Bocas Bound is opening at the end of 2009. New! Nice Beds, Clean Rooms and include Air Conditioning.
This is the only hostel in Bocas del Toro with direct-quick access to great beaches--so save money on water taxis by staying here.
This Island provides a springboard for activities and adventures.
'Looking for the next Costa Rica? Just head down the coast a few miles to Panama and the Isla Bastimentos, part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Caribbean Sea. Here you'll find virgin rain forests, offshore coral gardens and mangrove islands, and stunning beaches pounded by Hawaii-sized waves.' - USA Today, 2009
Surfs-up...see you at Bocas Bound!!
From San Jose, Costa Rica Airport:
--Taxi ride from airport to bus station ($10-$15 per person); Bus Ride from San Jose to Puerto Viejo ($8); Stay the night at Rockin J's for the night in Puerto Viejo ($7); Take bus from Puerto Viejo to border town of Sixola ($3); Taxi ride to seaside town of Almirante ($10); Catch the water taxi to Bocas ($4); Catch water taxi to Bocas Bound on Bastimentos ($5)
--You can fly Monday, Wednesday, Friday directly from San Jose into Bocas: www.natureair.com
From Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica:
--Take bus from Puerto Viejo to border town of Sixola ($3); Taxi ride to seaside town of Almirante ($10); Catch the water taxi to Bocas ($4); Catch water taxi to Bocas Bound on Bastimentos ($5) or take Bocas Shuttle ($28).
From Panama City:
--Can take a domestic flight: www.flyairpanama.com and www.aeroperlas.com ($80)
--Bus ride takes approximately 8.5 hours and the cost is approximately $20. Bus departs from Gran Terminal Nacional de Transporte near Albrook Airport From Almirante, you will need to take the water taxi to Bocas.