Planning to visit Bocas Del Toro in Panama? Whether you’re travelling from San Jose or Panama City, we’ve got it covered. Simply scroll down for all the latest travel advice and don’t forget to follow us on Twitter for top tips on backpacking around Central America.

Red Frog beach, Bocas Del Toro - How to get to Bocas Del Toro - Fabulous Travel Guide

Red Frog beach, Bocas Del Toro - How to get to Bocas Del Toro - Fabulous Travel Guide

From San Jose: Go to Caribe station and catch the 6am bus to the border town of Sixaola. This takes around 6 hours and costs from $10.

It takes around one hour to cross the border (NB. You’ll need to have proof of onward travel or they’ll make you buy a bus ticket). Once you’re safely across, get a bus to Almirante and then a 30-minute boat to Isla Conlon ($4).

From Panama City: You can get a direct bus to Almirante for around $23. It takes 12 hours and you can get an overnight bus.

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