Balboa Airport: Cheap Flights, Tickets and Travel Deals

At the Pacific Ocean entrance to the Panama Canal sits the small town of Balboa, a warm and beautiful town that is perfect for tourists. The main gateway into Balboa and the Panama Pacifico region is Panama Pacifico International Airport (BLB), sometimes known as Balboa Airport. To find all the cheapest flights to Balboa Airport, enter your starting location and travel dates into Skyscanner's flight search tool, then use airport code BLB as your destination. You can then compare all available flight routes and select and book the right one at the right price.

Best Time to Book a Flight to Balboa

No matter when in the year you visit Balboa, you won't feel temperatures lower than 20° C. Temperatures in the mid-twenties to low thirties are most common. December to April is the town's dry season. From May to November, you can expect a lot of rainfall.

Due to the area's warm, dry winter temperatures, Balboa is the ideal winter getaway for Canadians. Can't choose which month to travel to Balboa? Use Skyscanner's cheapest month search feature to find the best flight prices. Skyscanner will search airfare prices throughout the entire year and show you the best time to fly.

Airlines that Fly to Balboa Airport

There are currently two low-cost airlines operating out of Balboa Airport: VivaColombia and Wingo. Both airlines fly to and from three cities in Colombia: Bogota, Cali, and Medellin. VivaColombia also flies to and from Monteria, Colombia and Wingo also flies to and from Cartagena, Colombia. Since there are no direct flights from Canada to Balboa, Canadians will likely have a stop in Bogota at El Dorado International Airport (BOG), Colombia's busiest airport.

Arriving at Balboa Airport

Years after the former Howard Air Force Base was demilitarized and closed, Balboa Airport opened in its place. The airport is a small, one- terminal facility, meaning both airlines share one arrivals area. Immigration is strict in Panama, so be prepared to spend a long time waiting for security and immigration checks to be completed upon arrival. Ensure you have all of your travel paperwork printed and in order as electronic copies will not be accepted. After you've collected your baggage, it will take about 20 minutes by car to get to Balboa. If you take a taxi, expect to pay about $30 CAD.

Balboa Airport Facilities

If your airline offers in-flight meal services, you'll want to take advantage of it, as amenities are limited at Balboa Airport. Plan to leave the airport to do your souvenir shopping and to rest and refuel after your flight. On your way home, make sure you are checked in at least three hours before flight departure to ensure there are no delays. Bring a book or handheld device to keep you entertained while you wait.

What to See and Do in Balboa

One of the most important things to see when visiting Balboa is the Administration Building, a historically significant building with gorgeous landscaping and a picturesque water fountain on the lawn. Inside, there are colourful murals painted on the walls depicting the construction of the Panama Canal. Close to the Administration Building is a little café where you can enjoy a coffee or snack. If you're looking to do a little souvenir shopping, head to one of the area's two handicraft markets to pick up a handmade craft.

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 Location Details

Longitude:79° 33' 27'' W
Latitude:8° 58' 23'' N
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