Arrival to Boquete
Boquete is only an hour away from the third largest city in Panama: David. David has an airport with national flights and international flights from Costa Rica.Boquete Photo Gallery
David is a 35 minute flight from Panama City. Panama City’s international airport, Tocumen International Airport (PTY) is very well connected to South America, North America and Europe. The following are only a few airlines with services all over the world: American Airlines, Delta, Iberia, Panama Air, KLM and Copa Airlines.
Once you arrive to David you can either reach Boquete by reserving a private shuttle or by taking a taxi to the bus station (US$3.00 or US$4.00) and then a bus to Boquete (US$1.50).
David is connected to Panama City and Costa Rica by several bus services. You can take a bus from San Jose in Costa Rica for about US$15.00 or US$20.00. The bus leaves from the Tracopa terminal at around 7:30 am and takes about 9 hours to get to David. On arrival to David you can either take a taxi that will cost you US$15.00 or the bus for US$1.50.
There is a regular bus service from Panama City leaving from the Albrook terminal, the trip will cost you approximately US$15.00, unless you take an over night bus, then the ticket can cost you US$19.00. The journey to David is roughly seven hours and the buses take a lunch stop in Santiago.
Transportation in Boquete
The city is small enough to get around by foot. Our Spanish language school in Boquete is a 30 minute walk away from the city center. This is a great option to really get to know the mountain town and take advantage of all the scenic views.
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Taxis are not expensive and are useful should you need to get a little further. A taxi from the school into the city center will only cost you US$0.35.
Buses are also available as a valid form of transportation while learning Spanish in Boquete. Take a bus a few meters away from the school right into the middle of Boquete. A bus from Boquete to David will cost about US$1.50 and take about an hour. You can enjoy a change of scenery and energetic nightlife in David.