Bocas del Toro to Arenal / la Fortuna (Caribe Shuttle, Boat & Lunch)

Bocas del Toro to Arenal / la Fortuna (Caribe Shuttle, Boat & Lunch)
From USD $87.00
  • Duration: 11 Hours (approx.)

Getting from Bocas del Toro, Panama to Fortuna, Costa Rica has never been easier. We take care of everything. We even throw in lunch. We will pick you up at the Taxi Valencia dock, You will take a 30 minute boat ride past some beautiful islands and mangroves to Almirante, where you will board one of our air conditioned late model shuttle vans direct to the border. From there we have our guides assist you with the immigration process leaving Panamá and checking into Costa Rica. 

We then drive direct to Banana Azul where you will spend an hour or two enjoying this beautiful little resort hotel on the beach in Puerto Viejo, and having your choice of a Chicken or veggie Wrap for lunch.

From here we pick you up and make the 5 1/2 hour trip direct to la Fortuna area hotels. 


8:00 am to 8:30 am: Check in at Caribe Shuttle desk (Valencia dock)

8:30 am to 9:00 am: Boat travel to Almirante

9:00 am to 10:00 am: Travel to border

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Border crossing 

10:00 am to 11:00 am: Travel to Puerto Viejo (Costa Rica time)

11:00 am to 12:00 noon: lunch at Banana Azul (Included)

12:00 pm to 5:30 pm: Travel to Fortuna

5:30 pm to 6:00 pm: Hotel drop offs in la Fortuna area

Requirements to enter Costa Rica

The entry requirements for tourists are:

  1. Valid passport. With no less than 6 months to expire

  2. Round-trip ticket or reservation showing an eventual departure from Costa Rica via air.


  • Please have your passport with no less than 6 months to expire and printed flight itinerary 
  • Your flight can be from anywhere in Central America back to your home country, but must be within 90 days of the border crossing.
  • $4.00 to exit Panama or enter Panama
  • Pick-up time is an estimate and may vary by 15 minutes either direction. Clients should be waiting at the assigned pick up point 15 minutes before the assigned pick-up time. The shuttle will wait for clients a maximum of 5 minutes. If after that waiting period the client is not on board, the shuttle will leave without the client and the client will NOT receive a refund.
  • You are allowed 1 large bag or backpack and 1 carry on size (computer bag) per person.
  • There is a $22 fee for each extra piece of luggage, odd or over size/weight luggage, surfboard bag (max. 6.5’ between CR and Bocas).