:: Zapatilla Key
From Eclypse de Mar Acqua-Lodge, a forty-minute boat ride through Bastimentos National Marine Park takes you to Zapatilla Key. Panama's first marine park established in 1988, conserves marine and coastal ecosystems including wetlands, mangroves, coral reefs, white-sand beaches and more than 200 species of tropical fish. The tiny but beautiful gems of the archipelago are the Zapatillas keys, (where the film “Survivor” was shot) are located within the limits of the Bastimentos National Marine Park.
The calm ocean waters in this area are extremely clear and the marine life is wonderful.
Dolphins and mantas usually surprise the tourist during the boat ride.
Amazing plentiful coral reefs make snorkeling near these beautiful islands simply a fascinating experience. Every year thousands of marine turtles return instinctively to these protected beaches to lay their eggs. Here you can also see many species of tiny dart frogs, iguanas, a wide variety of birds and two different kinds of sloths.
We recommend you to bring your own water. A good restaurant is found on the way back. (*) Beach towells are not provided.