Museums in Bocas del toro

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Bocas del Toro is located in the Northwest coastal region of Panama, and is a sprawling archipelago made up of approximately 200 small islands. Bocas del Toro is notorious for its aquamarine waters, superb snorkeling, coral reefs, marine life and its laid back island atmosphere. There are several small towns scattered throughout the many islands, and there are many options for water activities and wildlife parks, but there is nothing in the sense of a true museum.

Mi Pueblito

This is the closest thing to a museum you will find in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, and you will find Mi Pueblito in Bocas del Toro town on Ancon Hill. Mi Pueblito was built by the city, and is a living example of a preserved Bocas. In Mi Pueblito you will see an original telegraph office, an original Panama kitchen with traditional clay oven, and they often display school exhibits and art projects. Within Mi Pueblito there are several restaurants where you can dine on traditional dishes from Panama, and the food is amazing.

Shopping is encouraged at Mi Pueblito and you will find local crafts, as well as regional crafts from all over Panama. On Friday and Saturday evening, make a note to enjoy the traditional dancing accompanied by live traditional music.

Bocas del Toro Research Station

This is a field station of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute. BRS encourages visitors to come and see what Smithsonian scientists and students are working on and discovering in the Bocas del Toro islands. School tours can be arranged in advance. Great place to learn about the biology and ecology of the region. Artifacts that are found in the Bocas del Toro region or studied at BRS and then sent the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

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