Frequently Asked Questions
What is Filthy Friday?
Filthy Friday is weekly, daytime Island Party Crawl happening every Friday and Saturday in four locations in four different islands in the Bocas del Toro archipelago, off Panama’s Caribbean coast.
How much does it cost?
Currently, the price of the ticket is 35 USD (except for special events, like our New Year’s party, where the price is usually higher).
What is included in the ticket price?
With the ticket you get:
• A Filthy Friday tank top (color and sizes are subject to availability),
• A Filthy Friday drawstring bag for your belongings,
• Access to all four venues,
• Transportation between them (transportation home, however, is NOT included), and
• Several of the free shots our staff will be providing throughout the party.
Are the spaces limited?
Yes. For safety and security reasons, our party is limited to 350 guests.
Where can I purchase the tickets?
Due to our limited spaces, we strongly recommend you to purchase your ticket online, on this website.
If, however, you wish to pay cash or get your ticket once in Bocas, we start selling tickets on Thursdays, from 1630h to 2100h, outside of Tequila Republic, on E Avenue, right in front of Selina Hostel.
If you want to risk it and wait till Friday morning to get your ticket, we start selling at 0930h both at our selling booth outside of Tequila Republic and at the first stop.
Remember, spaces are limited and there is a possibility, especially in the high season, that by Friday morning we’re sold out!
What’s the itinerary for the day?
Filthy Friday starts at 1130h on Isla Colon. The specific place changes from time to time, but we
announce it beforehand. Around 1300h we start moving towards The Blue Coconut, built upon a
mangrove on Isla Solarte. Finally, around 1700h we head towards Aqua Lounge, in Carenero Island, where the party goes on till 2200.
On Saturday, the party continues from 1700h at Selina Red Frog’s Sundown Sessions (or, if
you’re lucky, Jungle Rave, which happens once a month), in Bastimentos Island.
Again, the boat rides to all four locations are included, except the one to your hostel/hotel/home.
Why should I register online?
Crazy parties in paradise are fun, but need a high degree of organization, which translates into
safety and security for the attendees. Registering you allows us to have important information in case of accidents while providing us with a valuable data set to tailor the party to your needs (where do our customers come from?, what’s their average age? And so on) and connect with you via social media. Besides, you get to request songs to the DJ. How cool is that?
What if it rains?
All of our venues have big roofed areas, so it’s extremely unlikely that rain poses a problem. In the case of a massive tropical storm (a hurricane or something), it might be necessary to cancel the event. But this possibility is extremely unlikely.
Is there food available?
Yes. All of our venues have food available for purchase.
Can I bring my own booze?
Nope. Drinks will be available for purchase at each of the venues, and bringing in your own
booze is strictly prohibited. Seriously, our security team is instructed to thoroughly check all bags!
Why do I have to pay for the cups?
The Bocas del Toro archipelago has serious waste management problems. Thus, a system of reusable plastic cups with a refundable deposit makes a great deal of sense to us in order to limit the amount of trash our party produces!
What about my valuables?
As a general rule, we advise our each and every one of our guests to bring as few valuable objects as possible.
However, if you do have to bring your smartphone, passport or whatever, don’t worry. We have a Bag Check area both at the Blue Coconut and at Aqua Lounge where you can leave your stuff for us to keep it safe.
But please, remember to pick it up before each party ends! It’s not nice to be chasing people around with their stuff!
Should I bring my ID?
It is not absolutely necessary for us to see your passport, but having any other ID with proof of age (national ID card, driver’s license, social security card, whatever) would be a good idea both for age and identity checking and, in general, for you to be on the safe side if anything happens.
I won’t be able to make it on time to the first venue. Can I still join?
It depends. If you’re ticket is paid, your spot is guaranteed. You can join whenever you want, but the transportation to wherever you decide to join is on you.
If you haven’t paid, your spot is subject to availability. We have a limited capacity, and thus we can’t guarantee there will be spaces available if you decide to join once the party has started.
I can’t attend the party but I love your tank tops. Is it possible to buy them separately?
Of course. The cost of single shirts is USD 15. If you want them off-hours (from Saturday to
Wednesday), however, you will have to contact us directly to arrange it.
Can I swim from Aqua Lounge back to Isla Colon?
Absolutely not!!!! While it may seem like a short swim, the water between Carenero and Isla Colon is full of boats passing by. Seriously, do not under any circumstance attempt to swim back to the main island!!!!!
Are there any group discounts?
Do you guys have a first aid kit?
Yes we do. And so do all of the venues we take the party to.
Why are some people in Bocas telling me that Filthy Friday is over or not happening this weekend?
Because they want you to come to their tours and activities, and they don’t mind lying or hurting other people’s businesses in the process.
If you want to come to Filthy Friday, do not listen to them. In general, there will be a FF every Friday.
In the 3 of 4 weekends a year we won’t do one, we will announce it with enough notice. Our only official channels of communication are our website and our social media accounts.
Why don’t the shirts say “Filthy Fuckin Friday” anymore?
We know, we know… we had to discontinue the infamous FFF design for reasons of political correctness. You know, sponsor’s rules, a few scandalized customers and all that.
If you like the FFF design, though, don’t worry! It’s possible to include the FFF shirt in your ticket.
Unfortunately, it will cost you a bit more (we call it the Profanity Tax!).
Both the words Filthy and Friday have six letters, F is the 6th letter of the alphabet and Friday is the 6th day of the week. Are you guys affiliated in anyway with the Antichrist or the Devil?
I wanna work for Filthy Friday. Hire me!
We’re always looking for talented, energetic and fun people who can handle the pressure of a daylong party while finding the balance between work and fun. Send us your resume and tell us why/when you’d like to work for us and who knows, we might figure something out!