Bluff Beach Municipal Reserve

Playa Bluff Municipal Reserve is a narrow coastal strip located on the north side of Isla Colon, between the rainforest and the Caribbean Sea, including a nesting beach for sea turtles.

The buffer zone is inhabited by Ngobe indigenous people and Afro-Caribbean, with some presence of foreigners who have settled in the area.

Although not yet have a management plan, it is in the making depending on the rapid ecological study developed in the occasion of the project of consolidation and strengthening of the surrounding community, organized under the name of Natural Association Bocas Carey (ANABOCA) for co-management with the Municipality of Bocas del Toro, who do not have the resources to design and implement a strategy for the conservation and management of this important area for the conservation of sea turtles that nest there.

Its inclusion in the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP) of the National Environmental Authority (ANAM) of Panama, has not yet been formalized, so it depends entirely on municipal management.

The RMPB has a rich biodiversity that has been characterized in the aforementioned study. It has coastal lagoons, sand dunes, abundant flora and the presence of rodents, reptiles, birds and insects representative of the region, and form part of the vast stretch of wetlands that extends along the border between Panama and Costa Rica.