Welcome to Starfish Beach – Boca del Drago.
One of the most popular beaches on the Main island of Bocas del Toro. This wonderful beach is ideal for families due to the calm waters as it faces the mainland and not the open ocean. The water are calm for almost the entire year with the execption of during November and December when the waves can increase quite a bit.
Popular due to the selection of starfish that call this beach home, it’s important to remember not to pick the starfish out of the water as this kills them, so remember to take your snorkeling gear with you to really enjoy them in their own environment.
Getting There:- By Bus…
To get to starfish beach, you can collect the ‘Bocas del Drago’ bus from the park in town. The bus leaves town on the even hour, so 6,8,10,12,2,4,6 and returns on the odd hour whith 5pm being the last bus back. Tickets on the bus are $5 return and the trip takes around 30-40 minutes.
You can also collect a taxi to the north end of the island which costs in the region of $30 for the taxi and can take up to 4 people.
By Water Taxi…
Prefer a water taxi to take you all the way to the beach, consider making use of a private all day taxi. As our guests, we’d be happy to arrange one for you.
Once in Boca del Drago, it’s a short 10-15 minute walk along the beach to Starfish beach itself. Drago has a few quaint local restaurants where you can find some lunch or cold drinks.