Hi fello travellers
I will be visiting Colon Panama for a day as one of our stops during a cruise together with my wife and our six months old baby.
Can anyone suggest whether there's anything we can do or places to visit? Is it safe? Or it would be a better option to spend the day on board and take it easy?
Thanks for the feedback.
I really don't want to spend 25 - 30 bucks on a cab, I ll be on a budget and carrying only a small over the shoulder bag.. is there a place close to the airport where I can buy the metrocard, or are Panamanians good enough to help out a stranger ? I would pay reasonably above the cost of the dollar ride if a friendly fellow bus rider would let me on with their card( as we often do here inNew York City where we have a very similar procedure, and which is also very inconvenient for visitors arriving by air)
Is it possible to drive a vehicle from Panama to Colombia via the Darien area?
Have a two week slot during New Years time frame and trying to decide on which one to choose.
Anyone want to offer up any opinions? Boco del Toras sounds nice. I know Guatemala would be beautiful and Honduras would offer up some cool stuff and probably less people than the others, I assume.
Thinking I will avoid Costa Rica during this time and I have been to Nicaragua already.
How is the drive from Panama city from Bocos or is it not recommended?
I can also fly and that will be fine. However, once I get to Bocos is it easy to get around to go explore other areas.
For example, how easy is it go get from the Pacific to the Carribean side if you wanted to?
Late planning on this trip so trying to get a general plan of a attack.
So do I go to Panama first or Gutemala first and then to Panama
In two weeks time we will be travelling to Panama City, stay there one night en head on to Colon (cruise). We are à party of six, oud Mother being 88 years old.
Is it easy to arrange transportation the day before? E.g. a van?
I will be coming to Panama City in December. I would like to buy nice small (size EU34 - UK2) tango/salsa shoes. Do you know of a good shop for this? Or is there maybe even a place whre I can have shoes made specifically?
how much is taxi for 2 persons from the airport to theTryp PanamaCentro hotel
wineries de la ciudad
I am going to travel to Panama and I wanna get some off track experience. So does anyone know a good tour operator for unique wild life experience?
I see this as a derogatory term often but I can't find a definition. Can anyone here help?
Hi, can someone help me with the best area to stay, i am visiting Panama city for a conference on the 14th Oct. So i plan to arrive on 11th afternoon so i have the weekend 12th and 13th to do some sight seeing. I also would like to do a day trip on Saturday if possible and explore the city on 13th. I have read a bit abt the areas but i want to know what are the best areas for photography as i am a part time photographer as well. I love to take nature as well as historical sights as well and architecture. the conference will be held at teh Hard Rock Hotel Megapolis. 13th and 14th so i can check that area during those to day and would like to stay away from that area for the first 2 day. also what are the recommended local beach areas that are most popular?
what time fish market opens in las tablas
What time opens fish market on sunday in las tablas
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I'm going to Panama by myself in Sept for 2 weeks. My first solo backpacking adventure so I am really nervous. Can anyone recommend places to see around the city? I don't intend to stay there for more than 3 days than I want to go to Bocas del Toro for the rest of the trip. So I have loads of questions! Are Atm's available- do they recognize Canadian banks (I'm PC), is there should not be missed stuff around the city? How hard is it to get from the airport to the city? I also have to find the domestic airport to get to Bocas. Should I try to jump over to Costa Rica? Ah lots of trepidation and questions!!
Any good furniture stores in PC? What about David?
Can someone suggest an inexpensive hotel near airport, we will be laying over for 11 hours on July11th.
Myself and a friend are planning a winter away from the cold North Atlantic . We are looking at renting a 2 bedroom house / apt near the beach and within walking distance of markets , bars and restaurants from Nov 1- May 1.
Would Uverito Beach, Los Santos area be a good choice?
Do you have any names of rental agencies ? We are using Craigs List.
Thanks so much for your time - Joan
Am considering a dental vacation to David,Panama. Is there any reason to suspect this would ot be a safe destinatio?
My girlfriend and I are going to Panama in mid june for two weeks (I know not the best time of year for it weather wise!) and we need some help in planning the trip...we don't know anyone who has been before! We fly in and we fly out of the city so that has to be our start and end destination. We plan to finish off the trip in the city in a hotel which came with our flights but for the 11-12 days before we want to get out and explore the country backpacker style. We definitely want to go to Bocas Del Toro and I would be interested in doing the cloud-forest hiking in the north on the border of Costa Rica. Looking at the map an idea I had was to travel the Pacific Ocean coast and over 8 days make our way to Bocas and then fly back internally to the city. Would this be a good idea and does the West coast cater well for the backpacker?
I have also heard the San Blas on the East coast is amazing but with the location and timescales I think that perhaps it might be trying to do too much?
Any advice would be hugely appreciated as we need to get planning as we are going out in the middle of the school holidays it seems!
Seb and Laura
I am a US citizen who doesn't speak spanish well, and I am hoping to travel to Panama City where I want to get a motorcycle license and buy a used motorcycle. Then I want to ride it all the way through Central America and into the US. I have a valid US drivers license and have heard that I don't need a motorcycle license in Central America if the motorcycle is 125cc or less. The problem then is that I won't be able to enter the States with the motorcycle. How long does it take to get a license that would be valid in the States, and can a novice spanish speaker pass the tests required? What else should I think about before attempting this?
When is the better time to travel to Panama weatherwise?
My daughter just started an internship for 6 months i Panama City and found a shared flat in el Granjero. Could anybody help us with an information, how she gets from el granjero via metrobus to her office near Tocumen Airport? Are there other possibilities she could try (like a lift from s.o. who drives the same direction e.g., reliable phone No. for a taxi on daily basis etc.)
Your help is highly appreciated.
Hello - my daughter just started an internship for 6 months and found a shared flat in El Cangrejo. She now tries to find a metrobus line, which will give her a good transport to her new office, near Tokumen Airport.
Could you support me with some information.
Besides Metrobus, are there other possibilities (like car-sharing e.g.) and how can she find these.
Your help is very much appreciated.
Hello, I will be in Panama alone for 3 nights and I was wondering what the best part of the city to stay in would be? I am looking for something with the following:
-close to major sites/interests
-shops, bars, restaurants in walking distance
-not just tourists
Your help is appreciated!
I am spending a week in Montezuma Costa Rica and have a little bit of time left after that to just explore the country and surrounding areas. I am wondering if it is worth it to go to Panama and fly home from Panama city or just explore Costa Rica and fly home from San Jose. Is the Canal and the city really worth paying all that extra money to go see and with so little time, is it worth it or do you think it would be better to explore Costa Rica a little more?
Can anyone tell me which is nicer, Cabanas Kuanidup or Cabañas Gabayai? I'm assumig that Gabayai has better cabanas and food, but that Kuanidup is the prettier island. Any opinions on either would be appreciated, thanks
I'm going to be visiting Panama for three weeks and already have accommodations. I'm curious how much I will need for rental car, gas, etc? I was planning on bringing $1,800. Advice please. Thank you so much :o)