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Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport
Aeropuerto Internacional de Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón"
Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport
IATA: BOC – ICAO: MPBO
Summary
Airport type Public
Operator Autoridad Aeronáutica Civil
Serves Bocas del Toro, Isla Colón, Panama
Elevation AMSL 10 ft / 3.1 m
Coordinates 09°20′27″N 082°15′03″W / 9.34083°N 82.25083°W / 9.34083; -82.25083Coordinates: 09°20′27″N 082°15′03″W / 9.34083°N 82.25083°W / 9.34083; -82.25083
Runways
Direction Length Surface
m ft
08/26 1,500 4,921 Asphalt
Sources: CAA and DAFIF

Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón" International Airport (Spanish: Aeropuerto Internacional de Bocas del Toro "Isla Colón") (IATA: BOC, ICAO: MPBO) is a public airport located 1.5 km northwest of the center of Bocas del Toro, a town on Isla Colón (Colón Island) in the Bocas del Toro Province of Panama. The airport has a single runway with no taxiway. A small terminal exists at the east end of the runway. International arrivals must clear Panamanian customs at the airport. Taxis and telephones are available. Few, if any, other services are available. No aviation fuel is available. The airport operates from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily.

The airport has no control tower, runway lights, or approach lights. The runway is aligned in an east-west direction and designated runway 8/26. The runway measures 1500 by 20 m (4920 by 66 ft). There is no apron or turn-around at the west end of the runway. The airport can only accommodate smaller aircraft. The runway is limited to aircraft under 26,500 pounds.

The airport does not have filtered or treated water. The town does not filter or treat its water. Visitors should ONLY drink bottled water.

As of 24 May 2009, leading travel sites Expedia and Travelocity do not recognize Bocas del Toro as a valid airport using city, airport name, or airport codes (IATA: BOC, ICAO: MPBO).

Airlines and Routes

Aeroperlas flights to Bocas del Toro:

  • Direct flights
    • Panama City PAC)
    • David, Panama (DAV)
    • Changuinola, Panama (CHX)

Air Panama flights to Bocas del Toro:

  • Direct flights
    • Panama City (PAC)
  • Indirect flights
    • San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO) via Panama City (PAC)

Nature Air flights to Bocas del Toro:

  • Direct flights
    • Pavas, Costa Rica (SYQ)
  • Indirect flights
    • Liberia, Costa Rica (LIR) via Tamarindo (TNO) and Pavas, Costa Rica(SYQ)
    • Tamarindo, Costa Rica (TNO)
    • Ten additional Costa Rican cities via Pavas, Costa Rica(SYQ)

Weather

Bocas del Toro is a tropical coastal destination. The climate is hot and humid. Unlike most of Panama, Bocas does not have a clear wet and dry season. Thunderstorms occur year-round, which will delay flights. Bocas receives large amounts of precipitation.

Climate data for Bocas del Toro, Panama
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
Average high °F (°C) 87
(30.6)
89
(31.7)
90
(32.2)
89
(31.7)
86
(30)
85
(29.4)
Average low °F (°C) 71
(21.7)
73
(22.8)
74
(23.3)
75
(23.9)
74
(23.3)
73
(22.8)
Source: Weather Underground

 

Climate data for Bocas del Toro, Panama
Month Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °F (°C) 84
(28.9)
84
(28.9)
84
(28.9)
83
(28.3)
83
(28.3)
84
(28.9)
85.7
(29.81)
Average low °F (°C) 73
(22.8)
73
(22.8)
73
(22.8)
72
(22.2)
72
(22.2)
72
(22.2)
72.9
(22.73)
Source: Weather Underground

 

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General Info
Country Panama
ICAO ID MPBO
Time UTC-5
Latitude 9.340853
09° 20' 27.07" N
Longitude -82.250842
082° 15' 03.03" W
Elevation 10 feet
3 meters
Magnetic Variation 001° W (01/06)
Operating Agency CIVIL GOVERNMENT, (LANDING FEES AND DIPLOMATIC CLEARANCE MAY BE REQUIRED)
Operating Hours SEE REMARKS FOR OPERATING HOURS OR COMMUNICATIONS FOR POSSIBLE HOURS


Communications
RDO 123.7
PANAMA RDO
H24
135.2
126.9
PANAMA CON
H24
133.0
123.9
SOUTH SECTOR


Runways
ID Dimensions Surface PCN ILS
08/26 4921 x 85 feet
1500 x 26 meters
ASPHALT - NO


Navaids
Type ID Name Channel Freq Distance From Field Bearing From Navaid
VOR-DME BDT BOCAS DEL TORO 096X 114.9 At Field -


Remarks
CAUTION Three ant penetrate arpt clear zones and could affect acft maneuvering at afld. One 167' ant just S of cntrline, 1800' short of Rwy 26. Two ant (270' and 175') lctd 1000' N of rwy at mid-fld.
CSTMS/AG/IMG CSTMS avbl 1300-2100Z Mon-Fri. IMG 1300-1700, 1730-2100 Mon - Fri.
OPR HOURS Opr 1100-2300Z.



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