would it be better to start visiting Costa Rica before visiting the neighbor country Panama or it does not matter?
which country would need approximately more time to see? I know that visiting a country is individual but which one would require more time. Would you recommend a central cheap and safe hostel in Panama for me to start my travel journey? Thanks a lot.
I read on the forums that the Hotel Casco Antiguo ( http://www.hotelcascoantiguo.com/ ) was a good budget option for staying in Casco Viejo. At $20 for a private room with shared bathroom, I wasn't expecting much for my 1-night stay, but this place was far worse than I would have expected.
I've been to 80+ countries and usually stay in cheap-ish / budget places. At most budget places I stay in, it's not the Ritz but the hotel staff usually tries to be nice/helpful and makes some effort to keep…
I had a great experience with Hostel Ride, and wanted to spread the word. The company is owned by a really nice guy named Edwin who speaks perfect English, and he responds quickly and professionally to emails. He was my driver as well (I believe he drives most / all of the services himself), and was on time and has a clean/safe van.
Hostel Ride is providing a much needed service for the budget traveler to Panama. An airport taxi is a very expensive $30, and there is no safe/efficient public…
Hi all - I'm off to Panama late December for two weeks and I am hearing so many contradictory things about the climate, if anyone could let me know about their experiences there it would be very appreciated.
Our initial plan was to spend NYE in the Bocas region then the second part of the trip in either San Blas or Peninsula de Azuero. It appears that the Caribbean side of the country is still very wet this time of year however, even though it it high season. We are only away for 13 days so…
We will be traveling to Panama City by plane on 1/23. We would like to see Panama city for a couple of days and then unsure what to do after that.
We have a friend coming with us that needs to be back in Panama City to depart by plane the early morning of 1/29.
My wife and I would then stay in Panama until the afternoon of 2/2 where we fly out of Panama City.
With these restrictions in mind, what would be do-able and advised?
We don't mind driving a rental car or taking the bus. We don't…
I know CA countries are getting stricter about proof of onward travel and I know that bus tickets are acceptable in most cases (that is what we showed when traveling one way from US to Nicaragua) but I read on one site that Panama doesn't accept bus tickets, only flights. Does anyone know if this is true or has been able to enter with bus tickets? We will be crossing into there through Costa Rica (from Puerto Viejo)We are planning to stay six weeks in between house sits in PV and Cahuita…
We will marry in June 2016 and we're thinking to make our honeymoon in June but we are afraid of the rainsaison that starts in May.
How is the wheater in Panama in June? And is it all over Panama rainy or only in the jungle?
We want to visit San Blas, Panama City, Vulcano Baru and Bocas tel Toro..
Hey everyone! Booking a trip to panama with 2 friends (we're 2 guys, 1 girl, all mid 20s) mid December and hoping to get a good rec for where we can go fully immerse ourselves in the rainforest not too far from the city.
We are young and active, so we're not looking for relaxing by a pool, bird watching, and an overpriced canal cruise - we want to hike, explore the jungle, and see some cool wildlife! Anywhere y'all can recommend us staying for 3 days/ 2 nights not too far from the city where we…
My name is Emma and Im 21 years old.
So in less then 2 weeks I am flying in to Panama City to start my solo journey that is going to last 3 months. I haven't made any plans as to where to go or when to go, just because three months is too long of a time to plan.. I suck at planning.. haha! But the aim is to travel up to Costa rica!
So I would truly appreciate it if you guys would give me some helpful tips on good hostels and things to do on a tight budget as a solo traveller between…