Boquete Travel Guide
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Boquete to Bocas

Traveling from Boquete to Bocas del Toro

Now that you've read about Getting to Boquete, read further about going to Bocas del Toro -

If you are looking to go to Bocas del Toro from Boquete, Panama - one way to get there is by a shuttle service that leaves once daily, from Mamallena Hostel.  Mamallena Hostel is located in the center of town, known as Central Park. (light blue building)

Who wouldn't want a little beach time after visiting the mountains?

The shuttle leaves at 8:00 am and arrives Almirante around 12:00 pm - The cost is $30.00.  There is one stop half way into your drive for a bathroom break and food.

When you arrive in Almirante, you will take a water taxi (which is normally $4.00), to Isla Colon.  It is a 25 minute boat ride.  By using the shuttle service, the water taxi is inclusive in the price.

To reserve space on the shuttle, go to: 1

The great part of using this service is that you can bypass David completely and it willl save you probably 1.5 hours or more.


To travel from Bocas del Toro to Boquete, you can use the same service.  Reserve your ride at Bocas Marine Tours in Isla Colon.  You need to leave Isla Colon for Almirante by 11:30 am to catch the return shuttle at 12:00 pm.  The shuttle will be waiting at the Bocas Marine Tours (different location)  in Almirante.

Cost is the same ($30.00) and you will arrive in Boquete around 4:00 pm.  There is also a stop halfway for a bathroom break and food.


Here is an alternative way to go from Boquete to Bocas:  Take a bus that leaves Central Park (next to Baru Restaurant) to the David Bus Terminal.  They leave every 30 minutes starting at 5:30 am and runs until 7:00 pm.  Travel time to David is around 1 hour.  Cost $1.75

Busses from David to Almirante start at 4:30 am and end at 9:00 pm. The bus ride will cost around $8.00 for this leg of the trip.

When you arrive in Almirante go to the water taxi that will take you to Isla Colon.  Cost is $4.00 pp and the water taxi ride takes about 25 minutes.

Be aware that the last water taxi ride from Almirante to Isla Colon leaves at 6:00 pm. 

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