At the end of November, from Colombia we'll get along the Carribean coast to Puerto Obaldia in Panama. From there I'd like to get to Carti or El Porvenir (or maybe there is different intesresting location there??). Could anyone tell me how often (if any) boats from Puerto Obaldia leaves to that direction? What can be the price of that journey? We're two people, so the cost is per person or per boat? There are a lot of different information in the net, different prices and most of them are quite old :)
does accommodation need to be pre booked in panama for December?
My girlfriend and I need to return to Panama City from Boca this Sunday, but all flights on Air Panama are apparently booked. Couldn't book on the other airline either. What's the least painful (least time-consuming) option? thanks
have got 4 weeks in panama,what is best way to utilise time
Are there any local fruit and produce markets accessible to cruse passengers?
arriving airport 10.00 p.m best transportation to city
We're off to Panama next October and would like to take a boattrip through the Panama Canal. However we don't find many options to do so, looks there's only one boat that does the trip once a week or so. And no, going on a cruise is not what we have in mind...
Any idea if the can be done, preferably ofcourse the whole canal or at least a part of it ?
GInirover from Belgium
I'm presently cycling through Costa Rica on my way to Panama, intending to catch the Colon to Cartagena, Colombia ferry (ferryxpress) later in May 2015. I've just been told by a friend that he thinks the last ferry to sail will be on April 30 2015 until restarting again in November, but I can't find any information on the web about this, including on their website, though my Spanish is very poor. Unfortunately where I am I have no phone access to call the office in Panama City. This has put me in a bit of a panic! If anyone can advise it would be hugely appreciated.
Can you take a boat/ferry from Bocas del torro, to Changuinola? If so how long does it take?
I can't help myself I just want to relocate to Panama and think it's such a beautiful place. What's the easiest way to obtain residency? We will sell our home here in Canada and go to Panama but if we purchase a home there does that mean we get easier residency status?
I had a stopover in Panama that is looking likely to be a stay for a week due to unforeseen circumstances.
I would like to ask a few questions as this a new country for me :)
1. Are there any recommended places to stay in the city? (like areas), near attractions, Bars.Restaurants?
2. Is it safe enough to walk around alone?
3. How much would travel, food and beverages cost whilst there, so I know how much money to take.
4. I read that they trade in USD, is this the case?
5. Would it be worth visiting beaches by leaving the city for a few days, if so, where are the good beaches at?
6. Any must see attractions or cool things to do?
7. Any places to meet people as a lonely traveller out on a limb... :( (pwaa pwaaa pwaaaa)
Thanks for any suggestions, I appreciate it greatly.
I want to purchase several tshirts from bars and other places in panama city. Its for a friends birthday who lived there but has not been back in years. Ebay just has the country flag or outline, Any help will be appreciated.
I would like to know what hotels are near the Isla flamenco so that I can make my reservations right away
I will be in Panama City for about a week and would like to take a Canal cruise.
Also any flights between Panama City and Liberia, Costa Rica?
If not how are the buses?
Any helps and hints would be appreciated.
Can one swim in the nude on one or more of the beaches on Isla Contadora ?
If so, which ones ?
Thanks very much.
I'm going back from Cuba soon through Panama city airport. I'll arrive to Panama on a Tuesday at 6.24PM, and my flight takes off at 11.52PM. Therefore I was wondering if that would leave me enough time to get out of the airport and have a look. I'd love to see the canal and a bit of Panama city, which I heard is beautiful.
Another question: as a French citizen am I required to have a visa or something to get out?
Thank you ;)
Hi looking for a hair salon for keratin treatment in Panama City. Any recommendations? Approximate cost?
Wanting to rent a car at main airport. Want to use my USD gold visa to cover liability. Only want basic coverage. My bank says card will do. Does anyone know the exact rules for Panama car insurance. Nn to know what to expect, speak a little Spanish but don't want to pay USD26 for insurance. Thx.
I will be in Panama for about 8-9 days in January. My main interest is in birding and other nature-y stuff, for which I would like to get away from Panama City for most of the trip. I am contemplating renting a car to drive around the countryside and get to more distant destinations that are difficult to reach by public transit, but I wonder if this is wise (I drove in Costa Rica in 2006 and many roads were utterly horrendous). Money is not a big concern, but freedom, safety, and convenience are.
My other question is whether 8-9 days is enough time to get to 3 destinations in Panama, or should I be less ambitious? The good sites seem to be Soberania NP, Chiriqui/Volcan Baru, and Darien--although Darien might be tough to do in this short time frame. I am considering Soberania, somewhere around Volcan Baru, and a last "R&R" stop in Bocas del Toro.
Any comments or suggestions would be welcome!
My wife and I are planning on taking a quick one-week trip in January or February this year. I was poking around online and found a really cheap flight to Panama-Tocumen.
We just got home from a long trip through the Balkans and earlier this year had a great time in Morocco but got really sick. So we're looking for something with a more relaxing pace. However, we know we'll get bored sitting on a beach for more than a couple of days. So we're hoping for a trip that has a bit of a balance to it - not too much time in the city, not too much time on the beach, some new experiences, etc.
With that in mind, if you were to take advantage of the flight deal and head to Panama for a week, where would you suggest staying? In Casco Vieja for a few days, see the sights and the canal, etc. Then escape somewhere to experience nature or the beach. Where would you recommend?
Thanks in advance!
We are renting a car at the pty airport and driving to the bridge of the Americas. How difficult is that route?
Early next year I would like a change for 2-4 weeks.Instead of beach why not check out a city, say, Panama City, Panama.It seems to have a lot to interest me besides the good weather at that time. How long should I stay ? What might be too long , or too short????????? There are malls, casinos, places of historical interest etc. What area recommended? San Francisco ? Cangrejo or where else? We are 2 active Jubilados and like to explore. What places to stay in ??? All advice very welcome. Patrick
I am going to be traveling on January 2015 to Panama, and I need to get a transfer from Tocumen to Riu Playa Blanca? any suggestion!
I will be renting a car at Tecumen and driving to The Bridge of The Americas.Is it as dangerous as it seems with all the comments I have read.
I am looking for a simpler and most cost effective way to get to city from International Airport in Panama City.
It seems that taxi cost is $30+
Is there no Shuttle or a bus or something ? I have no appreciable luggage. (Just a cabin bag)
A day stop (14 hrs.) seems to long to sit around at the Airport and near $60 round trip to town sounds to be bit much. Any suggestion would be highly appreciated. Thannks.
We, Henriet Richard and Julius 6 years old from The Netherlands are planning our holliday 2015.
Panama is also on our wichlist.
So we are Planning a round trip 28 days Panama/Costa Rica and looking for accomedation all over noth west part of Panama.
A little hut, stay with a family, even a hammock ect ect no problem as long as it is hygienic/clean and safe.
Also ideas about what ti see and do are welcome.
I am thinking about traveling to Panama for a few days while in Costa Rica and will fly out of San Jose. Where is a good area to stay for a few days that will give me access for touring the canal and still experience some of the night life?
ARE THERE DISEASES COMMON IN EL VALLE?
looking for a rebounder-mini trampoline to purchase in the city of David
We are looking to get married on the beach near Bocas del Toro. A very small wedding, the 2 of us and our 4 adult children. Any ideas for companies that could arrange this?