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Bocas del Toro, Panama One Day Tour


Don’t have much time but hate to miss out on Panama’s tropical paradise? This Bocas del Toro one-day tour is for you.

Are You Ready for Adventure?

Our provider picks you up at your hotel early in the morning and takes you directly to the border of Costa Rica and Panama. Once you cross the border, your guide will drive you to Almirante. From there, it’s a 30-minute boat ride to Bocas on the main island. From Bocas you will start cruising the Bocas del Toro archipelago and enjoy its natural beauty.

We offer two different options! Both including snorkeling at top spots and visiting some top locations of Bocas del Toro.

Touch of Nature

This tour will first take you to Dolphin Bay. Here, you’ll have the chance to observe dolphins in their natural environment. Then you will head to Cayo Coral to snorkel and discover the fascinating underwater world of the archipelago. Finally, the tour will take you for a visit to the Red Frog Beach Reserve before heading back to Costa Rica.

Easy Going

First we will visit bird island to watch different kinds of birds arriving to the island. After about 20 to 30 minutes you head on to Boca del Drago. Here, you will order lunch and take a stroll along the beach before eating. The final stop is Star Fish Beach where you can observe large starfishes. This beach is also an amazing spot for snorkeling. You are going to have about 2 hours to enjoy this lovely beach!

Please note: this Bocas del Toro one-day tour is not for everybody! Although Panama is our neighboring country, tourism has a different feel than in Costa Rica. The weather can also play a role in operating this tour.

Puerto Viejo is three hours from Bocas del Toro and weather conditions can change quickly. Safety is the primary concern of the tour operator, and they reserve the right to modify the tour itinerary and places visited. If this is the case, no refund will apply.

Tour information:

Departures: 5:45AM in Cahuita, 6:00 AM in Puerto Viejo
Duration: Full day
Includes: Transportation, tour according to the option selected, lunch, snorkeling equipment, during the tour cooler with ice and 2 drinks per person (water or soda)
Not included: Border crossing fees (calculate another $9 for round trip), $5 entrance fee at Red Frog Beach (Touch of Nature), additional transportation charges apply for hotels outside of Puerto Viejo: Playa Chiquita $10, Punta Uva $15, Manzanillo or Cahuita $20 (per booking). Breakfast is not included and we recommend you ask for a breakfast box at your hotel.
What to bring: Bathing suit underneath your clothes (there are no changing rooms), sunglasses, sunscreen, set of clothes to change, towel, valid passport, $9 for the border-crossing taxes and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica, extra cash (US dollars, small bills)

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Bocas del Toro, Panama One Day Tour - Booking Form

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Terms and conditions
  1. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip. For last minute bookings please check availability first.
  2. Cancellation charges vary by the provider, please contact us for details.
  3. Most services run daily unless they have reached capacity on your date or have not reached a minimum number of persons required for the service to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or promptly refund your payment, less bank fees.
  4. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe, so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  5. Should your plans change and you need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you at another time or refund your money according to our terms & conditions.
  6. The client is responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your arrangement and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to re-accommodate you.
  7. For arrangements within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. We also recommend to have a printed version of your flight ticket, to proof that you will leave the country. Border crossing fees may apply.
  8. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice are non-refundable.
  9. Cancellations of single bookings will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges). Changes of dates or times may be possible without a fee depending on availability or vendor policy; otherwise the cancellation fee will apply.
  10. Cancellations are subject to bank imposed fees which are generally 3% to 5% of the amount. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  11. Cancellations must be made in writing.
  12. No shows are subject to a 100% penalty.
  13. Please note that we cannot comfirm your booking until we have received the complete passport info for ALL passengers.
  14. Every person crossing the border must show their passport, present the itinerary/plane ticket showing your departure from Costa Rica, pay a Costa Rica exit tax of $8 US and pay a Panama entry and then exit tax of $8 US ($8 in total).
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Bocas del Toro, Panama One Day Tour - Terms and Conditions

  1. Full payment is required at the time of reservation to secure your spot. We will email you a confirmation so you will be fully paid up on the day of your trip. For last minute bookings please check availability first.
  2. Cancellation charges vary by the provider, please contact us for details.
  3. Most services run daily unless they have reached capacity on your date or have not reached a minimum number of persons required for the service to operate. If we are unable to accommodate you on your chosen date, we will, at your option, either reschedule your date or promptly refund your payment, less bank fees.
  4. Tours will depart daily regardless of weather unless conditions would make it unsafe, so please be prepared for the possibility of rain.
  5. Should your plans change and you need to make changes, we will work with the supplier to either accommodate you at another time or refund your money according to our terms & conditions.
  6. The client is responsible for any fees charged by the vendor as they have committed resources to your arrangement and may have more restrictive policies. The more notice you give us, the more likely we will be able to re-accommodate you.
  7. For arrangements within Costa Rica please always make sure to carry a copy of your valid passport and your last entry stamp with you. For day and multi-day trips that involve border-crossing you must carry your valid passport and a copy of it with you at all times. We also recommend to have a printed version of your flight ticket, to proof that you will leave the country. Border crossing fees may apply.
  8. Cancellations with less than 72 hours notice are non-refundable.
  9. Cancellations of single bookings will incur a $15 cancellation fee (plus any bank or vendor charges). Changes of dates or times may be possible without a fee depending on availability or vendor policy; otherwise the cancellation fee will apply.
  10. Cancellations are subject to bank imposed fees which are generally 3% to 5% of the amount. Or we will be happy to apply your payment to another service.
  11. Cancellations must be made in writing.
  12. No shows are subject to a 100% penalty.
  13. Please note that we cannot comfirm your booking until we have received the complete passport info for ALL passengers.
  14. Every person crossing the border must show their passport, present the itinerary/plane ticket showing your departure from Costa Rica, pay a Costa Rica exit tax of $8 US and pay a Panama entry and then exit tax of $8 US ($8 in total).