Day tours and activities in Isla Boca Brava
Discover the surrounding islas

Enjoy any magical “islas” and their white sand beaches with our  captains. They  will take you by boat to the tropical islands of your choice: Isla Palenque, Isla Bolanos, Isla Gamez, Playa Grande or Islas Secas.

Each island is unique and possible activities include:
Snorkeling where you will observe colorful fish,
Exploring the uninhabited coastal line and rock pools,
Picnicking on the beach while enjoying the shade of a palm tree.

During the boat trip you may  see dolphins, whales, fly fish, giant green turtles and many different ocean birds.

Tours are half day or full day, ask before you leave if you want to have a picnic lunch prepared.

Consider bringing:
Water
Snacks
Sun screen
Hat
Swim suit and towel
Camera
Extra dry clothes

Discover Isla Bocco Brava islands in Panama.
Day sailing & sunset cruises

Sail “The Kraken”…

The Kraken is a totally restored 1978 CT-42 Mermaid ketch powered by an inboard Volvo Penta diesel power.  The boat is equipped with the state of the art electronic and safety equipment.

Romantic – 3 Hr

If you are you looking for a different way to celebrate your anniversary, marriage proposal, or any other special occasion you will love this 3 hr motor sail around the surrounding  islands. You will be able to enjoy 3 charming hours of relaxation under the moonlight or sun  while we take care of everything!

Includes:
Water / Sodas
Music
Appetizers
Bottle of Wine
Captain and Hostess
Capacity: 4 people.

Day Sailing – 8 Hr
Guests on our 42ft Mono Hull enjoy a fun filled day sailing around the Archipelago of Chiriquí.
Lay back relax and sail with us through numerous uninhabited islands along side dolphins.
Enjoy snorkeling at private pristine islands and exploring golden sand beaches!

Includes:
Water / Sodas
Music
Appetizers
Bottles of Wine
Cocktails and beer
Lunch
Captain and Hostess
Capacity: 4 people

Day sailing and sunset cruises in Isla Bocca Brava.
Day sailing and sunset cruises in Isla Bocca Brava.
Day sailing and sunset cruises in Isla Bocca Brava.
Local Indigenous Village Tour

Isla Boca Brava, an island of approximately  3800 hectares or 9300 acres. The island is home to numerous indigenous villages. The indigenous tribes on the Island are referred to as Ngöble-Buglé. The women, adorned in brightly colored flowing dresses with embroidered waist banks and neckline decoration. They live secluded lives away from modern societies and are subsistence farmers and agriculturalists. The 1 hour tour will enlighten you on traditional sustainable living. You will visit their crops, housing and cooking facilities and be charmed by the young children and have the chance to purchase local handicrafts.

Cala Mia employs many local Ngöble, in order to help them learn new skills and provide income for the families.  The entire price you pay for the tour is given to the village to help the families prosper.

Consider bringing:
Water
Sun screen
Camera
Good shoes

Village Tour in Isla Bocca Brava.
Village Tour in Isla Bocca Brava.
Horse Trekking

Explore Isla Boca Brava by horse back: an unforgettable ride

You will be transported by boat to the nearby stables where you will be greeted by an experienced guide.

The adventure will take 2 hours; you will be  led through the mangroves and up the mountains to one of the highest points of Boca Brava. From here you have awesome views of the surrounding ocean, numerous islands including Islas Secas and the main land.

You may encounter monkeys, other wild life and will experience the flora and fauna of Isla Boca Brava. The ride ends back at Cala Mia resort.

Maximum number of riders per trip is 6 and we normally require 24 hours notice between reservation and departure.

Consider bringing:
Water
Snacks
Sun screen
Hat
Insect Repellent
Camera
Long pants and shirt

Horse trekking at Isla Bocco Brava in Panama.
Horse trekking at Isla Bocco Brava in Panama.
Scuba Diving Islas Secas & Isla Ladrones

Our tropical waters offers fantastic scuba diving particular around “Isla Ladrones” and “Islas Secas”. Enjoy a great day exploring the gorgeous blue waters of the Chiriqui gulf: coral reefs, colorful fish, giant green turtle with  Boca Brava Divers

Location:
Islas Secas  & Isla Ladrones (Advance divers)

Leaving: 8:00am, Returning: 3:30pm – 4:30pm
(weather dependent)
Trip takes 1h15min from Boca Chica to Islas Secas / Ladrones. All equipment supplied – 2 to 6 divers per trip.

General details:
The diving trip includes two immersions, equipment, boat, captain, dive-master, gasoline and picnic on the beach (unless it is Ladrones which means the picnic would be on the boat).

Consider bringing:
Snacks
Sun screen
Hat
Swim suit and towel
Camera underwater
Extra dry clothes

Scuba Diving Islas Secas & Isla Ladrones
Scuba Diving Islas Secas & Isla Ladrones
Whale Watching

Two national parks are located in the Gulf of Chiriqui, magnificent Coiba National Park, a popular area with diving enthusiasts, and the Gulf of Chiriqui National Marine Park.

Every year from August to November the humpback whales visit this area to teach their babies how to swim and dive. They love to put on a show!

Orcas may be seen on the east side of Coiba Island in the Bahia Damas. Sperm whales also stop here. Toothed whales may also be seen on the Pacific side of Panama, including beaked whales and the short-finned pilot whale

You can look for them and dolphins on a panga boat with our captain. You will depart from the hotel looking for humpback whales and dolphins inside and around the national park. If you are fortunate enough you will float quietly beside these beautiful giants as they swim alongside with their whale baby.

On board is snorkeling equipment to enjoy the coral around Bolanos Island. Here you can find colorful fish, sponges, coral, mollusk, green turtles, puffer fish and other creatures which live in these tropical waters.

Consider bringing:
Water
Snacks
Sun screen
Hat
Swim suit and towel
Camera
Extra dry clothes

Whale watching in Isla Bocca Brava
Whale watching in Isla Bocca Brava
Hiking in the Indigenous Forest
Cala Mia Resort is located on Isla Boca Brava, an island of approximately  3800 hectares or 9300 acres. The island consist of a mix of mangroves, indigenous forest, pasture land and tropical beaches and hosts a  variety of flora and fauna  ranging from howler monkeys, crocodiles, raccoons, all kinds of birds and even small wild cats. The hikes are accompanied by one of our indigenous workers who was raised on the island and knows almost every corner of it. What he lacks in English he makes up in spirit and spotting wild animals.

We offer 2 hikes – 1 or 3 hours.

The lookout hike:
The hike is 1 hour and takes you from the hotel along the beach and up the hill passing through mangroves, jungle and across some cultivated land. On the hike you should encounter howler monkeys and tropical birds. Gently working your way up to one of the higher points of Boca Brava, you will get to the lookout from which you will have an incredible view of the blue waters of the gulf of Chiriquí, tropical islands, indigenous forests and even the Baru Volcano. After the lookout you continue down, passing through wild flowers, trees and flora until you are back at the resort.

The  Boca Brava Hike:
The hike is 3 hours and takes you through a large part of the island. Starting at the hotel passing through the mangroves you start up the hill through the indigenous forest and crossing many farms that make up a large part of the island. About half way you pass a great beach where you can go for a swim if you want. A unique experience exploring  such a diverse eco system and seldomly visited areas up close. There are plenty of chances to encounter monkeys, birds and colorful flora. The hike ends at a private retreat called Punta Piruet where you will enjoy a tasty lunch with cold drink or cocktail. You get  a tour of the property where you can admire the Arabian horse breeding facility.  After you are done, a boat will pick you up and return you to Cala Mia.

You can decide the departure time of the hike but it is recommended with a low tide, so please allow us time in advance for planning. The local guide speaks little English so if you think he did a good job please feel free to buy him a drink and or leave him a tip.

Boca Brava Hike
Isla Bocca Brava forest hiking.

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