If you’ve been craving an exotic and exciting travel destination, Boca Chica is a great choice to consider. This small fishing village is a remote and welcoming paradise filled with lots of fun things to do and experiences to have.

Here’s an overview of what to do in Boca Chica to help you plan your next Central American getaway.

Where Is Boca Chica?

Boca Chica is a fishing village along the central Pacific coast of Panama. As a geographic frame of reference, it is north of Isla Montuosa and Hannibal Bank. Also, it is not far from the Costa Rican border and roughly between David and Tolé.

The Vibe of Boca Chica

People love traveling to Boca Chica because it is off the beaten path and a unique place that you can truly discover for yourself. It’s a common home base for visiting Gulf of Chiriquí National Park and other islands in this region too.

Boca Chica has a “hidden gem” vibe that is rare to find these days with increased travel accessibility and more tourists seeking out remote getaways. But here in Boca Chica, you can still find a sense of peace, tranquility, and adventure on your own or with your favorite travel companions.

Activities in Boca Chica

Our favorite thing to do in this part of the Gulf of Chiriquí is sport fishing because of how amazing the catches and conditions are out here. But catching fish certainly isn’t the only thing to keep you busy and entertained on your vacation.

Water sports are popular in Boca Chica, such as snorkeling, diving, sailing, and kayaking. This is a relaxing place to go swimming and hang out on the beach for some relaxing island time. It is also a great foodie destination that is known for delicious seafood and traditional Panamanian specialties.

Wildlife watching is another popular activity in Boca Chica, which offers opportunities to see pelicans, peregrine falcons, egrets, and migratory birds. It’s fun to take a boat tour to see the wildlife and let someone else navigate your travel itinerary while you soak up the beautiful scenery. Take a tour of the Gulf of Chiriquí Marine Park to see the coral reefs and white beaches with palm trees. Specialty tours can last anywhere from an hour to a full day. It’s also fun to head out to Boca Brava for a day trip, which is easily accessible from Boca Chica and has some trails, beaches, and hotels.

Where to Stay in Boca Chica

Accommodations are limited in Boca Chica, so it’s best to book a place to stay overnight before your trip. Our sport fishing lodge offers local accommodations and is inside the national marine park in an off-grid, tropical paradise location. The lodge is just a 30-minute boat ride from Boca Chica so you can be close to the village and the best offshore fishing action at the same time. Take a virtual tour of our property to see why it’s so special!

Reservations are filling up fast, so book your stay with us today!