Bocas del Toro is a Province of Panama, located on the North Caribbean coast and composed of the mainland and nine islands. It is a popular year-round tourist destination and with some of the largest rainforests in Central America, it is considered one of the most biologically diverse places on earth. History has it Christopher Columbus first discovered the islands in 1502, and was so enamored with them he named Isla Colon and Isla Cristobal after himself. Isla Colon is 9 miles off of the mainland, and is a popular island for visitors. The airport is also located there, and the main source of income for Isla Colon is tourism. The entire archipelago lies within a tropical rainforest ecosystem which results with beautiful floral and fauna throughout. Bocas del Toro has an interesting history that involves pirates and hidden treasures, Spanish militia and disease, aristocrats in the 19th century, and the development of the province’s banana industry. Today, there are vast banana plantations referred to as “the green gold of Central America” as Bocas Del Toro grows and exports 750,000,000 tons of bananas annually. Picture of aerial view of Bocas Del Toro and picture of City of Isla Colon courtesy of Wikipedia and Panapro; picture of Sunset in Bocas del Toro courtesy of Wikipedia and The Wolf.