Not far from the Costa Rican border, 9 islands and hundreds of islets make up the Bocas del Toro archipelago that unfurl in the Caribbean Sea, in the far north-west of Panama. Among the main islands, you will love Colón, famous for the beauty of its wild, isolated beaches. Chef-lieu of the province of the same name, Bocas del Toro is the only town on the island. You will be won over by its typical Caribbean wooden houses built on stilts. Although Colon’s main attraction is its coastline, there’s nothing to stop you from exploring its hidden treasures by taking one of the few tracks across the island. On your way, you’ll come across a pleasant, sweet-smelling botanical garden.