Transportation

Shuttle in Mal País & Santa Teresa

Tropical Tours Shuttles

A reliable local company that operates year-round and specializes in air-conditioned transport around the Nicoya Peninsula, and also to the Nicaragua border and other touristic points of interest. On the main drag.
Boat in Central America

Blue Sailing

This company keeps the schedule for more than a dozen boats that sail between Columbia and Panama. Look online to see photos of the boats, to learn about the captains and to book the trips.
Boat in Central America

Mamallena Tours

This tour company – based at the hostels of the same name in Panama City and Cartagena – organizes sailing trips between the two countries, via San Blas.
Boat in Central America

Captain Jack's

Captain Jack's Hostel in Portobelo, Panama books trips on boats traveling out of Portobelo or Carti and El Porvenir.
Boat in Central America

Sailing Koala

A recommended sailing operation with offices in Cartagena and Panama.
Scooter Hire in Playas del Coco

Coco Golf Carts

Why get jammed up in a fossil-fuel-guzzling behemoth when you can scoot in and around town on one of these funky electric golf carts? All you need is a valid driver's license and, naturally, a credit card.
Subway in Panama City

El Metro

Panama City's new subway, El Metro is a fast and convenient way to get around town, though destinations are currently limited. All local buses are on the new Metrobus system with designated bus stops. Cash is not ac…
Train in Colón

Panama Railroad

This glass-domed luxury passenger train takes a lovely ride from Panama City to Colón every weekday leaving at 7:15am and returning at 5:15pm. The train follows the canal, at times surrounded by nothing but thick, v…
Boat in Darién Province

San Blas Adventures

More of a tour than just transport, this popular service transports backpackers between Panama and Colombia, up through the San Blás Islands and coastal Darién, camping and snorkeling on the way. On the Panamanian s…
Bus Station in San José

Terminal 7-10

This newer bus terminal is a base for routes to Nicoya, Nosara, Sámara, Santa Cruz, Tamarindo, Jacó, Monteverde, La Fortuna and a few other places. The four-story facility has a food court, shopping center and parki…