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La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

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La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

Hi everyone!

I'm having a hard time getting a flight from La Fortuna down to Bocas del Toro (through San Jose/Pavas). Even driving down to San Jose and flying to Bocas the prices for 2 people is over $800! Anybody know of a charter helicopter available? For this price I should be able to get a direct flight from La Fortuna on a private carrier. I see flights from San Jose landing at The Springs constantly. Any company recommendations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! :-)

Wendy

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1. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

I don't know where you are looking, Wendy, but I just found a flight from San Jose/Pavas to Bocas del Toro for $215 total. Not sure of your dates - I just used April 17 for the heck of it. Have you tried the Nature Air website?

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2. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

Hi Hattie,

Yes...the price is just crazy...maybe it's just my dates-they're unfortunately not flexible as it's the only time I'm not booked. I've tried NatureAir, Sansa, even AirPanama. I see these helicopters land at The Springs all the time and I thought I'd see if I could get a good/fast flight from here to there. :-) Thanks!

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3. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

Er - the obvious answer seems to be: Ask at The Springs? (Sorry - I just couldn't resist.... lol)

Of course, if you have the time, you can shuttle to Puerto Viejo, spend the night and go from there to Bocas del Toro. But maybe time is your biggest issue....

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4. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

I think the helicopters there are from Del Rey...that's a whole other ball of wax. :-) But I think that's a good idea...I'll see if they know who to call (minus the strippers). :-) I like your idea about Puerto Viejo...that may be the solution from a financial stand point as well. Thank you as always Hattie...you're the best!!! :-)

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5. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

Wait... there are strippers at The Springs?

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6. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

Only when they're flown in from Del Rey. :-) :-) :-) I've decided to spend 2 nights in Puerto Viejo, then take the shuttle across the border. Thanks for the suggestion...my friend has never been there so better on the budget. :-) Thanks Hattie! Good night. :-)

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7. Re: La Fortuna to Bocas del Toro

For future reference, you can look at Paradise Air for private charter flight (not sure about helicopters, but they have a couple of gulfstreams) They're actually pretty reasonable for private flight service and use quality equipment.

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