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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 11 hours and costs ca. 29$. There are 3 night express buses and they often sell out very quickly. There are 2 options to ensure your spot on the bus you want - 1) go to Albrook Bus Terminal early in the day to buy your ticket in advance, or 2) use the Panama Bus Tickets service ( to reserve your seat without having to make an extra trip yourself.

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.

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

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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.

Buy[edit][add listing]

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.

Eat[edit][add listing]

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.

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HOSTAL Cristobal Colón: (0,60$ taxi pro persona/per person desde/from ferry o bus terminal), en el centro de Almirante con supermercado, frutería, farmacia etc. al lado o muy cerca. SINGLE private room/Cuarto privada por 1 persona: 8 $, DOUBLE or twin room for 2 persons/Cuarto privado por 2 personas: 10$, shared bathrooms/baño compartido. The local owners Luis and Natalia are very warm and welcoming hosts who like to exchange travel stories and even sometimes invite their guests for a coffee or even a lunch or dinner, if there time allows it. They know a lot about the region and are happy to share their travel tips. The rooms are nice wooden rooms, each with at least one window and a perfectly working fan and very clean shared bathrooms. Their funny son Larry sells pizza and is happy to deliver you one (2-5$ depending on size) directly to your room, if you want. Very recommendable - also in order to buy some things a lot more cheaper before going to the islands! Muy recommendable! Facebook: or search/buscar 'Hostal Cristobal Colón'


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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