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Bird Island and Starfish Beach

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Day 1 : Bird Island and Starfish Beach

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Starfish on the beach

Day 1 Bird Island and Starfish Beach

  • 1 Lunch
Set out from Bocas town today by boat as you head to Bird Island, also known as Swan's Cay. This designated bird sanctuary contains rock formations and lush vegetation, including a cluster of coconut palms. Here you will get a chance to see the elusive Red-billed Tropic bird, the brown booby, the brown pelican, the frigate bird and a variety of gulls and terns.

Next head to Starfish Beach, famous for its abundance of starfish. The calm and crystal clear waters make this a perfect beach for starfish to rest. As you walk along the beach you will likely see hundreds of these beautiful and unique creatures in brightly colored orange, yellow, brown and red. Enjoy lunch on the beach before heading back to your hotel for the afternoon.
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Our guide and driver were very good with their knowledge and were very helpful with our questions. It was a very pleasant visit that would have been impossible to do on our own. Hotels and restaurants were fantastic. The special places we got to go to, like the kitchens, were great. Enjoyed the entire trip!
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Good to ideal period to travel, and many people choose to visit at this time.
Chance for unpredictable weather but with fewer visitors.

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