The small, Caribbean-flavored town of Bocas del Toro, Panama, 175 mi/280 km west of Panama City, has a unique, laid-back charm that makes it the country's most colorful and off-beat destination. Most of the residents are descended from Afro-Caribbean laborers who settled here more than a century ago, and their lilting patois speech, zesty Caribbean cuisine, and preference for bright colors combine to make Bocas del Toro a fascinating cultural experience. Until recently it was primarily popular w... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide.
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