Welcome to Boca Chica, on the Gulf of Chiriqui, Panama!
TROPICAL PARADISE... WITHIN EASY REACH!
Seagull Cove Resort is located in a stunning setting within a beautiful cove overlooking the Gulf of Chiriqui. The resort is a one hour drive from David, Panama’s second largest city and less than a mile from the small fishing village of Boca Chica.
The resort is located on the edge of the mainland, on a hillside overlooking the beautiful Pacific Ocean and a National Marine Park which includes over one hundred nearby islands, most with gorgeous, secluded beaches for you to visit.
Getting to our resort is getting easier everyday as the major highways in Panama continue to improve/are redone and the local, completely renovated airport receives more traffic from both national and international carriers.
FLYING TO DAVID, PANAMA
While there are many ways to get to Seagull Cove Resort, most of our clients choose to fly into the Enrique Malek Airport in David (DAV) from Panama City’s Tocumen International Airport (PTY). This is a 45 min. flight that enables one to see both the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans and all of the central mountains in the country. Tocumen is the ‘Hub of the Americas’ and receives direct flights from major transportation centers around the world. There are currently two carriers flying between David and Panama City; Copa Airlines and Air Panama. Copa Airlines is an international carrier and member of the Star Alliance and Air Panama is the national carrier. Both offer several flights per day between Panama’s two major cities.
Once in David, to get to Seagull Cove Resort, you can rent a car, take a taxi, take a bus, hire a private car, take a boat or do something a bit more exciting:
LET US DO THE DRIVING!
Not everybody that comes to Paradise wants to take the time, and possibly experience the stress, of figuring out how to get around our beautiful country and dealing with the local driving ‘culture’. For those that would rather relax, visit and sightsee as part of their visit, we have you totally covered. Just let us know and we will have one of our very nice, clean cars and experienced, courteous drivers pick you and your crew up anywhere and take you wherever you would like to go in Panama.
This could be as simple as meeting you at the David Enrique Malek airport, providing you a cool beverage, handling your luggage and bringing you out to the Resort or something much more extensive. Our cars and drivers are happy to take people from the Resort (or anywhere) on a day trip to Boquete for zip lining, coffee plantation tours, shopping, hike the Volcan Baru and bring you back safely whenever you are ready. For the more adventurous, we take our clients over the mountain range that straddles the center of the country to the stunning Caribbean Ocean and the very fun and exciting hamlet of Bocas del Toro (and bring you back!). For those that want to experience the entire country more intimately, we pick our clients up in Panama City (or take them there) along the Inter-Americana Highway and bring them to our Resort. Shopping at the Costa Rican border is another popular experience which our clients enjoy. Just inquire with any of our Resort staff about securing a safe and comfortable ride from any ‘Point A to Point B’ across our beautiful tropical paradise; from ocean to ocean, across the mountains and anywhere in between.
All of the international and local car rental companies are at Enrique Malek Airport. Once in your car, it takes about (10) minutes to get to the Inter-American Higway (newly redone to be four lanes!). Once on the ‘highway’ you drive about (25) miles towards Panama City (if you turn left, you’ll be in Costa Rica in about (30) minutes!). There you find the intersection for Horconcitos, where you make a right turn to head to the ocean and Boca Chica (passing through the town of Horconcitos). It’s about a (20) minute drive to Boca Chica and there are signs all along this road to guide you both to the town and Seagull Cove Resort.
BUS / PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
For the little more adventurous that want to experience truly local travel, we have all the information you need to get here (almost to our front door..). Please call or email us for information on public transportation.
WATER TAXI / BOAT
Some of our guests want to get on the water right away and don’t want to wait for the hour drive to us. You can grab a taxi at the airport and take the (5) minute drive to the Pedregal Marina where we can have a water taxi there waiting to pick you up. Then you are on about a (45) minute ride through the estuaries with their stunning array of plant and animal/bird life right to our private dock at the resort. Again, please call or email ahead for us to arrange this exciting travel alternative for you.
Oh, for the ‘bit more exciting’ option…
PRIVATE SEAPLANE RIGHT TO OUR DOCK
Our friends at Seaplanes Panama (www.seaplanespanama.com ) will greet you as you leave baggage claim at Enrique Malek, take you on the short drive over to their hangar and then wisk you off for the less than (15) ride to our resort.
Enjoy absolutely breathtaking scenic views as you fly along the ocean and islands at low altitude only to end with an unforgettable water landing in our cove and taxi over to our private beach or dock where our staff will be waiting for you.
Arriving by seaplane is about as good as it gets! Ideal group size for this experience is between 2-4 guests. To arrange, please contact either us or Seaplanes Panama directly for pricing and availability.