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
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?
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.
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!
Can anyone recommend a fun, nice hostel to stay in or at least a good neighborhood? We are a married couple (on our 16 month honeymoon) in our 30's, so we would want a private room, but love the opportunity to meet fellow travelers. We were referred to the Luna's Castle Hostel, but they don't take reservations for private rooms.
We will be there for 3 nights (2 full days), Feb 14th to 17th.
Good places to eat, drink, see?
Autumn and Abe Shelton
4 Hour L/O Panama 04/19. Is that enough time to get to old town & back to the airport? Is it safe for a single woman? Thank you.
A friend and I are arriving in PTY on an evening flight and land around 10 PM (22:00). As two women traveling together, is it worth the extra money (around20) to use the car service that the hotel recommends over an airport cab? We'll be going to Casco Viejo to Hotel Tantalo.
Thanks in advance for your feedback!
Google cannot find one, therefore, are there any Jamaican restuarant in Panama City?
If not, would the locals and visitors welcome a fine Jamaican restuarant in the city?
Does anyone know of any special or traditional activities locals might do in panama city, panama for new year's eve? thanks
I will be in Panama Nov 1 to Nov 8. Would love to meet any VT members while there. Will be at the Gamboa Resort Nov 1 to Nov 5, then move to the Playa Bonita Resort till morning of the 8th. This is a business meeting, but we'll have lots of free time.
We are arriving in November and need to go to Coronado Bay directly on arrival, and want to take a taxi. What should this cost us and how far and long is the trip?
I am heading to Panama for a few weeks coming up in March and staying at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita. Have been reading up on various destinations in and around Panama City.
I plan on taking many photographs and seek advice on the "best" spots for wildlife and scenery opportunities. Have quite a list of recommended locations to visit, but will need a month to see them all. Looking to narrow down this field somewhat and do the must sees//
Hi, I'm going to Panama City for a week and would like some suggestions. I understand that taxis are pretty cheap based on one of the transportation tips in the Panama City page. However, since I never have much luck with taxis, I'm actually hoping to just hire a taxi for the day rather than dealing with a succession of drivers. Can you give me an idea how much it'll cost? I'd like to be able to see the Miraflores Lock, Casco Viejo, Panama Viejo (i.e. the usual tourist spots). Can this be arranged through the hotel or can I just flag a taxi off the street?
Or do you think I should just join a city tour? If so, any recommendations on a reliable tour operator? Thanks!
We will be in Panama in December for one week, and are looking at staying at the Avalon Grand Panama in Las Cumbres. We would prefer to wake up and look at some nature as oppposed to big buildings. We are a "mature" couple and we like to travel in the basic style: local hotels, local transportation etc. Some of the reviews I have read on other website tell me the Las Cumbres area is not the safest and to choose a different area. Any thoughts? Thanks in advance for any imput.
My wife and I (retired Canadians), will be visiting Panama City for our first time for the month of February 2012. What areas of Panama City are safe and central to transportation and other services that we should consider staying in? We like walking, taking tours, dining out and mixing with the local people.
Al & Lynda
In a few months I'll have a long lay over in Panama City while returning from Brazil. Should arrive in the city around 6AM and depart around 6PM. My question is: what are the best places to visit? San Felipe, Panama La Vieja, Calidonia, etc.?
How long does it take to get from the airport to the city by taxi?
Thanks for any suggestions/input.
We have some nights in Panama City in late July but we are having real trouble finding a reasonably priced hotel in the OLd City, or indeed, anywhere in Panama City? It needs to be under100, central, clean and safe.
Does anyone have a suggestion?
Thanking you in anticipation,
1) Is there a Hop On Hop Off type of tour bus that goes through the city of Panama? Cost? Website.
2) Are there any tourists sights that are NOT open every day?
3) Are there any tourist sights that offer free admission or special deals on special days throughout the week?
4) Info on Panama city Carnival?
I am trying to maximize my time there because I plan on having a GOOD time!
Wazzup, good people?
I am going to Salvador da Bahia at the end of the month on Copa Airlines via Panama City.
I have a short connection of 1 hour 1 minute on Copa.
Has anyone taken a flight like this on Copa. Is it enough time? Do they typically hold the plane?
I usually like longer connections, but it's seems routine for Copa and people tell me it's OK.
Anyone have any experience?