Travel Information

Travel Information

Traveling to and from Panama for your Sport Fishing experience is relatively simple and SAFE…pretty much the same as traveling domestically. 

You will arrive at Panama City’s International Airport (Tocuman Int’l – PTY) on any one of many flights on many different airlines. Copa is the airline of Panama, but many airlines provide good service to Panama.

Panama City Skyline

Arriving In Panama





PTY aduana

After you Arrive at PTY you will have to go to baggage claim downstairs to Immigration (Migration in Panama), then you will proceed to pick up your bags and clear Customs (Aduana).

It is pretty straight forward and there are lots of agents around that speak English if you need help. This process can take as little as 10 minutes, or a little longer if there are multiple flights landing at the same time.

PTY customs

You now have a couple of different options getting out to Boca Chica.

You can rent a car and drive the 6 + hours from Panama City… or you can fly there in 45 min

There are two airlines that fly between Panama City and David,

but there are also two airports in Panama city.

1. Air Panama flies from the Domestic Airport in Panama City (Albrook – PAC).

2. Copa Airlines flies out of the International Airport in Panama City (Tocuman – PTY).

Both airlines fly to the same airport in David.

Next Steps: Flying from Panama City to David

  • After you clear customs and come out the sliding doors you will go up one level and go to the far left side of Copa Airlines' ticket counter as you look at it. It is marked Domestic Flights.
  • After checking in you will go back downstars one level and go into the Domestic Gate. This is once again on the far Right side of the terminal, as you look at it from the Baggage Claim area.
  • You will get security checked again, and then bussed to the airplane.
  • Then enjoy the 45 minute plane ride and we will pick you up at the David Airport, or you can rent a car from there as well. You are now just a short hour from starting you Panama Adventure with us here at Reel Inn in Panama!
Tocumen Int’l Airport in Panama
Panama City's Tocument International Airport
David Airport
David City's Enrique Malek International Airport