Travel to Bocas del Toro

Planning your journey to the captivating paradise of Bocas del Toro? We’re here to make your international flight experience as seamless as possible. Here’s all the essential information to help you get to this tropical haven:

International Flight Route

All flights to the enchanting Bocas del Toro are routed through Panama City, Panama (PTY) before you embark on your island adventure.

Recommended Airlines for Island Flights

To ensure a comfortable and enjoyable journey to Bocas del Toro, we recommend considering the following airlines for your onward travel:

1. Air Panama: Visit for a range of flight options and convenient booking services. Air Panama offers various schedules and services tailored to meet your needs, making your trip to Bocas del Toro hassle-free.

2. Fly Trip: For a personalized travel experience, Fly Trip is an excellent choice. More information and flight bookings can be found at

Transit Time and Transfer Process

Here’s what you need to know about the transit time and transfer process through Panama City, Panama (PTY) airport:

  • Allow at least one hour to clear customs at PTY airport. Customs officials are dedicated to ensuring a swift and efficient process for all travelers.

  • Once you’ve cleared customs, taxis will be readily available outside the airport. Inform your taxi driver that you are heading to Albrook Airport for your flight to Bocas del Toro.

  • The journey between PTY and Albrook Airport typically takes approximately 45 minutes. Rest assured, taxis are well-prepared for this transfer and will ensure a seamless transition. Uber is also available in Panama. 

Visa and Passport Requirements

Ensure you meet the visa and passport requirements for your travel to Panama:

  • Your passport must have a minimum of 6 months’ validity beyond your arrival date in Panama, with at least two blank pages for entry and departure stamps.

  • Citizens from the European Union (EU), Canada, and the United States can enter Panama visa-free and stay uninterrupted for a blissful 90 days.

Check-In Time

For a stress-free check-in experience, please follow these guidelines:

  • If you choose Air Panama for your island flight, we recommend arriving at least one hour before your scheduled departure to allow sufficient time for check-in and boarding procedures.

  • Opting for Fly Trip’s Private Charter Flights? You can arrive at the airport less than 30 minutes before your departure time. Their streamlined process makes your journey even more convenient.

Contact Information

Should you have any questions or need further assistance with your travel arrangements, please do not hesitate to contact Air Panama or Fly Trip directly.

We can’t wait to welcome you to the paradise of Bocas del Toro. Safe travels!

Air Panama Contact:

Fly Trip Contact:

Boat Shuttle Services to Azul Paradise Resort

Welcome to Azul Paradise Resort in Bocas del Toro! Planning your arrival via boat shuttle? We’ve got all the details you need to make your journey a breeze.

Scheduled Shuttle Services

We’re pleased to offer two scheduled boat shuttles per day for your convenience. Please take note of the following important information:

  • Check-In Time: Our check-in time begins at 3:30 PM. If you happen to arrive earlier, your room may not be ready. No worries, though – we’ll gladly secure your bags, allowing you to relax and enjoy the beach while you wait.

  • Pick-Up and Drop-Off Points: Our scheduled boat shuttles operate between Bocas Docks in Town and our Beach Location at Azul Resort.

  • Travel Time: The travel duration can vary due to weather conditions, typically taking around 35 minutes or more. We advise you to plan accordingly to accommodate your flight schedules.

Booking Your Shuttle

Securing your spot on one of our scheduled shuttles is simple. Follow these steps:

  1. Visit our website at

  2. Use your reservation confirmation number and the email associated with your reservation to access the booking page.

  3. Book your shuttle to the resort and ensure a hassle-free journey.

Scheduled Shuttle Times

Our scheduled boat times for shuttles from Bocas Docks on Isla Colon to Azul Beach Resort on Isla Bastimentos are as follows:

  • Departure from Bocas Docks to Azul Beach Resort:
    • 12:30 PM
    • 6:30 PM

For your return journey from Bastimentos Beach to Bocas Town, here are the scheduled boat times:

  • Departure from Azul Beach Resort to Bocas Town:
    • 8:00 AM
    • 1:30 PM

Please be aware that boat schedules may change without prior notice. We retain the right to modify our shuttle times to and from Bocas Town from each location. If you have any concerns or would like to confirm the boat times closer to your travel date, don’t hesitate to contact the Beach Resort directly via WhatsApp at +507 664-7100.

Your Smooth Travel Experience

We hope this information streamlines your travel arrangements. Should you have any further questions or require assistance with anything else, feel free to reach out. We’re eagerly anticipating your arrival at Azul Paradise Resort – your gateway to paradise!

Warm regards, The Azul Paradise Resort Team