Surf&Chill Bastimentos is located in Bastimentos village (Old Bank) on Isla Bastimentos which is part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago in the Northwest of Panama.
Our place is located very beautifully at the edge of the rainforest, surrounded by lush greenery and amazing wildlife, as well as offering stunning ocean views. At the same time, it’s only at a few minutes walking distance from the center of the village.
If you keep following the jungle trail that leads from the village to Surf&Chill Bastimentos you will reach gorgeous Wizard beach after 15-20 minutes.
HOW TO GET THERE:
From Isla Colón:
The boats from Isla Colón to Bastimentos leave from Boteros de Bastimentos on the main street (calle 3a). Boats run regularly throughout the whole day, the price for the 10 minutes boat ride is $3.
There is no bank and no ATM on Bastimentos – if you need to get cash, make sure you go to the bank in Bocas before taking the boat to Bastimentos!
From Panama City:
There are daily night buses from Panama City to Almirante. You can buy tickets one day in advance at the bus terminal in Albrook from where the buses leave. From Almirante there are frequent taxi boats to Isla Colón (Bocas).
There are also daily flights from Panama City to Isla Colón (Bocas). They are operated by Air Panama and leave from the airport Marcos A. Gelabert which is situated in Albrook.
There are also daily public buses from Davíd to Almirante (their final destination is Changuinola which is written on the bus) leaving frequently from early morning onwards. From Almirante there are frequent taxi boats to Isla Colón (Bocas).
From Costa Rica:
If you are coming from San José, Cahuita, or Puerto Viejo you can take a public bus to the boarder (Sixaola), then walk across the bridge that separates Costa Rica and Panama, and on the other side (Guabito) take a taxi or minibus to Almirante. From Almirante there are frequent taxi boats to Isla Colón (Bocas).
There are also daily shuttles from San José, Cahuita and Puerto Viejo to Isla Colón (Bocas). You can book the shuttle service online at www.caribeshuttle.com.