Any suggestions as what a person can do in Panama City on New Years Eve
What highlights should a person see if they are there for only 2 days prior to cruise
What hotel you recommend? Near bars and shops and subway (metro) station? Should have a good pool. We´re staying 8 nights nex Feb. Thanks for help :)
Can you hire a car in changuinola and drive to Panama City to drop it?
I am allergic to bee stings and must carry an epi pen with me at all times in the summer in Ontario. Should I bring it to Panama with me?
Hoping to do some peacock bass fishing in Lake Gatun next week and I will be bringing my own boat. It is a 6ft or so inflatable raft, very stable and sturdy. I just realized I'll probably be sharing the water with some large animals. I'm not risk adverse, but don't know how aggressive they might be... I'm guessing that as long as I stay in the boat they'll ignore it. Thanks!
Can anyone suggest good restaurants/food in Bocas or Near Red Frog Resort? Ones posted are old.
Is it safe to drink water? Or should we only drink bottled water? Brand?
Do I need to do the meds for Malaria?
Cash or Traveler Checks?
In Bocas Oct 18-22 and will be taking our own gear. Any recommendations for a good place to stay where I can snorkel right from the property? I'll go for so much longer than my wife so I don't really want to have to take a tour or a boat everytime. It would be cool if a place had (or rented) kayaks to get to a nearby snorkel location too. I was looking at the Orange House for example, but that is on Saigon Bay and that does not seem ideal to snorkel from. I also don't really want to be too far from night time in Bocas Town for eating and drinks but certain don't want to hear it when trying to get our old bones to sleep either :)
We are coming in on a Thursday flight on Copa to Tocumen. Supposed to arrive at 2. Would we have time to make it over to Albrook to catch the 3:30 flight to Bocas or is that too tight? Not sure if 1 1/2 hours is enough time to deplane, get bags, Immigration, customs and get to Albrook (what is trafic like at the time of day?
Thanks in advance-
Can somebody on the ground there comment on the local thoughts and predictions with respect to the El Niño expected and its local impact especially w.r.t. travel/tourism .....I am thinking of a trip late November which should be the tail end of the rainy season? I am ok with rain but just wondering if the El Niño calls for caution?
Is La Chorrera a peaceful and safe place for expats?
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!