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Getting from San Jose, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama has never been easier. We take care of everything. We even throw in Lunch. We will pick you up at Denny’s restaurant at the airport, or many of the hotels in the downtown San Jose area in an air conditioned late model shuttle van.
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 1 hour trip to the border. Our guide will be there to assist you with the immigration process leaving Costa Rica and checking into Panama.
Our shuttle van will be waiting for you on the Panama side to continue the journey to Bocas Del Toro. The shuttle will drop you off at the Bocas Marine Tours dock in Almirante where you will take a boat the last 30 minutes of the journey through patches of mangroves and various islands to the Bocas Marine Tours dock on main street in the heart of Bocastown.
6:00 am to 6:20 am: Airport pick up (Denny’s Restaurant) *(see important notes)
6:20 am to 6:50 am: San Jose city hotel pick ups.
6:40 am to 11:00 am: Travel to Puerto Viejo
11:00 am to 12:30 pm: Lunch at Banana Azul (click here to see menu)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Travel to the border
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm: Border crossing (Costa Rica time)
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm: Travel to Almirante (Panama time-1 hour forward)
4:30 pm to 5:00 pm: Boat to Bocas Town