Paradise! Yes, that is the perfect word to describe these fun islands located just off the coast of Panama!
This destination may not be very well know among the average traveler but it is a hot spot on the backpacking circuit of central America.
Located on the north-west tip of the country close to Costa Rica, the Islands that make up this area attract thousands of visitors each year, most of who are backpacking in Central America.
The Caribbean culture and laid back environment make it a fantastic place to visit, and of course many people want to explore options for staying on for an extended period and working in the Islands.
If this is something you are considering then the best option would be to explore opportunities on Bocas Town, this is the main island and is home to many hotels, hostels, bars and restaurnats. Some of the best options for backpacking jobs in Boca Del Toro include -
Aqua Lounge Bar & Hostel - This is one of the main sports to go in the area and offers a fun and wild party environment. It is packed out throughout the week with backpackers from all over the world looking to have a good time and party! They offer various short term jobs in Bocas Del Toro and provide a fun environemtn to work in.
Gran Kahuna Hostel - Another option for short term jobs in Bocas Del Toro is the Gran Kahuna Hostel. This chilled out hostel is located right on the beach and is a busy spot throughout the year. It is relatively new compared to other hostels in the region but is already a very popular establishment.
Hotel Palam Royal - This is an family owned and operated island in Bocas Town, this is a more upmarket hotel and usually attracts regular travelers instead of the backpacking crowd. In addition to the regular hotel jobs such as guest services and house keeping. This hotel also has a bar and offers various bar related jobs.
If you don't want to work in a Hostel or Hotel environment here, then there are many other options. Tourism is the main business in this area so you will find all kinds of establishments looking for staff.
The region is also a major diving spot so there are often jobs available here working for the various dive companies that offer diving servicies to visitors.
Getting To Bocas Del Toro
Getting to Bocas Del Toro can be achieved in several different ways. You can fly into the area and land in Bocas Town, hoever this is only a small airport so you will have to fly in on a smaller plane from Panama city. otherwise you can travel to Alimirante and travel out to the islands on one of the many boat taxis that travel to the area each day. This is the least expensive and most popular route. Alimirante is very accesible from other parts of Panama and also from the Cosat Rica boarder town of Sixaola.
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