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.
Arriving In Panama
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 much longer if there are mulitple flights landing at the same time.
You now have a couple of different options getting out to Boca Chica.
If you decide to drive, please drive defensively & enjoy the scenery. There are many rental car dealers in Panama City that would be happy to assist you with this.
Flying is the shorter and more comfortable option with a 45 minute plane ride possibly being a highlight of your trip.