13 days in Panama City & Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

13 days in Panama City & Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

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13 days in Panama City & Bocas del Toro Province Itinerary

Start: Montreal, Quebec
Fly:  8 h 45 min
1
Panama City
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Ferry:  3 h
2
Isla Bastimentos
— 1 night
Ferry:  30 min
3
Bocas Town, Isla Colon
— 5 nights
+6
Ferry + Bus + Drive + Bus + Foot + Bus + Fly:  16 h 15 min
End: Montreal, Quebec

6
nights
Panama City

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
Escape the urban bustle at Panama Rainforest Discovery Center and Soberania National Park. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and El Palmar Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Asociacion Panamericana para la Conservacion (in Gamboa), Farallon Butterflies (in Farallon) and Portobelo (Museo de La Real Aduana de Portobelo & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Metropolitan National Park, pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Francisco de Asis, and take an in-depth tour of Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama.

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Montreal, Canada to Panama City is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, Panama City is much warmer than Montreal - with highs of 38°C and lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Isla Bastimentos.

Things to do in Panama City

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Gamboa, Portobelo, El Palmar Beach, Farallon Butterflies
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center ©
Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

1
night
Isla Bastimentos

Isla Bastimentos ©
Sitting fairly close to the mainland and just a short boat ride from Bocas del Toro International Airport, the well-connected but still preserved Isla Bastimentos offers access to a national park of protected rainforest and coastline, as well as an abundance of small, uninhabited islands dotted just offshore.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): kick back and relax at Wizard Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Frog Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Isla Bastimentos day trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and ferry from Panama City to Isla Bastimentos in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Panama City in March: highs in Isla Bastimentos hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can catch the ferry to Bocas Town.

Things to do in Isla Bastimentos

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Red Frog Beach ©
Red Frog Beach
Wizard Beach ©
Wizard Beach

5
nights
Bocas Town, Isla Colon

The colorful and relaxed Bocas Town has a welcoming atmosphere, with the modestly sized urban area showcasing typical Caribbean clapboard houses and home to a mixed community from across the world.
Step out of the city life by going to Scuba & Snorkeling and Starfish Beach. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bastimentos National Park and Finca Los Monos Botanical Garden. Change things up with a short trip to Playa Bluff in Bluff Beach (about 30 minutes away). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Boca del Drago, have fun and explore at Plastic Bottle Village, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Bocas Town trip itinerary planner.

Bocas Town is just a short distance from Isla Bastimentos. In March, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bocas Town

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Isla Colon, Playa Bluff
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Bastimentos National Park ©
Bastimentos National Park
Boca del Drago ©
Boca del Drago

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