Where We Are
GETTING TO BOCAS & ISLAND PLANTATION
Island Plantation, Bocas del Toro
FLY FROM PANAMA CITY
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
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
You can 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 between Bocas Town and Island Plantation
Taxis are available 24 hours between Town/Airport and Bluff Beach/Island Plantation. The cost is $15 each way between Town and Bluff Beach and $20 between the Airport and Bluff Beach. The fare is for the car up to three or four people. You can take any taxi from town should you arrive by boat into the Island. If you arrive by Air, we recommend that you contact us so that we can schedule a pick up for you (same cost apply) using one of our reliable taxi drivers. Late night taxis should be pre-arranged and we’ll be happy to assist you arranging this. During the day, from 7am to 5pm, there is also a shuttle that runs between the Park in town on the main street and Bluff Beach at $3 per person each way. Please note that it is common in Bocas and Panama for a taxi driver to accept other riders for a shared taxi ride without asking you first.
If you plan on going into Town and out and about frequently you may want to consider renting your own transportation which include an ATV (about $120 for the first day and $50 for each consecutive day) or a Golf Cart. We’ll be delighted to assist you so don’t hesitate to let us know!