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Bocas del Toro: boat from San Cristobal to Almirante

Hi guys,

While I'll have transportation to San Cristobal the day I arrive (from Bocas town), I was wondering if there is any boat that could take me directly to Almirante from San Cristobal? Or do I always need to go through Bocas Town?

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Are there any routes/paths/roads to the PanAmerican Highway from Puerto Obaldia, Panama?

Hi guys,

I'm doing some research on a possible route North through Panama via the Darien. I will be getting a boat from Turbo, Colombia to Puerto Obaldia, Panama - from here I want to find a way to get to the main Ruta 1 PanAm highway, where I can continue north to Panama City.

Here is a map that illustrates the idea:
MAP

I would love to hear from anyone who can offer some information!

Thanks!

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Accommodation in Volcan / Cerro Punta Needed

Hi Everybody,

I've been trying to find a reasonably priced place to stay in Volcan / Cerro Punta area, but there's very little I can reach via email, and those that do have an email tend to be expensive.

Do you know any good and reasonably priced place to stay in this area that you would recommend? Dorm rooms are good, too.

Thank you so much for your help. very much appreciated.

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Nearest airport to Caledonia / Puerto Escocés (Guna Yala)

Hello!
I'm trying (and struggling) to find information on the nearest airport to Caledonia island in Guna Yala. I have heard that the best thing to do is fly to nearest airport, take a boat (3h) to Caledonia, stay for day and take boat back to nearest island with airport to overnight. Any help would be hugely appreciated!
Thank you
Jess

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Isla Grande & Portobelo

1 week, no email reply from Captain Jack's. Perhaps they're closed. Backup plan, Isla Grande. I figure if I go that far, I might as well go 20 km farther.

Does anybody have recent experience in these places? Please recommend places to stay in Isla Grande. I like to be on the seaside and am not particular other than that, or inexpensive.

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Clothing

I was told that people in panama generally don't wear shorts. Is that right, is it inappropriate?

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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…