Day 1 San José Arrive in at any time. Check into our hotel and enjoy the city. Please try to arrive before 6pm for an important group meeting where you can meet the Chief Experience Officer (CEO) and the other group members.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 San José/Puerto Viejo de Talamanca There are several optional activities available: rent a bike or hire a boat to Manzanillo, hike to Monkey Point through the Gandoca - Manzanillo National Wildlife Refuge, or try snorkelling. Feeling lazy? Take it easy and explore La Isla Botanical Gardens.
Local bus (5.00 hour(s), 210km)
Day 3 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Rent a boogie board if the waves are calling, dance the night away to reggae and calypso, taste flavourful Afro-Caribbean cuisine, and succumb to the natural beauty of this tropical paradise.
Day 4 Puerto Viejo de Talamanca/Bocas del Toro Crossing into Panama, travel by bus, foot, then a boat to arrive to the Archipelago of Bocas del Toro, which means the bull’s mouth. Enjoy free time while here to snorkel, scuba dive, or just relax on the beach.
Border Crossing (Costa Rica - Panama)
Local bus (1.50 hour(s), 70km)
Local bus (0.50 hour(s))
Local bus (1.00 hour(s))
Boat (0.50-0.75 hours)
Days 5-6 Bocas del Toro Enjoy free time to snorkel the blue Caribbean waters or look for red frogs at—where else?—Red Frog Beach.
Day 7 Bocas del Toro/Boquete Back on the mainland, settle in for a long day of travel before arriving at the mountain town of Boquete. A plethora of outdoor options await, including hiking, whitewater rafting and touring a coffee plantation.
Boat (0.50-0.75 hours)
Local bus (4.00-5.00 hours, 175km)
Day 8 Boquete Opt to go whitewater rafting, tour a coffee plantation, or hike through the cloud forest.
Day 9 Boquete/Santa Catalina This small, friendly, and laid-back town on the Pacific coast is the perfect place to wind down. Look up and see flocks of parrots as they soar the skies above the hills around Santa Catalina.
Santa Catalina is the closest access point to Coiba Island, part of the nation’s largest marine park, described as a cross between the Galapagos and Cocos Islands. Time and weather permitting, it may be possible to organize an optional boat trip to explore this marine park.
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s), 275km)
Days 10-11 Santa Catalina Enjoy a lazy day at the beach. Opt to explore beautiful Coiba NP or take a surfing lesson.
Day 12 Santa Catalina/Panama City Leave the beach and travel to Panama's capital. Enjoy an optional night out with the group, and save some energy for exploring various parts of the city.
Private Vehicle (6.00 hour(s), 375km)
Day 13 Panama City Enjoy free time to explore the city or visit the Panama Canal.
Day 14 Panama City Depart at any time.