From Panama city, the easiest, most affordable way to reach ARTLODGE is to take the direct bus from Albrook Terminal to Soná (+/- 5 hours, $10). From Soná, take another bus to Santa Catalina or Hicaco. The transfer by boat to Gobernadora Island, from Santa Catalina or Hicaco is 30 minutes by boat to the island. Entrance from Puerto Mutis, near Santiago, towards Montijo, longer and more expensive, but this transfer will take you through the Gulf of Montijo, its rivers, mangroves and exit to the Pacific Ocean. (+/- 1h15 duration, $160 for a transfer to share between 8 people maximum.)
There is no banking services on the island. The closest banks may be found in the cities of Santiago, Soná and an ATM in Santa Catalina, the closest. Internet: an office with schedules for those who really need it. Thanks to Starlink we have a possible connection, with a small cost calculated according to the time you occupy it.
The water comes from the creek and is filtered, drinkable and free. Bring your bottle and fill it as many times as you like!
We are powered by solar panels (12V) and we have 110V available.