How to come to Bocas del Toro ?

From Panama City

By Plane – 1h : Air Panama
From Albrook airport to Bocas Del Toro, Isla Colon.

By Bus – 10h : Gran Terminal de Transporte:
Overnight bus from Albrook Bus Terminal to Changuinola, then a bus or taxi from Changuinola to Almirante dock (30 min).
And boat from Almirante to Bocas del Toro isla Colon (30 min), the last boat is at 6:00 pm.

From Costa Rica

By Plane – 1h15 : Nature Air : or Air Panama :
From San Jose to Bocas del Toro, isla Colon.

By Bus – 10h : From San Jose (Costa Rica) to Bocas del Toro (Panama).
Direct bus or Shuttle goes through the border (Sixaola / Guabito),

How to come to El Caribeo ?

El Caribeo is located on Cristobal island, 10 min from Bocas Town (Isla Colon). Only accessible by the sea that guarantees you a quiet stay while remaining close to the activities offered by the archipelago.

If you arrived by plane : you can walk 10 min or take a taxi ($2.5/pers) until the Water-taxi dock.

If you arrived by bus and water shuttle : from dock, you can walk 5 min until the Water-taxi dock.

If you already are in Bocas : you can manage your transport with your previous Hotel or contact us.

There is many Water-taxi that you can use, we recommend the one located in “Calle 1ra”, next to “El Barco Hundido”. Price around $20 (for 2 pers.)

If the driver don’t know the place, you can say :
« El Caribeo, isla Cristoblal, punta coco, en frente de bocas, la casa con techo azul »

Electricity in tents? Hot water ?

Each tent is equipped with electric outlets, a fan, and lights, hot water in bathroom. Please do not bring speakers, hair dryers, etc.
Our electricity come from the sun.

Mosquitoes, insects, or dangerous wildlife ?

We are in the jungle. However, because of the lovely ocean breeze and some preventative measures, we don’t have many mosquitoes. Chitras (sandflies) only come out at dusk and sunrise, a quick application of coconut oil or bug spray will help to keep them away ! The tents are equipped with mosquitoes nets to guarantee you a good night.

What should I bring?

Beach Towel
Headlamp / Flashlight
Rain jacket
Mosquito repellent
Quick-dry clothes (please note there are no laundry facilities)
Sunglasses and solar protection
Good book for the book exchange.

What NOT to bring?

It is very important that you do not bring any food.
El Caribeo is located in a beautifully lush rainforest, and there are many small insects which are attracted to any kind of food.

Can i drink tap water ?

All of the water at El Caribeo is rainwater. It’s filtered at the main house but it is not recommended to drink that of your bathroom. As our natural water source is limited, we ask all of our guests to be conservative in their usage.

What’s the weather like?

The air and the sea in Bocas del Toro are always warm. The weather is usually nice, it rains sometimes during the day. In November and December the rain is more regular.