Location and Logistics


Casa del Mar is located on the calm protected waters of Dolphin Bay on Isle San Cristobal part of the Bocas del Toro archipelago, Panama. The archipelago is on the Caribbean side of Panama about 30 miles from the border of Costa Rica


In most cases, when arriving into Panama City (Tocumen International Airport) you will need to stay overnight at a hotel. Good hotels range from $50-$300. Taxi rides from the airport to the downtown area are around $30. A couple of recommendation of the high and mid range hotels would be www.trumphotelcollection.com/panama (top notch about $200/night with excellent restaurants) and www.tryphotels.com centro location (new and modern for about $85/night.)

Most international flights arrive into Panama City in the afternoon/evening so flights to  Bocas del Toro are best scheduled the following day. Flights depart from Albrook Municipal Airport at 6:30am, 3:30pm or 4pm. These can be booked through www.airpanama.com tickets usually cost about $145 per person each way. Taxi’s from the downtown area to Albrook are usually around $25. Flight time to Bocas is 45min – 1hr.

When you arrive at the airport in Bocas del Toro, we will have someone there to meet you, take you shopping for provisions, then to the boat dock (about 5 minutes away) The boat trip to Casa del Mar is about 20 minutes across the bay.

Upon arrival at Casa del Mar, you will be welcomed and given a tour of the property and amenities. Additional trips to town for provisions can be arranged with costs noted below. The house has free wireless internet and the use of a Panama cell phone for local calls.

Check-In is at 4pm and Check-out is at 11am However if there are no other guests leaving the day of check-in or arriving the day of checkout, it may be possible to arrange for an early check-in or a late checkout. If you are arriving on the early morning flight, we can still meet you earlier at the airport, bring you into town and either watch your bags while you look around town or grab something to eat, or we can also bring you on an excursion or to the beach while the house is being cleaned and prepared for your arrival.