A few hours by sailboat or an hour by water taxi from Bocas Town lies Basimentos Marine Park. This park is actually two small cays, Zapatilla Cay 1 and Cay 2. If arriving by personal vessel the park ranger will come to your boat and collect $10 per person which is good fro the duration of your stay. Both islands are protected turtle nesting grounds. You will see sticks with ribbons attached marking areas of possible turtle eggs. Please respect these and do not walk in these areas.
Zapatilla 1 is sand and coconut trees. There are no restuarants or people inhabiting this island.
Zapatilla 2 has the ranger station, some bathrooms for tourists and educational facilities for learning about the turtles and marine life.