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Address: Bocas Town, Isla Colon, Panama
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

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aaaahhh relaxing

SO nice to come to playa estrella! The restaurants have good food at a decent price (for that location) ,drinks are also decent price. Overall the beach is calm and... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Kaos M
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Stockholm, Sweden

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Stockholm, Sweden
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75 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

SO nice to come to playa estrella! The restaurants have good food at a decent price (for that location) ,drinks are also decent price. Overall the beach is calm and relaxing. The bad things: Boats with drunk tourist that come in with LOUD music and a lot of screaming - really ruins the calm. People picking up the star fish... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The beach is nice... there were a few starfish (I saw 6 or 7), but the amount of little restaurants, boats, loud music etc kind of ruined its charm. I'm not sure it's worth the visit.

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Thank PharmSuki
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After reading a lot of the negative reviews, we weren't hoping for much but were looking forward to a cheap day at the beach. We were pleasantly surprised to find super clear waters, some space to lay our towels, and plenty of sea stars/starfish and other fish. We caught a colectivo (leaves when full) from the main park in Bocas... More 

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Thank pickphlow
sikeston, mo
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I rented a jeep in Bocas and drove to Drago, a nice drive taking time for photos along the way. A short walk down the path to Estrella led us to one of the nicest beaches for swimming and seeing starfish anywhere. A short ways off shore the sand bottom drops off so you have nice snorkling,... More 

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Montréal, Qc
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good place for snorkelling and tanning. It's a beautiful beach and you can see star fish. Love this place !

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Thank Boo71
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a buseta to Boca del Drago for 2.50 one way from the park in Bocas town and then walked about 15 minutes to playa Estrella. The water was beautiful and calm, but I was a bit surprised at how commercialized it was. Lots of boat tours arrived and there are lots of restaurants. We only found one starfish... More 

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Thank Joel O
Boulder, Colorado, United States
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Seriously? We've traveled all over, been to tons of beaches, and this has to be the most disappointing one we've seen... especially considering some of the positive reviews here. Too many vendors, way too many people, full of boats and the smell of gasoline... and a very narrow beach with little room to lay down. If this beach was free... More 

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Thank Denise T
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great beach for a stop on a catamaran. We stopped here for about an hour or two during an all day sailing tour of Bocas. They have a great bar with freshly made drinks. I was kind of disappointed that there were not starfish everywhere...I was under the impression that there were 100's of starfish, but we... More 

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Thank Rachael M
Santa Cruz, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are nicer beaches on Isla Bastimentos, but the sailing tour I took to get there with Jager Tours made the trip special.

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Thank surfburner
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The stars moved and now island is durty with all kinds of rubbish. Lack if education..... but view is great food is excellent . Do try. Just remember you will find a lot i f trash

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