ALMIRANTE REGION MAPS
HOW TO GET TO ALMIRANTE
FROM PANAMA CITY AND DAVID
In the Bocas del Toro province there are two domestic airports: at Bocas del Toro town, in Colon Island, and in Changuinola. Actually there are not direct flights between David and Changuinola or Bocas del Toro.
One airline travel between Panama City (Albrook Airport) and Bocas del Toro and Changuinola: AIR PANAMA. Consult the website to know the schedules and prices of the flights.
From any of the mentionned regional terminals you can reach Almirante by marine taxi (Bocas del Toro) or bus/taxi (Changuinola).
Travelling from Panama City, take the bus to Bocas del Toro in the Panama Albrook terminal. It stops in the crossroads of Rambala (8 hours), reaching Almirante in 9.5 hours.
Traveling from David, take the bus to Bocas del Toro in the city terminal. Time to Almirante 3.5 hs.
Traveling from Panama City take the Panamerican Highway up to the entrance to Gualaca (404 Km). Turn to the right and follow the road to Chiriqui Grande (98 Km) and then, at Rambala (90 km), in a crossroads where there are a gas station and a restaurant, turn to the left, taking the road to Almirante (68 km).
Roads are paved, in good condition. Beautiful views in the mountains.
Traveling from David, take the Panamerican Highway up to the entrance to Gualaca (10 Km). Turn to the left and go to the end of the road to Chiriqui Grande (98 Km). Then follow the instructions above.
FROM COSTA RICA
There is one airline travelling between Costa Rica (San Jose) and Bocas del Toro: NATURE AIR. Consult their website to know schedules and prices of the flights.
To move to Almirante, take a marine taxi.
There is a bus from San Jose and Limon (departs with intervals of 2 hours) that ends at the border Panama (Sixaola).
To go to Almirante from the border you can take a taxi ($20), or a bus ($1) or taxi ($5) to the Changuinola bus terminal, and here a bus to Almirante ($1.45 - 45 minutes).
The quickest way is to make the border crossing in Sixaola/Guabito, then drive to Changuinola (10 km) and Almirante (35 Km). The roads are paved, in good condition.