Marina options on the Caribbean
side of Panama
Green Turtle Marina: closest one to San Blas. U$300/month plus 7% tax, no matter your size. Safe, but in the middle of nowhere... bit hard/expensive to go to Panama City.
Panamarina: U$ 6.50/ft/month. Mooring
balls, no dock
. Safe, great restaurant, they can clean your boat if you want. One hour bus to Sabanitas/Colon (2,75), and from there, one more hour by bus to Panama City
Shelter Bay: The more expensive one, close to Colon, with bus transfer 2 times/day to Colon.
Red Frog Beach in Bocas del Toro: U$ 11/ft/month. Clean, safe and with beautiful beaches and hiking trails.... bit far from the Bocas Town (U$ 10 to round trip to Bocas Town by panga)
Carenero Marina: U$ 7/ft/month... close to the city, great showers, not fancy, but good enough to leave the boat. good working area.
Bocas Marina: Not sure about the price
, but is around 8 or 9/ft/month... nice place, safe.
From Bocas to Panama City by plane = U$113 per person one way or panga to Almirante and from there 10 hour bus to Panama City (about U$30 one way - panga and bus)
There's some moorings for rent in west Lemmon Cays, never checked the price
, but heard some like 100 to 150/month.
You can fly from San Blas or take a jeep and go to Panama City... about U$ 40 one way (panga + Jeep)
Also you can rent a mooring
in Puerto Lindo, but not sure about the price... one hour and 20 minutes to Sabanitas/Colon and from there one more to Panama City
Bus from Colon to Panama City = U$3,75
Taxi from Colon to Tocumen Airport
... around 100 to 120
Rent a car in Panama... around 40 to 45/day with basic coverage... plus 45 to deliver in Colon if you rent in Panama City.
The prices to clear in are right... 193 for the boat, and 100/person... visa good for one year... you can renew the cruising permit
and then renew the visa. Did that 2 weeks ago.
San Blas is AMAZING and Bocas is really nice too, just take care about robbery in Bocas.
Prices can change, you can find all the marinas in the internet