Bocas del Toro to San José (Caribe Shuttle, Boat & Lunch)

Bocas del Toro to San José (Caribe Shuttle, Boat & Lunch)
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  • Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
  • Product code: PFXI9F

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Please expect extensive delays for this route due to major road construction on hwy 32.

Getting from Bocas del Toro, Panama to San José, Costa Rica has never been easier. We take care of everything. We even throw in Lunch. We will pick you up at the Taxi Valencia dock, or at Selina Hostel (for Selina guests only) You will take a 30 minute boat ride past some beautiful islands and mangroves to Almirante, where you will board one of our air conditioned late model shuttle vans direct to the border. From there we have our guide assist you with the immigration process leaving Panama and checking into Costa Rica. 

We then drive direct to Banana Azul where you will spend an hour or two having lunch and enjoying this beautiful little resort hotel on the beach in Puerto Viejo.

From here we pick you up and make the 5 to 6 hour trip direct to downtown San José area hotels & the airport. 

Please be aware that due to extensive road construction between Puerto Viejo and San Jose there can be considerable delays.


8:00 am to 8:30 am: Check in at our desk in Bocas

8:30 am to 9:00 am: Boat travel to Almirante

9:00 am to 10:00 am: Travel to border

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Border crossing 

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Travel to Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica time)

11:00 am to 1:00 pm: Lunch at Banana Azul

1:00 pm to 6:00 pm: Travel to San José

6:00 pm to 6:45 pm:  Downtown San José hotel and airport drop off.


  • Please have your passport with no less than 6 months to expire and printed flight itinerary 
  • Your flight can be from anywhere in Central America back to your home country, but must be within 90 days of the border crossing.
  • $4.00 to exit Panama or enter Panama.
  • Pick-up time is an estimate and may vary by 15 minutes either direction. Clients should be waiting at the assigned pick up point 15 minutes before the assigned pick-up time. The shuttle will wait for clients a maximum of 5 minutes. If after that waiting period the client is not on board, the shuttle will leave without the client and the client will NOT receive a refund.
  • You are allowed 1 large bag or backpack and 1 carry on size (computer bag) per person.
  • There is a $22 fee for each extra piece of luggage, odd or over size/weight luggage, surfboard bag (Surf boards up to 6 ft 5 in)
  • Please note: Because of road construction delays on route 32, drop offs at the airport could be as late as 8 PM.