Sleeping in Airports

Bocas del Toro Airport Guide

Whether you have a layover, overnight sleepover or you are just quickly passing through, our Bocas del Toro Airport Guide is a great place to start planning your visit.  Here, you’ll find information on services and facilities available inside the airport – including details about airport lounges, WiFi, mobile charging points, lockers, 24-hour food options, nearby hotels, and everything in between.

There are a couple of hard plastic chairs to wait before security and your flights.
– dmlandis

BOC Airport Overview

bocas del toro airport guideTo help you plan your layover or overnight sleepover, here is a quick run-down about what to expect during your time at Bocas del Toro Airport.

What to Expect

Bocas del Toro Airport (code: BOC) consists of a tiny, simple terminal that services a couple regional flights. Facilities are limited to a semi-functioning bathroom and a few seats. You may want to bring your own snacks and (non-WiFi) entertainment.

Sleeping in Bocas del Toro Airport

The airport closes nightly, reopening around 6:00AM, so staying here overnight is not possible. For uninterrupted sleep, nearby hotels offer free shuttle service. See our Airport Hotels section below for more info or read some traveller airport reviews for more tips.

Covid-19 Update

Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, all services and times listed below are subject to change. Some services and facilities may remain closed or operate with reduced hours.  Airport tips and suggestions in this guide and elsewhere on the site were written before March 2020 and may no longer be valid. If you are planning to sleep in the public area of the terminal overnight, have a back-up plan! We’ve heard from a few travellers at other airports and they were not permitted to stay overnight. We’re not sure if that will apply to this airport, until a reader lets us know the current situation. We will start updating all of our guides in October 2021.  To help us with this massive update, you can add or update information or write a review and submit photos and airport tips.

For more airport information continue scrolling down to explore more in our Bocas del Toro Airport Guide.

In this guide we may refer to locations as “landside” and “airside”. Landside is the public area of the terminal located in the non-secure zone, before security. Airside is the secure area of the terminal that you must reach by going through security.  For more information on Europe’s Schengen Area, click here.

Airport Hotels

If sleeping in Bocas del Toro Airport does not appeal to you, there are hotels near the airport:

  • Koko Resort – (3 minutes from the airport) Rustic, budget waterfront cabins and condo in a typical Panamanian village. » Check Rates
  • Hotel Lula’s Bed & Breakfast – (3 minutes from the airport) Private double and triple rooms available, or you can rent a dorm bed in their adjacent overwater building, Hostal Lula’s, for $20 per night. No airport shuttle. » Check Rates
  • Tropical Suites – (4 minutes from the airport) Located in Bocas Town. Airport transfers are not available. Hotel suggests taking a cab for approximately $4.00USD. » Check Rates

To see more options there is a list of hotels near Bocas del Toro Airport on Tripadvisor that can be sorted by price, distance, traveller rating and popularity.

Airport Lounges

There are no pay-per-use lounges in the airport.

Airport WiFi/Internet

At the time of this update WiFi is not available at Bocas del Toro Airport.

More Services, Facilities & Things To Do On A Layover At The Airport

ATMs / Cash Machines – At the time of this update, there are no ATMs available at the airport.

Currency Exchange – At the time of this update, there are no Currency Exchange Houses available at the airport.

Luggage Storage & Lockers – Unavailable.

Mobile Charging – At the time of this update, we did not have any information about mobile charging availability. If you know, click here to update this airport guide.

Rest Zones – There are no dedicated sleeping areas, quiet areas or rest zones. If this information has changed, click here to update this guide.

Showers – Unavailable.

Airport Hours

The airport is open from 6:00 AM until the last flight. Sleeping in the airport overnight is not possible.


Bocas del Toro airport is served by the following airlines: Air Panama • Skyway Costa Rica.

Airport Transportation: Getting To/From The Airport

Car Rentals

At the time of this update, there are no car rental companies available.


Metered taxis are readily available in the ground transportation area.

Last updated: 2021-10-20

This guide is for informational purposes only to assist with your planning.  All information, including rates and hours, are subject to change at any time without notice.   The information in this airport guide is based on information collected and/or received from the airports, lounges, hotels, transportation providers and their web sites. We are not representatives of any of the above mentioned service providers. To report errors or to add/update any items mentioned in the guide: update the airport guide or  write a review.