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.


From San Jose

If you are joining us from Costa Rica, you may hop on a flight with Nature Air. Flights depart from Juan Santamaría Airport (SJO) with a duration of about 55 minutes.


Upon arrival at the airport in Bocas del Toro, we are currently at a temporary dock while our main location on Isla Colon is being finished. Please meet us at the 3R-Mall across from Richard’s Hardware Store. This dock location is a short taxi or 10-minute walk away. 

If you choose to come by taxi it is a small fee of $2.00 per person will need to be paid to the taxi driver or added to your resort bill.

We have free scheduled boats leaving from there (for clients that stay over 3 days). Please set up your times with the office at to confirm your arrival and departure.

 After a scenic 30-minute boat ride, you will have arrived at our tranquil haven. Please contact us prior to your stay to confirm.  Our boat schedules revolve around flight times. We are happy to try to add you to an already scheduled boat. 

If you would prefer not to wait for a scheduled boat and would like a driver to pick you up from the airport directly, you may purchase our Private Transport Airport Pick up package here.  Please make sure to follow this transaction with an e-mail to to receive a confirmation. 


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:

It’s easier to get to Bocas del Toro from San Jose if you choose to fly there. If you prefer to take the bus, 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.

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.

The most comfortable and easy option is to fly into Bocas del Toro, totally relaxed and ready to start your holiday.


See you in paradise.