Bocas del Toro Shopping

Shopping in Bocas del Toro

There are a lot of different stores in Bocas del Toro.  You can find basics and even some surprises (gluten free and healthy options at Super Gourmet!).

Most of the stores are owned by the Chinese immigrants and are informally and often called “Chinos.”  You will find everything from housewares, toys, toiletry items and of course fresh fruit/veges/meat/eggs/pantry items.

Below are a list of our favorite stores and what to buy where:

Pharmacy:
The pharmacy in town is very clean and well laid out.  You will find a lot of different items you would expect to find in a drugstore at home as well as a pharmacist on staff.
The pharmacy is located in the southern half of the downtown area near the ferry terminal and Super Gourmet.  It’s in a white building and air conditioned.
Farmacia Rosa Blanca (☎757 9566), on C. 3 south of the parquenear Bocas Marine Tours. Open M-Sa 8:30am-9pm, Su 10am-noon and 7-9pm. Credit card accepted with ID.

Groceries:
Isla Colon, on C. 3 just south of the parque.(☎757 9591. Open daily 7am-11:30pm.) Around the corner, they also operate a produce stand. (Open daily 8am-10:30pm.)

Super Gourmet