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Taxi boat and accommodations at Bocas del Toro

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Taxi boat and accommodations at Bocas del Toro

Hi, I will be travelling to Bocas from November 13th through November 16th, will be staying at Puerto Viejo Limon on November 12th ... Where do I need to go to take a boat to Bocas on November 13th? Where will the boat take me to? Any recommendation for hotels, centrally located ... Ill be travelling by myself ...

Thanks for the advice!

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1. Re: Taxi boat and accommodations at Bocas del Toro

take the bus to Sixaola, and when you cross the border, ask for Papito, a taxi driver. He'll take you to the finca outside of Changuinola where you can catch the boat to Bocas. The boat will drop you off near the center of town. From there, you'll have your pick of centrally located hotels. For a basic, clean and comfortable room, there is Laguna, right on the main road.

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2. Re: Taxi boat and accommodations at Bocas del Toro

Yes Papito is the right guy but he is not all the time found at the boarder, if you want him to look for you mail to info@bocasmarinetours.com let them know the arrival time in Sixaola and they inform Papito. If you do not feel like doing this there are as well other taxi drivers you just need to know not to pay more then $5.00 p.p.They might be able as well to give you the phone numbers of the hotel you like to stay for your reservation

The 16-11 is Bocas day and the Hotels are pretty busy it is advisable to make a reservation in advance. Hotel laguna is a o.k. Hotel on mainstreet. But then it is depend how much you want to spend. Hotels around $35 to 65 are Laguna , Las Olas , Bahia. If you want something a bit cheaper clean and central try Casa Max or Casa de Hansi last hospedaje is very new Ex owner of Hospedaje .

Heike opened a new place, and is still in no Travel guide .

If you like to party and have no problem with music until late hours try Hotel Hippocampo. If you look for an upscale hotel Limbo or Bocas del toro Hotel will serve your needs .

good luck

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3. Re: Taxi boat and accommodations at Bocas del Toro

Can you take a water taxi directly from puerto viejo CR?

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4. Re: Taxi boat and accommodations at Bocas del Toro

Simba - no, you need to cross the border first, clear customs and immigration into Panama and then head to either Almirante or Changuinola to catch the water taxis...

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