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.
You will be picked up early in the morning at your hotel to head directly to the border of Costa Rica and Panama. After crossing the border over the famous bridge of River Sixaola your driver will bring you to the Port of Almirante. From there you head towards the Dolphin Bay, enjoying a light breakfast on the boat. At the Dolphin Bay you have time to observe dolphins in their natural environment before you’re heading towards Cayo Coral. At Cayo Coral you can discover the underwater world whilst snorkelling. The boat will take you past many mangrove forests where you can catch glimpses of the diverse life hiding behind the thickly forested banks.
For lunch you will stop at the Cayo Coral Restaurant, then a visit to Red Frog beach before you departure for the Port of Almirante. The tour ends at around 5:45pm with being dropped off back at your hotel.
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.
06:30 Pickup in Cahuita hotels
07:00 Pickup in Puerto viejo hotels
08:00 Arrival at the border in Sixaola
09:45* departure from the border to Puerto Almirante
10:30* Arrival in Puerto Almirante
10:40* Light breakfast (orange juice, ham and cheese sandwich, fruit and coffee)
11:00* Dolphin Bay (Watch dolphins in their natural habitat)
11:45* Snorkelling at Cayo Coral (mask and tube will be provided)
13:15* Lunch at Cayo Coral Restaurant
14:15* Enjoy yourself at Playa Rana Roja
15:45* Departure to Puerto Almirante
16:15* Arrival at Puerto Almirante
17:00* Arrival at the border in Guabito
16:45 Departure to Puerto Viejo
17:45 Dropoff in Puerto Viejo hotels
18:15 Dropoff in Cahuita hotels
(*) Panamanian time
Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice.
|Departures:||6:30 AM in Cahuita, 7:00 AM in Puerto Viejo|
|Cost per person:||From $125 pp
This tour has a 4 pax minimum. Tours for 2 – 3 pax available at a higher rate if we cannot schedule you with another group. Please contact us for a binding quote.
|Includes:||Ground and boat transportation, swim vest, snorkel mask and tube, entrance to the national park and to Red Frog beach, light breakfast and lunch.|
|Not included:||Exit and entry fees to be paid on both sides of the border (calculate another $16 for round trip)
Pickup from areas outside Puerto Viejo; add $5 p/p for Cocles, $10 p/p for points further south or Cahuita.
|What to bring:||Bathing suit underneath (there are not changing rooms provided in this tour), sunglasses, sunscreen, towel, valid passport, $16 for the border-crossing taxes and onward ticket leaving Costa Rica, change of clothes, some cash (US dollars)|