Bocas del Mar Hotel is
situated on the Pacific Ocean at Boca Chica,
on the mainland in the province of Chiriquí,
Panamá. No boat transfer is needed. This is
the gateway to the unspoiled islands of the
Gulf of Chiriqui Marine National Park.
The provincial capital,
David and its airport are 50 minutes away
(frequent regional flights from here to Panama City (for worldwide connections),
Bocas del Toro & Costa Rica). We
optional transfer service
from the airport as well as Boquete. There
is also car rental at the airport with most
well-known brands & taxis. (Normal
sedans & hatchbacks can be used. A SUV is
Boquete is just 90
minutes away, making it ideal to stay a few
days at Bocas del Mar on the warm ocean
side, before or after a visit to the
highlands. It is also perfect for a few days
stopover when driving along the Pan-American
Highway between Panama City and Bocas del
Toro, as we are at about the mid-journey
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David City: 45
David Airport: 50
minutes (flights to Panamá City, for
worldwide connections (Copa,
Bocas del Toro and Costa Rica (Air Panama))
Boquete and Volcan:
Panama City by air:
50 minutes from David Airport
Panama City by road:
420 kilometers/260 miles
Costa Rica border:
120 kilometers/75 miles
Bocas del Toro
(Caribbean coast): 220 kilometers/ 135
Gulf of Chiriquí
Marine National Park by boat: 20 minutes
Isla Boca Brava and
other stunning beaches of the Boca Chica
area by boat: a few minutes
How to find us if
The hotel is 2km before
Boca Chica, a small and laid-back fishing
village, which is just 20 minutes from the
famous Pan-American Highway (known locally
as the Carretera InterAmericana). From the
highway, follow the local road that runs via
the village of Horconcitos*
The hotel is signposted
just before Boca Chica and is reached by its
own short private access road. (*Driving
tip: on passing through the center of
Horconcitos village, take the right fork at
the small triangular park by the church to
pick up the Boca Chica road.)
Flying in from N.
America, Europe or S. America
You will arrive in Panama City’s Tocumen Airport (IATA code: PTY). From here you have 3 options available for onward travel to the hotel:
Connect to a regional flight from Tocumen Airport (PTY) to David (DAV), (our nearest airport) using COPA Airlines, part of the Star Alliance (www.copaair.com). There are 2-3 flights daily
(flight time from Panama City is 45 minutes).
Or transfer from Tocumen Airport to Albrook Airport (PAC) in Panama City (30 minutes by taxi) for other regional flights. Air Panama runs frequent flights from here to David (DAV) (www.airpanama.com).
This also gives you the possibility to discover Panama City on the way if you wanted.
Or the interesting drive from Panama City is 420 km/260m.
Transfer from David airport: We can arrange an optional shuttle transfer from David Airport by road to the hotel.
Also available from David: extra-special transfers - seaplane transfer to our dock or fast boat via stunning mangroves.
Car Rental: There is also car rental at all airports in Panama, including David, with leading brands.
Public Transportation: Please email us for options.