Bocas del Toro Travel Info
Isla Bastimentos is a wild, magical place, full of incredible natural amenities. These villas are fully furnished private houses and are essentially "self-sufficient". We have a wonderful staff that can assist you in booking tours/activities or transportation to/from Bocas Town.
Please ensure that you have connected with our reservations department and advised them of your arrival time to Isla Bastimentos (Red Frog Marina). For day of arrival assistance, call 6559-8970. Our reservations deparment can assist with your Air Panama flight booking.
Bocas AirportWe have an office at the Bocas Airport. Our representative will meet you after you get your luggage and will assist you in arranging your boat and taxi ride to Red Frog.
Water TaxiThere are many boats that provide transportation to Isla Bastimentos. This is a 10-minute beautiful boat ride.
From the airport in Bocas, you can take a taxi to the Bocas Information Center along the waterfront ($2 per person).
It is highly recommended that villa guests arrive at Red Frog Beach no later than 7 PM
(earlier is better to avoid checking in at dark)
Golf Cart Rentals
- ON-SITE rentals for $40/day for one cart.
- PRE-PAID rentals for $35/day or $199/weekly with additional days at $35/day.
Red Frog Beach requires that guests are responsible for EXCESSIVE electric charges during their stay which varies depending on how much you use. Your rental price includes a standard amount of electricity required to run the villa, but if you go over the allotted amount, we have to charge you for the excess. We generate all the power on the island and so we ask our guests to pay for their electric usage as a conservation tactic. We have found that guests use about 60% less electricity when they are responsible for paying for their own excess usage and so we adopted this policy in order to conserve resources. We hope you understand this policy and support our efforts to be good to the environment which makes Red Frog such a special place.
Around Bocas TownTaxis are available all over Bocas Town. They are clearly marked yellow trucks. Taxis are a great way to assist you in getting around town if you are arriving to Bocas with heavy luggage from the airport or the Almirante water taxi. However, if you are in town to enjoy the sites, the people, and the laid back ambiance, we suggest walking. Walking is the best way to catch the spirit of Bocas Town as the main street is along the waterfront.
From Bocas Town to Isla Bastimentos & Red Frog Beach Rainforest ResortOne of our representatives can greet you at the Bocas del Toro airport when you arrive. To get from Bocas del Toro to Isla Bastimentos and the Red Frog Resort you can take a water taxi. There are several independent water taxis in Bocas Town and they are easy to find, prices vary. Enter at the public dock on the south side of Bastimentos, next to the Red Frog Marina. Your Villa Host can meet you there and you will go by golf cart to the Red Frog Villas (10 minute ride)
A valid passport is required for entry into Panama. Passports from the USA must be valid for at LEAST 3 months from your scheduled date of departure from Panama. Entry requirements vary depending on nationality- please ensure your documents are in order.
WiFi internet has been installed in all rental villas; however signal/speed strength sometimes varies and internet outages are unpredictable. We do have internet most of the time, but we cannot guarantee internet service or refund in any way for technology difficulties. (IT support is hard to come by on an island off an island).
If you would like to organize any transfers or tours in Panama City please contact our reservations department.