About Bocas del Toro

The islands of Bocas del Toro are the essence of the Panamanian Caribbean coast. These majestical islands feature colorful coral reefs, a diverse multicultural vibe, stunning natural beauty, and exotic species of plants and wildlife. The food, the music, the locals are a sancocho of Afro-Caribbean cultures and indigenous tribes mixed with a new community of Panamanians, Americans, Europeans, Africans and Asians that for the past 30 years or so now call Bocas their home. One stroll down Main Street in Bocas Town will demonstrate what we mean. Bocas del Toro will become your one of your favorite destinations you have ever visited.

How to get to Bocas del Toro


You can fly. A quick 45 minute flight from Albrook airport. Please be aware that this is a different airport than Tocumen – the one you most likely flew into. Albrook is on the opposite side of the city, near the Panama Canal.


You can take the bus – a 10 hour trip from the city to Almirante, where you will then need to catch a 30 minute water taxi to Bocas Town on Isla Colon. Water taxi’s run from every 30 minutes, from 6am – 6pm.


If you are visiting Puerto Viejo, you can easily get to Bocas using a private shuttle, they will get you to the border and also meet you on the Panama side for the rest of your journey to Bocas.