Where We Are

GETTING TO BOCAS & ISLAND PLANTATION

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Island Plantation is located 8km/6 miles from the town center of Bocas on the main Island (Isla Colon).  The 20 minute car ride is a scenic drive along the coast on beautiful beaches and a dusty, uneven jungle road that leads you to paradise. The resort sits right in front of the gorgeous mostly uninhabited Bluff Beach. Bluff Beach is one of the most important nesting beaches in the Caribbean region of Panama for four different species of sea turtles, among them the Green Sea Turtle and the giant Leatherback.

Island Plantation, Bocas del Toro

FLY FROM PANAMA CITY

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From Panama City’s smaller secondary Albrook Airport close to the city center, Air Panama has several daily non-stop flights right into our little airport in town. The flight duration is about 50 minutes and is by far the most convenient way to get to the Island. Airfares start at around $210 roundtrip.

During certain times of the year, flight schedules may change so make sure to check online at www.AirPanama.com

BY BUS FROM PANAMA CITY

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Overnight buses are available from Panama City to Almirante . Tickets can be purchased at Albrook Bus Terminal and cost approximately $30.

You will arrive to Almirante between 6:00am and 7:30am. The first boat to Isla Colón departs at 6:00am and takes 30 minutes. Boats depart every 30 minutes until 6:00pm and costs about $5.

FROM SAN JOSE, COSTA RICA

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You can fly from San José to Bocas del Toro non-stop on Nature Air or on Air Panama (stop in David). Check their websites for schedules and fares, www.natureair.com and www.airpanama.com

You can also take a bus from San Jose to Sixaola, which is at the border, or you can take a bus to Changuinola, which is about a 45-minute drive from Almirante where you’d catch the water taxis for the 30-minute crossing over to the Island.

 

Transportation to Bluff Beach

At the local airport here in Bocas, a taxi can take you on the 20 minute drive via the dirt road out to Bluff Beach.  Taxis between the town center and Bluff Beach cost $15 each way. We do not recommend renting a car as it is inconvenient and expensive to get the car onto the Island. Taxis are abundant on the Island and you can also rent many types of vehicles, including Golf Carts and ATV’s.

About Bocas del Toro

PANAMA’S CARIBBEAN GEM

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Bocas del Toro, or just Bocas, is one of the 9 provinces of the Republic of Panama. This beautiful tropical archipelago is located on the Caribbean Sea bordering Costa Rica to the west and the Chiriqui province to the south. Bocas is rich in heritage, culture, and natural beauty! Bocas Town is situated on Colon Island (Isla Colon) and is the center for tourism in the region. The town has about 15,000 inhabitants made up of local Caribbeans, local Indians, and Ex-pats from all parts of the world. Like Panama itself, Bocas is a melting pot where freedom and quality of life are set high.
Bocas modern history dates back to the heydays when it was the distribution center for the Chiquita banana company. The banana business was moved to the mainland in the 50s which forced the Island into a long recession. In the late 1990s the first expats discovered the potential and the beauty of this region and together with the locals, have developed it into one of Panama’s most famous tourist destinations. While Bocas hosts many tourists, it still retains a small-town, local flavor. Today, Bocas Town and the surrounding Islands are thriving with small hotels, great restaurants and bars, and most goods and services easily available.

WEATHER IN PARADISE

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Bocas del Toro

Jun 23, 2017 - Fri
Bocas del Toro, Panama
28°C
scattered clouds
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2 m/s, NNW
100%
768.25 mmHg

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