June Itinerary in Panama and Costa Rica

Details of our excellent trip in June to look back on…

Friday 5th June

Puerto Escondido to Mexico City, Viva Aerobus, 1 hour

Free shuttle bus to hotel from T1 gate 4 to hotel.

Overnight at Ramada Aeropuerto Hotel

Saturday 6th June

Free shuttle bus from hotel to T2

Mexico City to Panama City, Aeroméxico, 3.5 hours

Taxi from airport to downtown $30

Stay at Radisson Hotel, package included $20 bar credit per day and breakfast buffet.

Saturday 13th June

Yellow taxi to Airport $15

Panama City, Albrook Airport to Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro. Air Panama, 45mins


Stay at Tropical Suites, studio room rate included cooked breakfast at nearby restaurant and daily room cleaning.


Saturday 20th June

Bocas Town to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica, 3 hours.

Transfer with Caribe Shuttle. $30 each


Taxi boat to Almirate, 45 mins (breaking down on the way, passing boat stopped to assist with tools..)

Mini bus with free wifi to Panama border, 1 hour

Exit fee from Panama $4 each

Border bridge crossing by foot.

No fee to enter Costa Rica, no request at Immigration office to see proof of how we would exit.


Mini bus to Puerto Viejo, 45 mins

Stay at Banana Azul, room rate included cooked breakfast.


Friday 26th June

Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica to Bocas Town, Panama, 3 hours

Transfer with Caribe Shuttle. $30 each

Mini bus to Costa Rica border, 45 mins

Exit fee from Costa Rica $8 each

Border bridge crossing by foot

Entry fee to Panama $4 each, at Immigration office they did request to see our plane exit ticket itinerary from Panama but no request for sight of proof of funds. (We had read they might need to see you had $500 funds, by showing a credit card or bank statement)


Mini bus with free wifi to Almirate, 1 hour

Taxi boat to Bocas Town, 30 mins

Overnight at Tropical Suites, Bocas Town

Saturday 27th June

Bocas Town to Panama City.

Air Panama, 45mins

Airport taxi to downtown $20

Stay at The Bristol Hotel room rate included breakfast buffet. (Late booking through Trivago.com for cheap weekend rate, absolute bargain for a bit of luxury)


Monday 29th June

Taxi from hotel to airport $30

Panama City to Mexico City, Aeroméxico, 3.5 hours


Free shuttle bus to hotel from T2 ground floor concourse.

Overnight at Fiesta Inn, room rate included breakfast buffet. (Better airport hotel choice than the Ramada)

Tuesday 30th June 

Free shuttle bus from hotel to T1

Mexico City to Puerto Escondido, Viva Aerobus, 1 hour

All costs listed in American dollars


Panama Highlights:

Visiting the Panama Canal

Shopping in Multiplaza!

Wandering the streets of Casco Viejo

Bocas del Toro Highlights

Snorkeling, seeing starfish and sloth.

Costa Rica Highlights

Relaxing at Banana Azul hotel on the beach, reading and painting.

Visiting the Jaguar Rescue Centre.

We need to return to Costa Rica to explore more of this gorgeous country



One thought on “June Itinerary in Panama and Costa Rica”

  1. Yes indeed you must! I lived there for six months for language training. I also took my wife there for honeymoon. I’m transiting thru next May. Smaller airport than Panama but orderly.

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