Is Boquete very far from the Ocean - in particular the east coast (Atlantic) ocean. We love to scuba in the Caribbean ocean, the Pacific is usually too rough. So we are interested in visiting Boquete Garden Inn and driving to the ocean to scuba.
From Boquete you can scuba or snorkel in Boca Chica which is on the Pacific coast and about one hour from the hotel. The hotel can arrange a day trip there, just ask them.
I think Bocas del Toro is the preferred spot on the Caribbean. It looks as if it is about 4 hours away by car.
If your main reason to visit Boquete is to scuba this is not a good idea. The main feature of Boquete is the forest, mountains and birding. If you wish to scuba you should stay at a beach area in Panama that offers scuba. There are many nice resorts on the Caribbean ocean which specialize in scuba.
I do believe the bus ride from Boquete to Bocas del Toro was more like 4 hours.
Hi...we didn't go to the beach but I believe Bocas is about a three hour drive east. I also know there is a beach/resort area around David..about an hour and a half away. Wonderful hiking and wildlife in and around Boquette but we didn't have time to go to Bocas which I hear is great.
Boquete is basically in the mountains, so there is a bit of a drive to get to the Caribbean. There is a simple and inexpensive bus ride available that takes about an hour or so if I remember correctly. But in my opinion, since you want to scuba, I would recommend to plan a trip to Bocas del Toro. That way you can spend a few days there and take in some diving, snorkeling and sightseeing. You will want to visit some of the surrounding islands because they are all a little different. This is all done by inexpensive water taxi from Bocas where the airport is only about 4 blocks from downtown.
The answer is about 4 hour drive. Due to no direct way to go over the mountains from Boquete.
So you need to go back to David and from there.
You are probably going to go to Boca de Toros... There are tours... public transportation... or by car. Pretty adventurous ride bu interesting.
If you go to Pacific your about an hour and 10 minutes. Not that Caribbean Blue but nice long wide beaches with huge tidal swepts.Have fun
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