Changuinola is a city in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama. Changuinola is the capital of the Changuinola District and home to 25,099 people. The city attracts tourists as a popular gateway to Bocas del Toro. Almirante and Chiriqui Grande are also gateways to Bocas del Toro. People frequently visit Almirante and Changuinola while traveling between Bocas del Toro and Costa Rica. Tourism and agriculture are major industries. Changuinola and the surrounding area have numerous banana plantations.