2 is held on two tropical islands in the Bocas del Toro archipelago,
Bocas del Toro is Spanish for "mouths of the bull". Archipelago
means a large group of islands.
The Bocas del Toro islands are full of lush green tropical forests,
surrounded by the crystal blue waters of the Caribbean sea. This
fascinating scenario is home for an amazing array of flora and fauna
of vibrant shapes and colors, many of them endemic. Beaches are
usually narrow, with white sands, full of palm trees and transparent
islands are teaming with life of every kind from the top to the
bottom of the rain forest canopy. Troops of howler, white faced
and spider monkeys inhabit all of the larger islands of the group.
Three and four toed sloths are very common sights as well as numerous
different kinds of reptiles, birds, amphibians and sea turtles.
One of the most interesting and unique creatures to be found on
the islands is the poison dart frog. These pint-size frogs are no
bigger than a mans thumbnail and have a myriad of different color
patterns. Lime greens, day glow oranges, fiery reds, deep purples
and bright yellows to name just a few of the different colors. These
amazing little creatures get their name from the poison that they
excrete from their skin and its use by native Indians to tip their
spears and darts in Pre-Colombian times. They are not really a danger
to humans, as the poison has to be injected into the body because
it cannot penetrate the skin.
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