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overstay transit visa

Hi I arrived in Panama by boat from Colombia and was given a 4 day transit visa only. I want to stay for 30days then exit by land to Costa Rica. What are the implications if in overstay the transit visa? I have an Australian passport.

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looking for family friendly beach stay - not to crowded

I plan to spend 7 weeks in Panama with my family - kids 5+7 in march-april 15. We are looking for the best place to spend 2-3 weeks.Nice child friendly beach, possible snorkeling, animals in the surroundings and finally not to crowded…
we go to Boco del Toro and Boca brava already but at looking for a third place ...

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surf rental question

Hi - I was wondering if it is at all possible to rent boogie boards/body boards in Panama rather than surf boards? (or even just cheap boogie boards to buy for the duration of the trip) I've been Googling surf rental shops in the Peninsula de Azuero area and I'm not finding much. Any help would be appreciated.

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Advice Needed on Volcan Baru Climb

Hi Everybody,

I found plenty of information about climbing Baru from Boquete: a large 5-6 hour 14km dirt/mud road going all the way up to the summit.

Unfortunately, I couldn't find much information about the trail on the other side of the mountain, the one leaving from Volcan, near Cerro Punta. The guidebook indicates that it's more beautiful/interesting. However, it also specifies that it's pretty steep (not a problem), but also technical. I am wondering what they mean for "technical". I…

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Quick Question About The Tourist Card

Hi Everybody,

I have a quick question about obtaining the tourist card upon arrival to Panama City Tocumen International Airport. For US citizens, it's listed that: "People from the following countries need a passport and a tourist card: Antigua, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominican Republic, Granada, Guyana, Jamaica, Japan, New Zealand, Taiwan, Thailand, Tobago, Trinidad, the USA and Venezuela."

It's also listed, though, that "Tourist cards are no longer obtained upon…

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Panama City - Gulf islands

I'm going to be in Panama in a few weeks, and I want to do a lot of snorkeling, and explore the quieter side of Panama City. I've read good things about some of the less frequented islands in the Gulf, like Otoque Island and Taboga, and apparently it's easy to catch a boat ride out there. My question is, once I'm there, what should I see? How's the snorkeling? Are there other (non-resorty) islands around Panama city worth checking out?

Thanks!

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Seeking cabanas directly on the beach

I have been trying to find some little cabanas on the beach, but I am aware that not a lot of places in panama have an internet presence!

Would any of you happen to know of any that you could suggest? Looking to spend under 75$ A night.

I'm not fussy where yet...we are taking the kids and just want them to be able to wake up and frolic on the beach.

With that being said would all you panama gurus suggest the Caribbean side or the pacific side?

Thank you ever so kindly!!

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First Night in Panama, Flight arrives 1420h

I considered Captain Jack Portobelo and Mamallena eco-lodge but they would put me out too close to dark by arrival time so I'm decided to spend that night somewhere in the PC area unless somebody suggests an alternative within 3 hr of Tocumen. I'm looking for a place by the water, something like Bocas Toro or Caye Caulker or Utila. A hostel or eco lodge or something like that, to relax until this Carnival business is depleted.

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Panama carnival 2015

Is it correct that carnival is around February 17th in Panama this this year? I am planning to come from Costa Rica and head on to Panama city in that week. I really don't have plans so far except that I should get to Panama City February 17-19.

Is the carnival in some specific towns or all over the country? My concern is if hotels and buses may be full?

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Fly into Panama during Carnival oversight

Hello again. I checked the panama holiday site and found I be arriving middle of "carnival". I dont understand but fear there may be local folks whooping it up and sparsity of lodging rooms. I seek advice regarding transportation and accommodation shortages during this phase. I arrive Feb. 16.