rentals…

Jungle Roads and a Blue Lagoon included in the adventure of ATV rentals with Skullys.