Bocas del Toro Archipelago

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Bocas del Toro Archipelago
Native name:
Archipiéplago de Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro is located in Panama
Bocas del Toro
Bocas del Toro
Location of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago in Panama
Coordinates9°15′42″N 82°09′05″W / 9.261752°N 82.151281°W / 9.261752; -82.151281 (Bocas del Toro Archipelago)Coordinates: 9°15′42″N 82°09′05″W / 9.261752°N 82.151281°W / 9.261752; -82.151281 (Bocas del Toro Archipelago)
Area250 km2 (97 sq mi)
ProvinceBocas del Toro Province
DistrictBocas del Toro
Largest settlementBocas Town
Population13,000 (2012)
Pop. density24.85 /km2 (64.36 /sq mi)

The Bocas del Toro Archipelago is a group of islands in the Caribbean Sea in the northwest of Panama. The archipelago separates Almirante Bay and Chiriquí Lagoon from the open Caribbean Sea. The archipelago is part of the Bocas del Toro District which is part of Bocas del Toro Province. The major city is Bocas del Toro, also called Bocas Town, on Isla Colón. The islands are accessible by water taxis and private boats. Isla Colón is accessible by airplanes, ferries, private boats, and water taxis. Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport, located just west of Bocas Town, provides air transportation to and from the islands. Ferries serve Bocas Town from Almirante, Changuinola, and Chiriquí Grande.


The area of the archipelago is 250 km2 (97 square miles) which is about 60% of the districts area, and the population about 13000, which is 75% of the district's population.


Islands in the Archipelago include:

The archipelago also includes 50 cays and some 200 tiny islets.[1]

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  1. ^ "Bocas del Toro, Panama". Bocas del Retrieved 17 March 2011.