The vast Gulf of Chiriquí holds dozens of uninhabited islands surrounded by healthy coral formations and excellent conditions for surfing, diving, and fishing. You can base yourself in the Boca Chica/Boca Brava area to explore these islands. Isla Ensenada, in the gulf's northeast corner, is near five of the country's best and most remote breaks. The beautiful, remote Islas Secas (Dry Islands), a 16-isle archipelago 35 km (21 miles) from the coast, can be visited from Boca Chica or Boca Brava.
On the southern edge of the gulf are the Islas Ladrones, with fantastic scuba diving and angling.