There is a nice common area, but only one power outlet. If you are not sleeping in your vehicle you might be asked to park you car outside. Not a lot of space, but it is possible to fit at least three small campers. Two toilets and shower are available, and there is a common area on a roof covered terrace. WiFi, but only near the terrace. Excellent location a couple of minutes walk from the main plaza.
Great common area with wifi, power and hammocks. There is a kitchen and a fridge, the gas stove did not work when we stayed here. The bedrooms are upstairs have great views and are equipped with mosquito nets.
A beautiful lake, you can hike around it. There is a ranger at the gate from sunrise to sunset. There is a large rain shelter but you cannot pitch a tent in it due to the design. They have bathrooms but no water available.
Overnight parking at the marina. Clean bathrooms and showers, pool, restaurant, no electricity, no wifi. Price: Varies, some stayed for free, others stayed the first night for free, then had to pay 20 USD.
Large gravel area off the road next to old bridge (weight limit 5t – although we went over it anyway). No facilities. Very quiet overnight. Free. Also spot down by river but not flat and only really suitable for smaller vehicles.
It is possible to stay overnight in the small car park here. Toilets available during café hours. We thought it might be a bit noisy as it is on the main road into town. Seriously delicious smoothies at Café Katowa.
Camping right on beach between Cabanas. 10 USD per night. Power available from Cabanas (extra $3 per night). Flush toilets and outdoor showers available. Very quiet during week but busy at weekends. Beach is almost deserted in week. There is a bar to purchase drinks but bring your own food and water.
If you don't feel like camping along the street of Balboa yachtclub this hotel is just beside and offers some luxury. Pool, gym, guest laundry, big parking lot. We booked via Expedia for USD 75.-- incl breakfast.
Magnificent staying for the night directly at the Ford Very quiet. No infrastructure. U $ 10.--/Eintritt in Park From the highway, turn left at the roundabout Colon, shortly after San Lorenzo is signposted.
Right before the water taxi terminals (Bocas del Toro, 6$/25min) is a parking lot run by a local family. There are two areas, one is on their front yard which is fenced in and the other is a lot across the street which is not. Larger rigs have to stay across the street. They charge $3 a day to park and it is no extra charge to camp. They have two mean looking Dobermans that patrol the fenced yard at night. The first gate has a low overhead. Look for the second gate, Southwest down the road 40 feet. Make sure they write down the overall quoted price when you get the ticket, or they may try to overcharge when leaving.
The name pretty much sums it up... Down the access road on the west side (Boquete side) of the dam (bridge) is a clearing, quite, hidden from road with the babble of the small damn to sleep by (at least during out visit).
Liked the wide open countryside, so decided to do a little google satellite boondock hunting... Found this clearing/fork in the road by the river through agricultural land. Saw a local on the drive in and confirmed that the road was public access (as it really seems like private farm roads). Great breeze and tons of birds during our stay.