Other Wonders of Bocas del Toro: Escudo de Veraguas and Cave of Bats

4 Days - Escudo de Veraguas is a magical place, a completely virgin island, which is home to numerous species that we cannot find anywhere, such as the three-toed pygmy sloth. Come discover this paradise painted freehand with the most beautiful blues.

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Day 1

A representative from Nativa Tours will pick you up at your hotel and take you to Marcos A. Gelabert domestic airport for your flight to Bocas del Toro.

Upon arrival in Isla Colon – Bocas del Toro, you will stay at the Swan’s Cay Hotel. 

Free day to visit the island.

Day 2

At 6h00 they will depart for the Escudo de Veraguas Island.

Escudo de Veraguas is the name of a secluded island of Panama of only 3 km², located in the Caribbean Sea; Although its name could indicate that it belongs to the province of Veraguas, in reality it belongs to the Bocas del Toro province and is located about 20 miles from the Gulf of Los Mosquitos.

It is far enough from other islands and from the mainland to have a development of a number of species and subspecies that are only found on this island, such as the subspecies of the Passeriform Cuillidorado bird (Manacus vitellinus amitinus), the Salamander (Oedipina maritime ) and the three-toed pygmy sloth (Bradypus pygmaeus), which is in danger of extinction.

You will navigate the East of the province, making a tour of the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, passing through the Islands: Solarte, Bastimento, as well as Cayo Coral and the Bastimento Marine Park. Then crossing the coast of the Gnöbe-Bugle Region until you reach Escudo de Veraguas, an isolated island from the mainland, about 20 km away. This tour takes us around 2 hours, depending on the weather conditions (climate).

This island is protected by the Damani Guariviara Wetland of International Importance (Ramsar Site).

Upon reaching the island, you will come across the beautiful turquoise waters, which are the beauty of the island. Then, they will continue around the island, making several stops at specific points such as the Cathedral of the island, in this area they will have breakfast.

After a break, they will continue with a snorkel to get to know the different species of fish, lobsters and snails. There will be a boat tour to go in search of the pygmy sloth, endemic to the island. As well as the birds that can be found there.

At the end of the tour on the island, they will have lunch on the beach.

You will enjoy the beach, and then start your return to Isla Colon around 14h00, with a journey of around 2 hours.

It includes

Round trip water transport

Snorkeling equipment


Water and soft drinks

Not include:


Life insurance

Alcoholic drinks



Day 3

After breakfast, you will depart for Bahía Honda and its Cueva de Murcielagos. You will be picked up from your hotel at around 9:30 am for a new adventure.

Bahía Honda is a bay located on the south side of Isla Bastimentos in Bocas del Toro. Here you will find an extensive cave that can be explored near the coast, and a small Ngöbe community that welcomes visitors.

You will take a boat to start your day snorkeling at Punta Hospital, on Isla Solarte. It will continue towards Isla Bastimentos, to try to see the dolphins of Bahía Honda. The walk will continue through the mangroves, where you can see sloths, alligators and different species of birds.

Upon arrival near the Bat Caves, you will meet a site guide, who will take you after a 20 minute walk through the jungle towards the entrance to the caves, you will be able to observe the lazy red frogs (Dendrobates pumilo) and monkeys on the way. Access to the cave is easy.

The bat cave is a little-known natural place that is home to a variety of animals, including bats, giant spiders, and many aquatic creatures that live in its groundwater. Stalactites hang from the ceiling, and in some parts, water can easily get below your navel. It is a very exciting and unusual experience.

You will visit the cave where you can see various species of bats on the roofs and explore the cave until you reach a small natural pool.

Back in the Ngöbe Community you will enjoy the explanation of its culture and crafts and enjoy a local lunch. This community is a model of low impact cultural and ecological tourism.

It includes

Round trip water transfer

Entrance to the reserve

Site guide

Necessary equipment (snorkeling and caves)

Water and other drinks (beer and soda)


Not include

Alcoholic drinks



It is recommended to bring

Water shoes


Hat or cap

Change clothes

Duration of about 6 to 8 hours

Day 4

You will have the morning free to explore the surroundings and at the end of the afternoon you will take your flight back to Panama City.

Upon arrival, the Nativa Tours representative will take you to your hotel.


  • Round trip transport

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