Tranquilo Bay is set on the southern tip of Isla Bastimentos, one of the largest islands in the Bocas del Toro archipelago.
The island is largely undeveloped apart from a bustling town on its northern tip and a small Ngobe Bugle Indian village called Quebrada Sal or 'Salt Creek'. The area around the lodge is pristine and borders a national park which protects coral reefs, mangroves, cave systems, tropical islets, turtle nesting sites and large areas of pristine tropical rainforest.
Walking trails around Tranquilo Bay run through the forest which is home to striking poison dart frogs and insects which are unique to Bastimentos. The area around the lodge is also excellent for birdwatching, water sports and cultural visits to local communities.
Although this is mainly a place for those that like to be active and want to explore the area rather than relax, there are also some beautiful beaches just a motor-boat ride away.
Suggested itineraries featuring Tranquilo Bay
Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Tranquilo Bay, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.
Map of Tranquilo Bay
Places & hotels on the map
Places near Tranquilo Bay
- Bocas del Toro 10 miles away
- Chiriqui Highlands 39 miles away
- Cala Mia 74 miles away
- Pacific Coast Beaches 78 miles away
- El Valle 145 miles away
- Coclé Province 146 miles away
- The Canal Zone 172 miles away
- Panama City 180 miles away
- Coral Lodge 207 miles away
- Pearl Islands 219 miles away
- San Blas Islands 231 miles away
Photos of Tranquilo Bay
Accommodation choices for Tranquilo Bay
We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Tranquilo Bay. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.