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Almirante is a city in the Caribbean West of Panama. The town is the main departure point for water taxis going to Isla Colón and Bocas town.


Get in[edit]

There are public buses arriving from David. Journey time is approximately 5 hours and costs $11. If you suffer from travel sickness, the journey will be difficult.
Buses also available to Chiriqui Grande.

The journey from Panama City takes around 12 hours and costs $36.

Get around[edit]

The ferry dock is approximately 2kms from the bus terminal. It is possible to walk, but for $1 you can take a taxi, which is well worth the expense.
Ferry trip to Colon Island takes around 2hrs. Usually departs at 8AM sharp and returns 5:30PM.


There is little to see in the town itself.
English creole also spoken in the town.


If you have time to spend and a vehicle you could drive to small mountain town Ojo de Agua,
a 10 minutes drive, from there you have a beautiful seaview of the bay.


There is a supermarket next to the bus terminal.
Casa Rosada Hardware Store and General supplies.
BNP National Bank branch with the only ATM available in town.


Town is famous for "Journey Cakes", bread made with coconut flavor; hot-meat patties and plantain patties.
Spicy fried chicken with fried plantains is a popular night meal.
Bocas Marina Bar Restaurant is a very nice spot to eat, located besides Ferry Terminal
Chinesse restaurants are available in town.




If you cant afford pay for the Ferry vehicles fare, you could leave your car at Aida´s Garage House for a small fee, safe and protected at 507-66598914.
She also could get you a place to sleepover if you get stranded in town.

Get out[edit]

The Changuinola bus station is located mid-town, 500m from the water taxi docks, $1.25. Buses depart every 20 minutes from 5:30AM to 9:00PM.
A shared taxi to Guabito-Sixaola border is also available, price range $5 to $10 per person.
Walk 2km to David/Panama City Bus station/$1 taxi.

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