Exploring Boca del Drago by Bike from Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast

Embark on a scenic cycling journey from Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast to the tropical paradise of Boca del Drago, where lush landscapes, abundant wildlife, and pristine beaches await. As of June 2024, the roads in Bocas del Toro are undergoing construction, but the road to Boca del Drago offers a smooth and enjoyable ride for biking enthusiasts. Here’s everything you need to know to make the most of your biking adventure:

Boca Del Drago has some of the best beaches on Isla Colon and perfect for swimming and relaxing after a long bike ride.

Road Conditions and Bike Recommendations:

The road to Boca del Drago features a bicycle lane and sidewalk on the sides, although they are still under construction. For a smoother ride, we recommend using the road itself. Our beach cruiser bikes are equipped with backward-pedal brakes, so proceed cautiously when going downhill, especially as the chain may pop out. Take your time and enjoy the journey, covering approximately 30 km round trip from Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast. Beyond the Y-Griega junction, the road becomes hilly, offering a rewarding challenge for cycling enthusiasts.

Bike ride from Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast to Boca Del Drago is about 30km there and back through nice roads and bike lines as well as jungle and wildlife.

Scenic Highlights and Wildlife Encounters:

As you pedal towards Boca del Drago, you’ll be greeted by a tapestry of natural wonders, including lush forests teeming with monkeys, sloths, toucans, parrots, and other exotic birds. The route also showcases scenic farmlands with cow pastures and pumping stations for the local water company. While the road may not be heavily trafficked, be vigilant for fast-moving vehicles due to the newness of the road.

Tips for a Pleasant Ride:

To make the most of your biking excursion, consider setting out early in the morning to avoid the heat of the day. Pack plenty of drinking water and snacks, as amenities along the way are scarce. While there is a bat cave to visit, the attraction may not offer much in terms of sights. Upon reaching the end of the road at the T-junction, turn left towards Boca del Drago, where you’ll find the charming Yarisnori restaurant. Secure your bikes with locks and treat yourself to a delightful meal or refreshing drinks at this picturesque spot.

Yarisnori Restaurant at Boca del Drago is THE place to eat and drink while visiting. The best seafood restaurant in Bocas del Toro.

Exploring Boca del Drago and Beyond:

After refueling at Yarisnori, consider embarking on a 20-minute hike along the coast to reach Starfish Beach, a pristine stretch of shoreline perfect for swimming and relaxation. Alternatively, opt for a short boat ride to Bird Island, weather permitting, with water taxis conveniently located near Yarisnori. The beaches at the T-junction offer secluded spots to unwind and soak in the natural beauty of the surroundings.

Return Journey and Convenience:

If the ride back to Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast feels daunting, you can always arrange for a taxi to transport you and your bikes safely back. Simply load the bikes into the truck with care and relax as you journey back to your accommodation after a day of exploration and adventure.

From the vibrant wildlife to the tranquil beaches, a bike ride to Boca del Drago promises an unforgettable experience in the heart of Bocas del Toro. So, grab your helmet, saddle up, and pedal your way towards paradise with Saigon Bay Bed and Breakfast as your starting point for adventure. Happy cycling!



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