Bocas del Toro and BBP project

Bocas del Toro, Panama

Located just south of Costa Rica on the Caribbean coast of Panama is the archipelago of Bocas del Toro. Burn Brae Plantation is blessed to be located in such a stunning place. Considered the ‘Galapagos of the Caribbean’, Bocas del Toro is one of the most biologically diverse places on Earth and is home to many environmental organizations such as the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and Hope Spot Bocas del Toro. Simply known as ‘Bocas’ this ecotourism destination has grown into one of Panama’s most popular places to visit as well has grown into a large expat community with people from all over the world moving here calling Bocas their new home. In Bocas, expect to find a relatively undeveloped landscape, and a friendly, laid-back vibe. Bocas is also home to the Ngäbe as well as Afro Antillean cultures.


What to do in Bocas del Toro

Bocas del Toro Surfing


Bocas del Toro is home to some of Central Americas best waves. Everything from beginners to advanced Bocas has it all, some are just a few minutes from BBP.

Bocas del Toro Diving

Diving & Snorkeling

With 95% of the Caribbean coral species found in Bocas, you can expect to see nurse sharks, stingrays and many species of crab and lobster.

Bocas del Toro Horseback Riding

Horseback Riding

We have horses available to go check out the surrounding area. Ride around the trails or to the beach and discover the magic of Bocas by horseback.

Carenero Restaurant

Dining & Nightlife

Bocas is home to a wide variety of restaurants both local and international. And if you’re looking for a night out Bocas has that too.

Bocas del Toro Wildlife

Bocas del Toro Wildlife

Just inside the BBP property there is already so many to see and do. Go out and take a hike and discover sloths, monkeys, oropendolas and much more.

Kayak Bocas del Toro


Matumbal Reserve is just behind BBP and is a great place to explore by kayak, check out the mangrove channels and snorkel the surrounding area.

Bocas del Toro attractions

Isla Colon

Isla Colon is home to the capital city and only wooden capital in Panama- Bocas Town. Other great attractions to check out are places such as Bluff Beach, one of Bocas’ most beautiful beaches; Starfish Beach, a peaceful bay with calm water perfect for swimming; Boca del Drago, a great spot to enjoy delicious seafood and great snorkeling; Bird Island, a bird sanctuary with amazing views.

Bocas Town

Isla Carenero

Isla Carenero is one of the smallest islands in the Bocas archipelago but also home to some of the best places to eat and some of the best surf too. A great place to learn how to surf and to catch some of the most funnest tubes in Bocas, Isla Carenero also has lovely white sand beaches and great places to lounge around and enjoy island vibes.

Isla Carenero

Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos is one of the largest islands in Panama and home to the National Marine Park of Isla Bastimentos, the first marine park in Panama. Basti also has some of the most beautiful beaches in the archipelagos some worth a mention would be: Wizard Beach, Red Frog Beach, Polo Beach and Punta Vieja. Other attractions you shouldn’t miss is the Nividia Bat Cave and Old Bank (the only ‘town’ on Isla Bastimentos).

Isla Bastimentos

Cayos Zapatillas

One of the most stunning places in the Bocas archipelago, the Cayos Zapatillas are two islands located just outside Isla Bastimentos. These two cays have no hotels or places to eat. One of the most popular ways to visit is on a day boat tour. This is a place you shouldn’t miss out on.

Cayos Zapatillas

Burn Brae Plantation

In 2006, we arrived in Bocas del Toro (Isla Colon), Panama to find a little piece in paradise. After a few trips to here, we chose 22 acres in the area called the “Y”. This was halfway out to the main beaches from town. We fell in love with this centralized location for it’s lush land and rolling foothills in a convenient and accessible area (back then this was the end of the paved road going to the beach and all the utilities).

Today, we have grown to over 50 acres and have made natural improvements to the property. We placed our roads with the flow of the land and around the important trees to keep the properties natural and ecologic feel intact. Managing and cleaning a large property is a lot of work. Our plan is to have others join us in Burn Brae Plantation. We now offer a vacation rental, properties for sale to good neighbors with common interest of a sustainable neighborhood, water slide for events, horse back riding, walking trails, and lots more. We also have a marina for residence and are planning to organize a community garden for all the owners to share in what our climate can produce.

We are excited how far we have come and what has transpired over the years. Come join us! Visit, rent, play, explore, or buy titled land. For more information, contact us: bbpbocas@gmail.com

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