We pick you up at your hotel where a shared shuttle is waiting for you. From there you’ll cross The River Sixaola, pass immigration and then have another shuttle trip to Almirante. This is the part where a small passenger boat will you to Bocas Town. On Island Colon you will have the rest of the day off to explore the town by yourself, maybe find a nice restaurant to have a delicious meal.
2 day/1 night or 3 Days/2 nights
Cost Per Person
2 day/1 night from $169 p/p
3 Days/2 nights from $259 p/p
Round trip transportation from Puerto Viejo and Colon Island in Bocas del Toro, Panama and back, (for a additional fee you can be dropped off in San Jose)
• 1 or 2 nights of lodging in one of our partner hotels , Palma Royale or Tropical Suites.
• Tours as described above.
• All Costa Rica service charges.
Exit and entry fees to be paid on both sides of the border (calculate another $24 for round trip)
• Bocas airport departure tax $15 for those choosing the return to San Jose by air option
• Single supplement if single room(s) needed.
What to Bring
Shoes or sandals that can get wet, sunscreen, pants, insect repellent, hiking boots/shoes, bathing suit, sunglasses, towel, Passport and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica (or Panama if you are ending the tour there) for border crossing
Travel to Bocas del Toro
We will pick you up at your hotel where there is a shared shuttle waiting for you from there you’ll cross The River Sixaola, pass immigration then another shuttle trip to Almirante this is the part where a small passenger boat will be ready to take you Palma Royale or Tropical Suites both located on on Island Colon you will be ready to have the rest of the day off to explore the town by yourself, maybe find a nice restaurant to have a delicious meal.
Full day tour (only on 2 night stay)
On this day you will be going on a tour to Cayo Zapatillo. Here you can do deep boarding which is considered the the new snorkeling. This tour of course includes a lunch. After navigating all day on the seas, you can have some fun in Bocas Town or at your lodge.
Travel to San Jose or Puerto Viejo
This would be you last day on this amazing vacation. After breakfast you will be transferred in a shared shuttle, to location. This could be to Puerto Viejo (pick-up at 8am or 12pm) or San Jose (pick-up at 6.00am) or you can also add other activities or tours to different locations of the country. There is lots to see.
Bocas Hotels Options
Hotel Bocas del Toro
Bordering the crystalline waters of the Caribbean Sea, the Hotel Bocas del Toro offers elegant rooms with free Wi-Fi. It has a restaurant opening onto the sea, and is a 20 minute walk from the airport. Elegantly decorated in nautical style, each room at the Bocas del Toro includes a flat-screen cable TV, air conditioning, and a coffee machine. Some of them have a balcony or patio. On a deck over the water, the restaurant has a menu based on seafood, and tropical and local dishes. A breakfast buffet is served every morning, and a snack bar with TV area is also available. The staff can arrange a tour along the archipelago and the coral reef, where diving, snorkeling and kayaking are also possible. After a busy day, guests can enjoy a variety of massages in their own room. The Carenero Island is a 10 minute boat ride away. An airport shuttle can also be arranged upon request.
Within a 6-minute walk of the island’s ferry terminals, this all-suite, waterfront hotel is 2 km from Istmito Beach.
Featuring colorful artwork and wood furnishings, the casual studios provide free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, kitchenettes and living areas. All have whirlpool tubs, plus private balconies with sea views; a 2-bedroom suite adds a separate living room and a full kitchen. Freebies include parking, along with breakfast served in an adjacent cafe. Local tours are available.
The Only thing this places overlooks is the Sea! A big smile and warm welcome will greet you at the Hotel Palma Royale in Bocas del Toro, Panama. They have a great Main Street Location, 20 meters from the sea. Relax and enjoy a tropical and spacious feeling here with a host of personal touches.