The natural ecosystem of theGulf of Chiriquíregion is endowed with a beautiful marine national park that extends along the coast between the island of Coiba and our neighboring country Costa Rica.
Current road upgrades will facilitate access and visit to the islands of this tropical archipelago, an increasingly popular destination among privileged tourists who can travel from the Gulf and Boquete all the way to the Cordillera in a span of merely 90 minutes. The pier at the small coastal town of Boca Chica is the embarkation point for boat rides and trips to nearby islands. The area of Boca Chica has a range of lodging for every budget, though usually in small inns with good customer service. Many hotels have their own docks for guests to board boats and go on an aquatic tour of other islands within the marine national park.
One such island is Boca Brava, just 10 minutes away from Boca Chica. Only half an hour from here you can find numerous islands with white sand beaches.
How to arrive
- Car: Leaving Panama City take the Pan-American Highway to the town of David. Turn right and drive towards the town of Horconcitos, then proceed for another three miles. At this point you will come to a 3-way intersection; take the middle one and go straight. Take the next left-hand turn and continue until you see the sign for Boca Chica.
Al llegar al Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen, tome un taxi hasta la Terminal Nacional de Transporte Albrook. Allí busque los buses directos que lo llevan a la ciudad de Chiriquí. Existen buses de David a Boquete y salen de la terminal cada hora y los llevarán hasta el pueblo de David.
- Bus: Once you land at Tocumen International Airport, take a taxi to the Albrook National Bus Terminal and there board a bus that will take you directly to the city of Chiriquí. In the terminal at Boquete, buses leave for the town of David every hour, operating from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm.
What to bring
- Comfortable clothing
- Beach footwear and tennis shoes
- Water bottle
- Whale watching during migration season
- Sport fishing
- Boat rides
- Hiking and adventure