Polo Beach is the most beautiful beach on Bastimentos and perhaps even in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. You can enjoy this little piece of paradise by joining us on Polo's Paradise tour.

Number of inhabitants: 1, Mr. Polo.

At 11:00 we take off from the Bastimentos Alive tour center, which is located inside The Sea Monkey Restaurant and walk through Old Bank into the jungle. Once we enter the jungle, the wonders of Bastimentos start. Tropical fruits left and right. With some luck, you can try some of these amazing fruits. As we continue, the trail takes you over farmland and valleys and offers stunning views of Bastimentos. We sit down on Gabriellito Hill and have a little fruit snack* while enjoying the view of the Caribbean Sea. Along the way, you can learn about the island’s flora, fauna, and medicinal plants and hopefully spot some wildlife! At around 14:00, we arrive at Polo Beach.

Polo Beach is inhabited by one person, Polo. Although the stories vary, Polo is said to have been living on the beach for about 56 years and lives of the land and sea.

Once we arrive, your guide will help Polo prepare a nice lunch for you. For about 3 hours, you have the freedom to snorkel** around the reef right in front of the beach, walk along one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, hang out with Polo, discover more of the jungle, or simply lie back and enjoy the day.

At approximately 16:30 we head to Red Frog Beach where Palmar Beach Lodge just so happens to have happy hour. Once everybody is ready, we take a boat back to Old Bank and arrive back to the tour center.

Bastimentos Alive will take care of all the necessities, so you can have a day without worries.

* only if available
** depending on the conditions of the ocean

Book now by sending us an email at bastimentosalive@gmail.com


Bocas town transfer: $3.00
Bambuda Lodge transfer: $5.00

Days offered:

Daily/4 person minimum
This tour is rainy day proof!

Departure/return time:

11:00 from the Bastimentos Alive tour center. We return at approximately 18:00 to our tour office.

Difficulty level:

Moderate: this tour is quite a walk but very rewarding!
Distance: approx. 15 kilometers/9 miles

What to bring:

Bottle of water
Closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops)
Sunblock/insect repellent