I am going to be in Panama from June 13th to June 28th - I am going to be during the day, however my nights are open...
I was wondering what to do or where to go to meet some expats - I would like to find out what it's like to live there, as I am thinking about buying property.
I would really appreciate your input and company - hope to hear back,
I would lie to travel to Panama with my kids (8, 17). Is it safe? Are any nice beaches?
Are there native indian villages around Bocas del Toro that i can visit. My trip will be early may 2016
I will like to send a gift to a good friend currently working in BC pTY how and where can I send something. I was thinking massage or some anti stress . Any suggestions
Need to rent a car for at least three months. Most rental car companies are at least 1700 (which includes the mandatory 3rd party insurance). Are there any places to rent an older car for less than that?
My wife is having a BIG birthday next week and I am thinking of taking her to see the Panama Canal as a gift. We would probably go in March, but nothing is settled. I have looked at various cruises, but don't want to spend a lot of time just on a cruise ship, in fact, the less the better. I have looked at one called "The Panama Canal Experience" run by Panama Travel Consultants and it looks pretty good. I would like any suggestions, input, etc. that any of you have for things to see and do, restaurants, etc. Don't tell anyone my wife will be 80 (I am about 5 months younger). I mention our age to let you know that we are not interested in skiing, zip-lines or long hikes. We are both in good mental and physical condition but are not into really heavy physical activities. Thanks for any assistance you can offer.
We are proposing to visit Panama for approximately 10 days in February.
Arriving from Europe we thought that we should first spend a few days based in Panama city and then try a coastal town away from the city.
So what should we do from a base in Panama City, the canal etc. and where should we go for a quieter more relaxing time.
I'm going on a trip to Colombia in January, and on my flight back home I have a day long stopover in Panama City. I arrive at 8pm on January 11th and leave at 6pm on the 12th.
I want to use this free day to make a quick visit to the Panama Channel and then some outlet shopping.
Which one of these two hotels would be better situated for that?
Lemon Inn: Entrando por Calle 50 a la calle 59 (Entre Global Bank y Credicorp Bank), Primera calle a la derecha (Calle Bachiller) casas 39 y 40 0834-1689 Panama City
Hostel Siriri: Barrio Marbella Calle 1a o las Acacias atrás de la Calle 50 587 Panama City
Thanks for the help!
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.