Azul Paradise Bocas del toro province - Isla Bastimentos

Getting to Bocas

Azul Paradise is located on Bastimentos Island in the archipelago of Bocas del Toro, Panama. There are several ways to get to Bocas del Toro.

Azul Paradise Resort- How to get to Bocas del Toro

You will first need to fly into Panama City or Costa Rica to reach Bocas del Toro.

Once you have your main flight you will need to use to book your flights to the Islands.

By Air

From Panama City:

Bocas del Toro is a 50-minute flight from Panama City. Air Panama is the sole carrier offering flights to Bocas del Toro. Flight prices start at USD 108 one-way and depart from Marcos A. Gelabert Albrook Airport. Please ensure not to go to Tocumen International Airport.

By Bus

From Panama City:

The bus to Bocas del Toro to from Panama City takes anywhere between 10-12 hours. The journey involves driving to Almirante and then taking a 30-minute water taxi to Bocas Town on Isla Colon, the main island. It is only possible to buy these bus tickets in person by going to Albrook mall in Panama City and buying one in person. The total cost is USD 35. There are three busses, which depart at 18:00, 18:30 and 19:00. The busses are very cold and it is a long arduous journey. We strongly recommend flying over this option.

From San Jose:

The best way to get to Bocas del Toro from San Jose is by shuttle, and there are several options available to you. Private shuttles such as Costa Rica Just4U can pick you up from your hotel and transport you to Bocas. Prices start at USD 51. Caribe Shuttles also run daily buses from San Jose & Puerto Viejo. 

There are two public buses that head towards Bocas. Mepe busses leave from the Caribe bus station and Transportes Bocatoreños departs from near the Coca Cola bus station. This route will involve multiple buses and a ferry to Bocas.

Unfortunately Nature Air ceased flights this year, so there are no flights from San Jose to Bocas Del Toro at this point in time. 

 Pick Up Location from Bocas Main Island Once you Arrive:

Once you arrive on the main Island of Isla Colon, Bocas del Toro we will friendly faces awaiting your arrival.  We are excited to show off our new lobby and staff.

On the main strip you will find Azul Paradise Bocas, our newest addition to Azul Paradise Resort located only blocks from the Airport.

Our friendly staff will be there to take care of everything you need.  Enjoy the beginning of your trip to the outer Island stress free.  We will hold your luggage as you wait for scheduled boat to Azul so you can explore the main street of the town.

The scheduled boats are 2 times per day.  Please send a message to to reserve your seat.

If you need a private boat transport or want to leave the main island other than our scheduled times please let us know. We are happy to find you alternative transport for an additional fee.

You won’t miss the large white building with lots of windows located on the water.

See you in paradise.