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Bocas del Toro, a cluster of islands on the northwestern coast of Panama, is an up and coming beach area for tourists. Forbes Travel Guide editors recommend it for its natural beauty, pristine Caribbean beaches and reasonable prices. The province borders Costa Rica and is often used as a crossing for both countries. Bocas del Toro is part of the Bocas del Toro Archipelago, and the most developed and popular island is Isla Colon. However, if you’re looking for more seclusion, you can stay on some of the smaller surrounding islands just a short taxi ride away from the mainland. Snorkelers and divers will want to visit the national marine park located on the island of Bastimentos for a chance to experience the gorgeous, pristine Montastraea Reef.