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Flights to BOC booked but Changuinola is available. Advice?

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Flights to BOC booked but Changuinola is available. Advice?

Hi, our hotels are booked but we cannot get space on Air Panama from Albrook to Bocas in August. There is still availability into Changuionola but I know nothing about this area. Is this a good option and then take a water taxi to Bocas? If so, how frequent are the water taxis and how often do they operate. Two adults and 1 four year old.

Thanks so much!

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1. Re: Flights to BOC booked but Changuinola is available. Advice?

You should contact the airline directly as usually the same plane that goes to Changuinola also goes to Bocas.

But, if you do go to Changuinola, you will need to take a taxi/shuttle/bus to Almirate (30-60 minutes depending on number of stops) and then a water taxi to Bocas. The water taxis leave every 30 minutes til 6pm.

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AdventureTrav is right you need to call Air Panama. Did you already do that and they told you that flights are full or did you try to go thru their website. The websites on most of the CA local airlines are a PIA. Air Panama can be difficult to get thru to on the phone but don't give up. We just booked ours this week. Now Nature Air issues and triple charges on cc. Nothing is easy when trying to travel around CA. It is not so bad once you are there cause you can embrace a Pura Vida attitude but when you are at home trying to deal it can get frustrating. Once you book your flight before you leave I would call and double check the flight reservation then do it again once in Panama.

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3. Re: Flights to BOC booked but Changuinola is available. Advice?

Thanks all. Got it worked out.

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