DATE: first and second week of the month of September.
location: Bocas del Toro archipelago in the northern Caribbean of Panama.
The International Sea Fair of Bocas del Toro is held annually, during the month of September, the driest month of the year, to take advantage of an almost perfect climate, with very little rain and plenty of sunshine.
The fair takes place on both sides of the road that runs parallel with the sea along the Playa del Istmito, also called Playa de la Feria for this reason.
Among the attractions that the Fair of the Sea presents, are the stalls selling traditional foods, usually based on seafood and fish. You can also buy drinks of all kinds, sandwiches, typical sweets, handicrafts, costume jewelery, leather goods and general peddling.
It also has exhibitions with the participation of different positions organized by different governmental, local and national entities, as well as environmental and development organizations.
Children and young people also have their preferences when attending the Fair as the presence of mechanical games (for the youngest) and dance music venues (for others) allows the whole family to take advantage of this important event.
On the stage of events are presented, at night, various artistic attractions of folk groups from various parts of the country, including a full sample of the dances and traditional rhythms of the Province of Bocas del Toro, among which we can mention the dance of cuadrillas and the dance of Palo de Mayo.
Another important fact to note is that, during the fair, aquatic activities such as motor boat races and rowing boat competitions, in male and female versions, are carried out. In addition to these competitions, a fishing tournament is held, which becomes another impressive event with a lot of participation.
We invite you to visit our International Fair of the Sea, where the values of our Caribbean region of our country are extolled, exalting the bocatoreñas traditions.
For more information on how to participate in this Festival, write us and we will contact you shortly.