Bocas del Toro Archipelago Holiday
The Bocas del Toro Archipelago is a group of islands off the coast of northwest Panama. It separates Almirante Bay and Chiriquí Lagoon from the open Caribbean Sea. Bocas Archipelago is known for sustainable tourism, with ecolodges fuelled by solar power and integrating the indigenous Ngöbe-Buglé people. Bocas del Toro Town, or just Bocas Town, its capital, sits at the southern tip of Isla Colón and serves as a convenient base for exploring the archipelago.
Fly to the Bocas del Toro Archipelago where you will spend time at a unique eco-lodge with opportunities for kayaking, snorkelling and tasting the exquisite cuisine of the Caribbean at your fingertips. Relax or explore, the stunning scenery and bio-diversity of the area- stroll through the mangroves and spot a myriad of exotic creatures. End tour on the idyllic sandy beaches of the archipelago, and swimming in the warm crystal-clear Caribbean waters.
Bocas del Toro Archipelago Holiday Panama City, Bocas del Toro
(8 Days – Travel Any Day)
Day 01 – Arrive
Panama City On arrival at the Tocumen International Airport, you will be met by our representative and escorted by private transfer to your hotel in Panama City.
Overnight at Bristol Hotel.
Day 02 & 03 – City Tour
Panama City Take a private guided tour of the famous first city of Panama La Vieja. This was the first Spanish city established on the Pacific side, and destroyed in 1671 by the famous English pirate Henry Morgan, who took Fort San Lorenzo on the Caribbean side and proceeded to Panama City.
Continue to Casco Antiguo, the city that was strategically constructed in 1673 after Henry Morgan abolished the first city. It was built by the Spanish and then used by the French during the construction of the canal and also by the railroad workers. Here you will observe the diverse architecture and city layout. Take a panoramic view of the city from Ancon Hill before lunch at a gourmet restaurant in the city, Manolo Caracol or similar.
Then travel to the Miraflores Locks, the entrance to the Pacific side of the canal. Here you will learn about and watch this engineering master piece in motion. In the nearby French Cemetery, you may pay your respect to over 1,000 people who died in the construction of the canal.
Next day is free to explore the city, go shopping or just relax by the pool. Optional tours are available upon request to the rainforest, Portobello, El Valle, Isla Grande and many more.
Overnight at Bristol Hotel (B)
Day 04 – Transfer
Bocas Del Toro Archipelago Take a private transfer to the Albrook domestic airport for one-hour flight to Colon Island located in the Bocas del Toro Archipelago. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy the area.
Overnight at Eclypse De Mar hotel (B, L, D)
Day 05 & 06 – Explore
Bocas Del Toro Archipelago You have two days to explore the picturesque beaches of the archipelago. There will an opportunity to go snorkelling and observe diverse marine life of the surrounding reef, walk on white sand beaches and relax in the ideal setting of the Caribbean Sea.
Overnight at Eclypse De Mar hotel (B, L, D)
Day 07 – Transfer
Panama City Take a private transfer to Bocas domestic airport for your flight to Panama City. Meet and greet on arrival and take a private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at Casco Viejo (B)
Day 08 – Depart
Panama City Private transfer to Tocumen International Airport for your onward flight (B)
Make this your holiday
Getting There International flights arrive at Tocumen International Airport (PTY) in Panama City. Flight from the US are mostly routed through Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston or Miami and other Central and South American cities; KLM and Iberia fly from Amsterdam and Madrid, respectively. Flights from San José, in neighbouring Costa Rica, often stop in David before continuing on to Panama City. The recently upgraded airport in David is expected to see direct international flights from and to the US at some point.
When to go The best time to visit Panama is during the dry season from around mid-December to mid-April. There is a prolonged rainy season from May to November, with the heaviest rain between October and November. Rain in Panama tends to come in sudden short downpours followed by sunshine. The climate is less tropical at higher elevations. In mountain areas, the average annual temperature ranges from 10 C to 19 C at various mountain elevations.