Welcome to Bocas del Toro, Panama!
We are located on an unspoiled archipelago on Panama's North Eastern Caribbean coast that Columbus discovered in 1502A.D. The interactive map shows our proximity to mainland Panama and Costa Rica, and our island setting on Isla Bastimentos. Bocas Town on Isla Colon is the main entry point for the enchanting Bocas del Toro archipelago.
Red Frog Beach Island Resort & Spa is a 15 minute water taxi ride from the local airport and the shops in Bocas Town. Red Frog includes the 41 Luxury Villas with private pools, Marina, Punta Lava Bar & Grill, and El Susurro Spa. The island also includes miles of rainforest trails, 5 beaches, great snorkeling and surf access, Nature Preserve and turtle habitat, our Zipline Canopy Tour, the Cave Tour, access to other islands and much more!
Getting to Bocas
Take an international flight to Panama City, Panama or San Jose, Costa Rica. You will then book a domestic flight to arrive to the Bocas airport (see below).
Fly Direct to Panama City! These international cities, and others, offer non-stop flights to Panama City:
If you choose to stay in Panama City before flying to Bocas, our partner hotel is The Sheraton Hotel located at Panama Bay 15 minutes from Tocumen Airport.
Flights to Bocas del Toro from Panama City
Flights from Panama City's Albrook airport can be arranged online through Air Panama. The Albrook airport is across town from the Tocumen International Airport (PTY). Let us know if we can assist you with this transfer.
Air Panama provides at least 2 flights per day from Panama City to Bocas Town, Bocas del Toro. It is a one-hour flight from Albrook airport to Bocas del Toro (some flights stop briefly in Changuinola before landing in Bocas).
Flights to Bocas del Toro from Costa Rica
There are flights between San Jose, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro throughout the week through a small local airline. See their website for details if you are planning to travel through Costa Rica to arrive in Bocas del Toro, Panama.
Getting to Red Frog Beach Resort From Bocas Town
From the airport in Bocas, you can take a taxi to the water front in Bocas Town ($1 per person). Along the waterfront there are shops, water taxi services, as well as a Red Frog Beach Resort office.
Red Frog Beach Resort Offices in Bocas Town
Stop by the Red Frog offices here if you have questions about anything while you are in Bocas Town, but feel free to bypass the office and get a boat directly to Isla Bastimentos and our resort if you are anxious to get settled in.
Red Frog Beach Resort office, open to 9am to 6pm: 507-757-7386
Red Frog's Express Shuttle
Our express boat shuttle departs at the times below. The boat does not stop at Bastimentos town. The rate for guests is $5.00 each way; for non-guests, $7.50 each way. NOTE: There is no shuttle service on Mondays or Satudays.
Departs from Red Frog Marina
Departs from Bocas Town
|6:00 pm||6:30 pm|
|7:00 pm||7:30 pm|
|8:00 pm||8:30 pm|
|9:00 pm||9:30 pm|
Our captains have been charged with adhering strickly to this schedule. Please refrain from asking them to depart earlier or later or make additional stops.
Water Taxi to Isla Bastimentos & Resort Entrance
Many water-taxi services run from the water front in Bocas Town to Isla Bastimentos (our island & dock!). This is a 15-minute beautiful boat ride. Jampan Tours, for example, offers the following water taxi schedule for $7 round trip:
|Jampan Dock||Red Frog Dock|
|9:00 am||9:30 am|
|12:00 pm||12:30 pm|
|1:00 pm||1:30 pm|
|2:00 pm||2:30 pm|
|5:00 pm||5:30 pm|
Red Frog Villa Guests can also request a Bocas airport pick-up service for $30 (round trip to the Resort) per person payable in cash on arrival. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate this service.
Driving from Panama City to Bocas del Toro
For the most adventurous, this is a 9 to 12 hour drive from Panama City to Almirante, where you can park in a storage garage, then a 45 minute boat ride to Bocas Town on Isla Colon, then the water taxi to our island resort.
The weather in Bocas averages 27 degrees Centigrade or 82 degrees Fahrenheit year round. The beaches are long with soft, straw colored sand and the water is warm, clear and blue. Bocas Del Toro lies 9 degrees above the equator in the tropical zone. Isla Bastimentos is a living rainforest, and because of this it does rain throughout the year. Generally, rain comes in short storms which pass through quickly, clearing up to a sunny afternoon and leaving the ground and forest refreshed.