The town of Bocas del Toro, on Colon Island, is reachable by air with daily flights from Panama City as well as flights from San Jose, Costa Rica. You can also come by bus and take a ferry from the mainland. Aeroperlas and Air Panama have several daily flights from Panama City to Bocas. Round trip tickets from Panama City can be booked by Hotel Bocas del Toro.

By land you can take a bus or car to Almirante on the mainland and take boat taxi or ferry to Bocas town on the main island, Isla Colon. In Almirante there's a safe place to leave your vehicle for the duration of your stay in Bocas. You won't need a car in Bocas. The drive between David and Almirante is mountainous and very scenic.

Getting to Bocas del Toro from Costa Rica:


Caribe Shuttle shared transportation with A/C and WiFi

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.

Private Transfer

If your schedule doesn't fit any of our regular daily shuttle services, or you just want the freedom to set your own schedule, and have the flexibility to stop anytime along way for photos, bathroom breaks and snacks, then hiring a vehicle and driver is the way to go.


We reach the most important destinations in Panama from San Blas to David and Bocas del Toro with a modern fleet.

We take pride in our customer service. Our more than 300  Panamanian employees are trained so that flying in Panama is a pleasant experience, either for tourism or for business.