Bocas Del Toro town is nothing to write home about. As far as Panama goes its quite backpackery so its more expensive than other places, its incredibly dirty as there is no rubbish pick up, however it is the jump off point to a pristine archipelago of islands and sand cays. The jetty at the town beach says it all. This beach is black sand (volcanic area), shallow, laden with rubbish and probably not somewhere you would want to swim, HOWEVER - look out from the jetty and you can see the promise of the Caribbean and its wonders. This really sums up Bocas town to me.
Jenny - photography lover but someone who hates lugging around HUGE camera's so my images are all from my Olympus OMD or my little Sony digital.