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Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

Halifax, Canada
posts: 17
reviews: 1
Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

Hello,

We are planning to travel to the above islands, and have checked flights on AirPanama and Aeroperlas. It appears that we have to fly to each island and then return to Albrook. Ideally we would like to fly to San Blas, then from San Blas to David and then from David to Bocas. Is there a way to do this? Any advice would be appreciated! Thank you,

Ottawa, Ontario
posts: 166
reviews: 10
1. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

No, unfortunately. You fly from Panama City (Albrook) to San Blas on a tiny puddle-jumper plane, then back to Panama City. The flights don't go anywhere else except to other islands within the San Blas archipelago.

Similarly, you can fly from Panama City to David, and back again. You can also fly between Panama City and Bocas, and back again. When we were there a month ago, there were no flights between David and Bocas. That may have changed, but we were there in high season, so...

But the drive between David (or Boquete) and Bocas is absolutely stunning. We did a private one-way tour with a company called Coffee Adventures and they were great. It's well worth the money and time, if you're looking for an alternative to the bus.

Cincinnati, Ohio
posts: 7
reviews: 4
2. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

Any idea what the frequency and costs are flying from Panama City to San Blas round trip? We are going there on the way back from Peru. THANKS.

Cincinnati, Ohio
posts: 7
reviews: 4
3. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

Any idea what the frequency and costs are flying from Panama City to San Blas round trip? We are going there on the way back from Peru. THANKS.

Panama City, Panama
posts: 5,790
reviews: 79
4. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

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Atlanta
Destination Expert
for Jaco, Bocas Town
posts: 3,718
reviews: 115
5. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

There use to be regular flights from David to Bocas. I know that stopped for awhile, but I heard it would start up again.

Berryville, Virginia
posts: 1
reviews: 1
6. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

HOW TO REACH SAN BLAS or KUNA YALA

There is now a road from Panama City to Carti , making it possible to reach the San Blas Islands without flying.. The trip is not bad -- about 2 hours and $30. But one company, Lam Tours, (Judy and Junior) seems to be monopolizing access, making them the ONLY transport. The service is bad. They arrive almost two hours late and jam too many people into cars.

7. Re: Flying to San Blas, Pearl Islands and Bocas del Torro

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