flights to bocas del toro, panama

flights to bocas del toro, panama from costa rica

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driving: 10 hours (distance: 250 kilometers) / flying: 1 hour

From Stop Departure Arrival Effective
San José to Bocas del Toro 0 10:00 am 10:45 am Dec 1st 2016 - Apr 30th 2017
From Stop Departure Arrival Effective
Bocas del Toro to San José 0 11:15 am 12:00 pm Dec 1st 2016 - Apr 30th 2017

flight schedules subject to change.

hotel + flight vacation packages to bocas del toro

nature vacations offers vacation packages to multiple locations, including Bocas del Toro. packages range from 2 to 4 nights with round trip airfare departing from San Jose, Costa Rica.


reasons to visit bocas del toro, panama

this sleepy archipelago of 7 islands and 300 plus “islitas” is located in the amazing Caribbean water world of Panama. this colorful island destination has a vibe all on its own.

find yourself in wooden buildings built on stilts out over the calm waters. taste the tantalizing local cuisine of fresh fish and local seafood, infused with Caribbean sauces and spices. combined with a diverse population of visitors, locals, and indigenous, this archipelago is the manifestation of Bob Marley’s “no worries”.

boating, reef snorkeling, dolphin watching, and a fun nightlife abound on the island. this makes Bocas del Toro perfect for a vacation that will be full of activities and stories to tell for a long time.

you can find four species of marine turtles, including the rare, giant leatherback. watch them make the laborious climb onto shore to lay their clutches of eggs in the sand. the endangered manatee can also be found nibbling on seagrass in the shallow offshore waters.

don’t forget to take tours to visit the outer islands. swim with the playful dolphins in dolphin bay, where the waters are calm and shallow. you can easily see starfish and sea cucumbers in the clear water. further out, you find the pounding surf off of the two islands of Zapatero uno and dos.

locals, and visitors alike, travel leisurely between the islands in boats, dugout canoes, and kayaks. not only is this the preferred mode of transportation, but the best way to enjoy the island's magnificent ecosystems.

the region is part of a much larger protected area, La Amistad, which crosses Costa Rica and spans some 2.5 million hectares. its dense biodiversity and pristine state have made it a UNESCO World Heritage Site and biosphere reserve.

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international flight fees

international passengers flying from Juan Santamaria airport in San Jose, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro, Panama must pay a $29 international departure fee in cash at the airport as required by the Costa Rican government. A $3 international arrival fee will be charged in cash upon arrival to Bocas del Toro. When departing the Bocas del Toro airport, all travelers must pay a $15 departure fee directly at the Nature Air check in desk.

all non Costa Rican residents with international flights to the Juan Santamaria Airport in San Jose must carry printed proof of onward travel from Costa Rica (generally a flight or bus reservation departing within 90 days). The Costa Rican Department of Immigration requires passengers to present their travel documents in the airport in Bocas del Toro to guarantee boarding. The same applies to all non residents flying from San Jose to Bocas del Toro.

Recommended reading

the bocas breeze: A local English-Spanish, monthly publication on news and events in the Bocas del Toro community.

bocasdeltoro.com: An informative website about the islands, with useful tips, services, activities, history and more.

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from bocas del toro airport to bocas del toro: 110 m, 1 minute.