If you’re reading this I bet you’re expecting me to just write a plug on our own offerings, but instead I’m going to give you my honest opinion about the two best 4x4 experiences I have had in Panama: Flying Pirates and El Valle Motorsports. These both offer unique, distinct experiences that are by far the best out there.
I'm going to give a brief overview of what you can expect and include duration, pricing, and what's included. I've personally gone on both and I'll definitely be going back to both.
Located on the main island, Isla Colon, of Bocas del Toro this family business offers a self guided ATV tours. The classic one seater and two seater four wheel ATVs are offered. You’re given the vehicle, map printed on the back of the vehicle and you’re off. Flying Pirates has a massive property designated entirely for their ATV trails that take you across beach, tall grasses, jungle, and to natural pools surrounded by reef. Part of what makes this experience so lit is that you can make it as easy or difficult of a ride as you want. When it rains, you’ll be mudding it for sure and there are definitely some tricky spots. You can go as slow or as fast as you want. Be sure to take snacks, swimming suit, towel, change of clothes, and don’t worry too much about weather.
Ok, so pricing is very fair and if you break it you bought it. They have a list of repair costs depending on what you break. You can do half day ($110) or full day ($150) which gives you the vehicle and access to the trails.