Shuttle Bocas del Toro to San Jose

BEST OPTION TO GET TO SAN JOSE (Partner: Caribe Shuttle)

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Getting from Bocas del Toro, Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica has never been easier. We take care of everything. We even throw in Lunch. We will pick you up at the Bocas Marine Tours dock on main street in the heart of Bocastown. You will take a 30 minute boat ride past some beautiful islands and mangroves to Almirante, where you will board one of our air conditioned late model shuttle vans direct to the border. From there we have our guide assist you with the immigration process leaving Panama and checking into Costa Rica.


We then drive direct to Banana Azul where you will spend an hour or two having lunch and enjoying this beautiful little resort hotel on the beach in Puerto Viejo. (Order anything you like on the menu, drinks not included).


From here we pick you up and make the 4 1/2 hour trip direct to downtown San Jose area hotels & the airport.




8:00 am to 8:30 am: Check in at BMT

8:30 am to 9:00 am: Boat travel to Almirante

9:00 am to 10:00 am: Travel to border

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Border crossing

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Travel to Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica time)

11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch at Banana Azul (click here to see menu)

1:00 pm to 5:00 pm: Travel to San Jose

5:00 pm to 5:45 pm:  Downtown San Jose hotel and airport drop off




  • Please have your passport, and printed flight itinerary with you for immigration officials.
  • Your flight can be from anywhere in Central America back to your home country, but must be within 90 days of the border crossing.
  • Price does not include $4 that Panama charges leaving the country. Have the exact amount as they usually don’t have change. This fee is not included in the ticket price.
  • Pick-up time is an estimate and may vary by 15 minutes either direction. Clients should be waiting at the assigned pick up point 15 minutes before the assigned pick-up time. The shuttle will wait for clients a maximum of 5 minutes. If after that waiting period the client is not on board, the shuttle will leave without the client and the client will NOT receive a refund.
  • You are allowed 1 large bag or backpack and 1 carry on size (computer bag) per person.
  • There is a $10 fee for each extra piece of luggage, odd or over size/weight luggage, surfboard bag (max. 9’ between CR and Bocas).
  • Please note: Drop offs at the airport could be as late as 7 PM depending on traffic.

$ 76 / Person



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