Playa Estrella, Bocas del Toro, Panama


Hunting for Starfish on Playa Estrella!

Playa Estrella or Starfish Beach for you English speaking folks is just that….a beautiful beach with starfish!  Rumor has it that just a few years ago you could barely walk through the waters without stepping on starfish.  Now, you have to search for them but they are there.  Ask any of the folks working on the island and they will point you in the right direction.

Starfish Beach is a place to plan to spend a day.  There are a couple open air restaurants that serve fish plates starting at around $12 and will serve you lobster for closer to $30.  There is a bar as well that serves beer and pina coladas.  Floats, aqua bikes and kayaks are all available for rental, most at a discounted rate if you order lunch or a drink.

My friend and I spent all day at Play Estrella.  Soaking in the sun and swimming in the crystal blue waters it truly is a great place to waste a day.  It’s also a super place for those of you traveling with children as there is a wide shallow shore and the water is very calm.

On the way out to Playa Estrella from Isla Colon make sure your boat captain swings you by Bird Island.  It’s on the way and quite a site to see!

Happy swimming!