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How to Get to Las Lajas, Panama

How to get to Las Lajas Panama

 

Las Lajas, Panama is so off-the-beaten path, that I couldn’t find any information about how to get there from Bocas del Toro. Even the information about how to get to Las Lajas from Panama City was hard to find. So I want to dedicate a post to getting to Las Lajas, Panama from anywhere in the country, whether you’re traveling by car, bus, or plane.

 

We enjoyed the tranquil town and empty beach of Las Lajas, Panama from the jungle oasis at Naturalmente Bungalows. The area is an easy stopover when making the long trek between western Panama (including Boquete, Volcan and Bocas Del Toro) and Panama City. Read on to find out how to get to Las Lajas, Panama from anywhere in the country!

hammock las lajas panama

How to Get to Las Lajas, Panama from Panama City:

 

By Plane:

Take a domestic flight to David.

 

Option 1 – From David, take a mini bus directly to Las Lajas. There are a few direct buses each day. Check The Bus Schedule for times.

 

Option 2 – Or take any bus heading to Panama City and ask to be dropped off at el Cruce de San Felix (the crossroads of San Felix).

 

From here you can flag any taxi down and ask to go to Las Lajas. Keep in mind that Las Lajas town is about 9km or a 10 minute drive from the actual beach of Las Lajas. Specify with the taxi driver if you will be going to town or to the beach. A taxi should cost about $1.50 per person to town, and about $10 total to go straight to the beach.

 

By Car:

Take the Pan-American highway west towards David.

 

After about 370 km you will reach the Cruce de San Felix (the crossroads of San Felix).

 

Turn left. After 3.5km you will arrive in Las Lajas town, and in another 9 kilometers, you will arrive at the beach of Las Lajas, Panama.

 

By Bus:

Take any bus heading for David, but be sure to let them know you need to get off at  el Cruce de San Felix (the crossroads of San Felix).

 

At el Cruce, you can flag any taxi down and ask to go to Las Lajas. Keep in mind that Las Lajas town is about 9km or a 10 minute drive from the actual beach of Las Lajas. Specify with the taxi driver if you will be going to town or to the beach. A taxi should cost about $1.50 per person to town, and about $10 total to go straight to the beach.

 

How to Get to Las Lajas, Panama from David:

 

By Car:

Take the Pan-American highway east towards Panama City.

 

After about 70 km you will reach the Cruce de San Felix (the crossroads of San Felix).

 

Turn right. After 3.5km you will arrive in Las Lajas town, and in another 9 kilometers, you will arrive at the beach of Las Lajas, Panama.

 

By Bus:

Option 1 – There are a few mini buses that go directly to Las Lajas town. Check The Bus Schedule for times. From here you can get a taxi to your hotel, or a taxi to the beach. A taxi to the beach should be about $6-7 from Las Lajas town.

 

Option 2 – Or you can take any bus heading for Panama City, but be sure to let them know you need to get off at  el Cruce de San Felix (the crossroads of San Felix).

 

At el Cruce, you can flag any taxi down and ask to go to Las Lajas. Keep in mind that Las Lajas town is about 9km or a 10 minute drive from the actual beach of Las Lajas. Specify with the taxi driver if you will be going to town or to the beach. A taxi should cost about $1.50 per person to town, and about $10 total to go straight to the beach.

 

How to Get to Las Lajas, Panama from Bocas:

 

By Bus:

Option 1 – You will first take the water taxi from Bocas town to Almirante.

 

You will then need to take a short taxi ride to the bus station. This should cost about $1 per person.

 

From there you can take a bus to David. From David, follow the directions above.

 

Option 2 – Or, from the Almirante bus station, you can ask a bus heading to Panama City to drop you off at el Cruce de San Felix (the crossroads of San Felix).

 

At el Cruce, you can flag any taxi down and ask to go to Las Lajas. Keep in mind that Las Lajas town is about 9km or a 10 minute drive from the actual beach of Las Lajas. Specify with the taxi driver if you will be going to town or to the beach. A taxi should cost about $1.50 per person to town, and about $10 total to go straight to the beach.

 

las lajas beach panama


If you’re looking for a tranquil jungle hideaway with incredible well crafted food, consider staying at
Naturalmente Hotel in Las Lajas, Panama. My blog post review has lots of info, tons of pictures, and a video tour.

 

naturalmente hotel las lajas panama

naturalmente breakfast panama

 

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4 Responses

  1. Amy
    | Reply

    Great post, so helpful! Thanks for the tips 🙂

    • Susan Ripley
      | Reply

      Thank you! Glad it was useful for you. 🙂

  2. Juan
    | Reply

    Hello
    good information to travel by bus.

    Great post.

    • Susan Ripley
      | Reply

      Thank you! Glad you found it helpful 🙂

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