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Bocas del Toro, Panama One Day Tour

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If you don’t have much time but still don’t want to miss out on this tropical paradise this one day tour to Bocas del Toro is for you.

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 crossed the border, your guide will drive you to Almirante town from where it is a 30 minutes boat ride to Bocas Town on the main island. From Bocas Town, 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 the best locations of Bocas del Toro.

Option“Touch of Nature”takes you first to the Dolphin Bay where you will have the chance to observe dolphins in their natural environment. Then you will head to Cayo Coral to do enjoy some time snorkeling 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 you are heading back to Costa Rica.

Option“Easy Going” will first visit the Star Fish Beach where you can observe large starfishes. Just next to this beach you will find Boca del Drago, a famous snorkeling spot of the area and known for its beautiful coral reef. The final stop will be at Punta Manglar where you can enjoy the scenery and the spectacle offered by the always entertaining Seagulls.

Please note, this tour is not for everybody! Although Panama is our neighboring country, tourism has a different significance than in Costa Rica. The weather can also play a role in operating this tour. When departing from Puerto Viejo, you are 3 hours travel away from Bocas del Toro and weather conditions can change quickly. Safety is the primary concern of the tour operator and so they reserve the right to modify the tour itinerary and places visited. No refund will apply in this case.

Tour information:

Departures: 5:45AM in Cahuita, 6:00 AM in Puerto Viejo
Duration: Full day
Cost per person: Touch of Nature: $149.00
Easy Going: $149.00
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 $8 for round trip), 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, $8 for the border-crossing taxes and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica, some cash (US dollars, small bills)

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