The Pyramid Retreat & Wellness Center, also known as The Pyramid Beach House, was created in the spirit of simplicity, stillness and beauty.
It is a personal retreat center for small groups, offering affordable and comfortable private retreats, where you are free to follow your heart instead of a group schedule. The Pyramid energy allows you to leave the world behind and reconnect with yourself and nature.
It is located on the southeastern tip of a small island which is part of the archipelago of Bocas Del Toro, in Panama, Central America. It is a remote location, at an approximate 35 minute boat ride from the town of Bocas del Toro. It is perfectly integrated into the lush tropical environment.
The bay in front of the Center is protected and offers flat, calm conditions with stunning views. We can often see the dolphins swimming in the bay without even getting out of the hammock. You may see them jump and play about, but most often you will see them surfacing for air.
You can fly into Tocumen International Airport (PTY) at Panama City. Several airlines offer direct flights to Tocumen Airport. Also Nature Air has weekly flights from San Jose, Costa Rica to Bocas del Toro.
While in Panama City you may want to take advantage of Panama’s free medical insurance for tourists. At the airport, go to the Tourist Information Center located in the Immigration area, where you can receive a brochure with all the necessary information regarding free 30 days of insurance while in the country, along with a user card.
To travel from Panama City to Bocas Del Toro there are mainly 3 options. We recommend flying but you may want to adventure overland.
- Fly from Panama City to Bocas del Toro (55 minutes)
- Take a bus or private transport from Panama City to Almirante (10 – 11 hours) and a boat to Bocas del Toro (30 minutes)
- Drive a Rent-a-Car to the coastal port of Almirante.
Flying from Panama to Bocas Del Toro:
You will take a domestic flight via Air Panama to Bocas Del Toro, Colon Island, which departs from Albrook airport near Panama City. You will need to use local land transportation from Tocumen International airport to Albrook airport. A taxi to Albrook airport is a 30 minute drive. Domestic airline tickets can only be bought through Air Panama or at Albrook airport.
There are three direct flights a day from Albrook airport to Bocas del Toro. It is preferable to make reservations on the morning flight from Albrook that departs around 7:15 AM and arrives at 8:15 AM into Bocas town. You might also want to take the afternoon flight which leaves at 4:15 PM.
Try to Pack Light! Air Panama, at Albrook Airport, has a 30 pound (14kg) baggage allowance. People tend to pay in between $5 to $45usd for additional luggage (depends on overload).
You will probably need and want to spend at least one night in Panama City, depending on your arrival and departure times into Panama. Panama City is a very cosmopolitan city with great shopping, restaurants and attractions. Panama City’s hotels have one of the highest occupancy rates in the world, so if you are spending a night over there and want to reserve a good room at a decent price, the sooner you book it, the better.
By bus or private transport from Panama City:
A daily service is available from Panama to the port of Almirante (+-$25usd). The trip will take 10 hours to 11 hours. Then you need to take a boat (water taxi or ferry) to Bocas Del Toro (30 minutes with a taxi boat).
Drive a Rental to Almirante:
Driving from Panama City by car, you take the Inter-American Highway up to entrance to Gualaca (404 Km). Turn right on the road to Gualaca and Chiriqui Grande (98 Km) and then, at Rambala, turn left to the gas station in order to take the road to Almirante (68 km). All roads are paved, with beautiful views along the way. When you arrive in Almirante, you can leave your car safely in the parking “Leiza”, the cost is $4usd per day. Then you need to take a boat (water taxi or ferry) to Bocas Del Toro. There are two water taxi companies that offer transportation to Bocas del Toro, Bocas: Marine and Taxi 25. You don’t need to have reservation; the cost is $7usd per person.
Arrival in Bocas del Toro
We provide complimentary transportation to and from Bocas Del Toro town. As soon as you make flight or bus arrangements, please send us an email with your arrival time at Bocas Del Toro so we can meet you in the baggage claim area of the airport or at the taxi boat dock from Almirante.
On rare occasions, our Capitan (the boat driver) may be unavoidably delayed by weather, so if your driver is not there within 15 minutes after your arrival, please call the local number shown on the “Contact” tab of the website.
We look forward to welcoming you to a memorable experience at the Pyramid Retreat and Wellness Center.
From 345 USD
Bocas del Toro Province, Panama