Girl in blue dress outside here home on the island of Bastimento in Bocas del Toros, Panama
Town of Bocas del Toro is located 35 minutes by bus and 25 minutes by boat from the field station. Bocas del Toro has many amenities including several hotels and pensions, restaurants, bakeries, vegetable markets, parks, a bank, ATM machines, hospital, dentists, police and fire departments, bars, pool halls, beaches, dive shops, boat and scooter rentals, and an airport providing daily service to Panama City. Bocas del Toro can be accessed by airplane, or from the mainland city of Almirante, by ferry (1 hr) or by water taxi (30 min). Bocas del Toro residents are very friendly and thousands of tourists visit here yearly.