Getting to Bodhi Kalu Yala
NOT A WALK-IN LOCATION PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION 1 OR 2 DAYS IN ADVANCED
MetroBus from Panama City to 24 de Diciembre:
From 5 de Mayo or Avenida Balboa, take a bus to either La Doña, Felipillo, Chepo or Pacora. Ask the driver to let you know when you get to La Doña. In La Doña stop (you will see the McDonald’s and KFC on the left hand side of the street). Cross over the blue bridge to get to the shopping plaza: Centro Comercial de la Doña.
From 24 de Diciembre to San Miguel:
Walk to the back of the shopping plaza to the bus terminal and ask for the bus to "San Miguel". The bus will say “San Miguel” or “La Mesa” on the front window. Ask the driver to drop you off at La Piedra de San Miguel. You will be dropped in front of a panamanian restaurant called FONDA, ask for the house of Kalu Yala, walk for 1 minute and you will see a yellow gated two stories house. Costs: $1.75.
Uber from Panama City to San Miguel:
On Uber app, enter the following as the destination: Kalu Yala Basecamp. At the town center you will see a large painted rock that says, “Bienvenidos a San Miguel”, take the gravel road that spurs off to the right along the river, three houses down on the left there is a bright yellow house with a tall white (with rust colored accents) gate. Costs: $30-65.
From San Miguel to Kalu Yala
From San Miguel you can hike and hour and a half to our BaseCamp or meet us at our house in San Miguel, a 4x4 vehicle gets in an out of the Kalu Yala twice a day and the ride costs $ 5. This transportation typically departs the San Miguel house at 11 AM and 3 PM on the day you check-in, but please confirm timing with our hospitality staff prior to arrival.
Please feel free to contact us if you are confused with the directions. The staff here at Bodhi Hostel are eager to help you with your journey. Our Whatsapp number is +507 6206-9075.