Koko Acqua Lodge
Koko Acqua Lodge is an over the sea lodge on the longest dock in Saigon, which has gorgeous views of the mainland along with amazing sunsets to admire while relaxing on your private deck or second story balcony. You are minutes away from town by taxi or a 15-minute walk (1 1/4 miles).
All bungalows are 2-story, with a private deck and balcony, bed upstairs, bed downstairs, fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, hot water, and free drinking water!! They even provide a free kayak to explore the nearby coral reefs. If you want to book a stay or check prices of Koko Acqua Lodge click here for direct access.
What To Do In Bocas del Toro?
For a detailed explanation of things to do and see during your vacation in Bocas del Toro read our post “10 Best Things To Do In Bocas del Toro Panama”.
How Do You Get To Bocas del Toro?
From Costa Rica:
We stayed in Bocas del Toro after a month-long stay in Costa Rica. We took a shuttle from Puerto Viejo Costa Rica to the boat launch (lancha) in Almirante Panama. We took a water taxi to Isla Colon, which is a 40-minute ride. The water taxi costs $6 per person one-way.
There is also a public bus option from Costa Rica to Almirante; however, we didn’t choose that option because we were concerned about crossing the border alone and the cost was not much different when taking a shuttle. The shuttle driver basically “held our hand” through the whole process, border patrol, immigration, which included transferring us to a person to walk us over the border to another shuttle driver in Panama. I’ll be honest this was a bit stressful at times. I ripped my fingernails apart during the trip (another story). lol
You can fly from Panama City Tocumen (PTY), Albrook (PAC) or San Jose Costa Rica (SJO) directly to Bocas del Toro. Flying directly would be the fastest and most expensive way to get to Bocas del Toro.
Flying into Albrook airport (PAC):
By bus, the ticket will cost you $30, and it takes approximately 10 hours to get to Almirante. The journey is usually made at night; this is the longest and least expensive option. Buses depart from the Albrook bus terminal. You must go to the terminal window to purchase your ticket; currently, there are no online ticket sales. You can buy your ticket one-day prior to departure at the bus station ticket counter. You ask to buy a ticket to Almirante and all the people traveling with you must be present when purchasing the ticket(s). Make sure you have a jacket or dress in layers the air conditioning is usually on full blast. Upon arriving in Almirante, you will need to take a taxi to the pier ($1 per person) to catch the water taxi to Bocas del Toro ($6 per person).
For updated bus schedules call:
The telephone numbers are:
Albrook (Panama): (+507) 303-6326
Admiral: (+507) 758-3278
Flying into David (DAV)
By Bus from the David terminal:
Make sure you go to the side where buses depart as opposed to arrivals. You will be getting on a bus to Changuinola. The ride takes approximately 4 hours, and it costs $8. You will need to take a taxi to the pier ($1 per person) to catch the water taxi to Bocas del Toro ($6 per person).
Water taxis run from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
• Airport Distance
– 10 Hours from Alderbrook Airport (PAC)
– 11 Hours from Panama City Airport (PTY)
– 4 1/2 Hours from David Airport (DAV)
If you are interested in visiting a beautiful town not far from Bocas del Toro, you may want to read and watch a video of our visit to Boquete Panama. We highly recommend staying in Boquete even if it’s just for a few days, although, we would’ve loved to have stayed longer.
More 2 Traveling Lovers Article & Video links from Panama:
We spent a month traveling throughout Panama. If you’re interested in visiting the area, we hope you will find our articles and videos helpful. All of our posts have a video included, and we have new videos on our YouTube channel. Be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel too so you won’t miss a video.
Below are a few articles and videos from our stay in Panama:
These are towns in Panama we have traveled to and we recommend staying in these areas based upon our personal experience. Click on the town to be referred to the booking.com link to each city.
We hope you enjoyed our Bocas del Toro Romantic Getaway Series pick in Panama and you are excited to stay at Koko Acqua Lodge or one of the other waterfront properties.
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