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"Travel Site" a bocas del toro shuttle to stay away from!

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"Travel Site" a bocas del toro shuttle to stay away from!

I've just wanted to let you know about an agency that you should tell people to beware of (maybe this will help someone...)

it called "Travel Site" and it offer a shuttle to bocas del toro.

it is located just east from the mega super (or from pagalu right then left)

and the little story goes like that: we booked for 11am just the day before, and asked if it's includes a transportation up until the hostel itself in boca, as we have suite cases and it's hard to walk with them.

they said that yes, no problem.

the shuttle only went on 12 (and they told us that at 10:50...), as a matter of fact there was like 5 people that ordered the 8am shuttle and they decided to let them know in the morning that they will leave at 11 (then 12....)

when we got to bocas there was no shuttle/taxi to take us to the hotel, just a guy who waited with us for a taxi (that we paid for it...)

so that's it, I hope that other will not get lied to like they did to us.

tnx, Nitzan

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1. Re: "Travel Site" a bocas del toro shuttle to stay away from!

Thanks for the heads up, good to know!

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2. Re: "Travel Site" a bocas del toro shuttle to stay away from!

Yeah, there are lots of people saying they will do Bocas for $20 and then they wait till they get enough people to make it work. They even cancel if they don't have enough.

I always refer Caribe Shuttle. They go even if they just have 2 people. Yes, it is more, but at least you can feel confident the trip will happen.

Soon they will have a San Jose Bocas run as well.

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I used Caribe Shuttle for my transfer fro CR to Bocas and would use them again.

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We have been working with Caribe Shuttle for a couple of years and always had good experience. Them as well as Caribbean Tours offer the shuttle for 30 dollars and in my opinion the service is worth the money. Even if you travel on your own, using public bus, then taxi sharing on Panama side and the boat, it will easily cost you 20 dollars. 10 dollars more to travel hassle free and be picked up/dropped off at your hotel in Puerto Viejo/Cahuita. That said, none of the two incluede drop off/pick up in Bocas del Toro.

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10. Re: "Travel Site" a bocas del toro shuttle to stay away from!

May I add - I booked my transport with Caribe Shuttle with Gecko Trail Adventures.. hassle free is right my dear. There was someone at every stop to help us and guide us. Also for the money includes the biggest adventure tour ever...crossing that Panama bridge.

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