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Hi! My girlfriend and I are thinking of going to Panama at the end of July. We are 36 and 37 years old elementary school teachers/realtor/avid gardeners, speak Spanish and don't know much about Panama. We are not fans of paying money to be dragged around everywhere on tours. We do like camping, biking (bicycle)hiking, latin dancing, meeting friendly locals, exploring nature and wildlife, meeting people from indigenous cultures, etc. We can do cheap lodging as long as it's not dangerous. Any…

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Hey! I'm traveling to Bocas del Toro this summer and am also trying to squeeze in some time in Boquete. I'll be in Bocas del Toro for about 5 days and wanted to split the time in both places if that's possible. From what I read it doesn't seem longer than just a 5 hour trip from Bocas to Boquete so I thought this plan was totally doable. I just don't know what are the exact routes and transportation that is used. If anyone has done this trip any input would be great. What shuttle you used, how…

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Hi,
Me and my girlfriend are traveling to Cambutal end of august and first half of september. We like to do some exploring with 4x4 and maybe even camp out for a night. If someone did this can you tell me how about safety in that region, if 'wild' camping is allowed or advisable? And if it's feasible getting around with 4x4. Love to hear your experiences!

cheers
Mike

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Hi people, I will be in Panamá for 12 hours on my way to Europe since there is a lot of time I would like to go to the city or at least to one of the closest shopping mall ( for instances Los Pueblos) does any one knows if there is a place at the airport where I can leave my luggage and then be able to leave the airport? also how much is the exit taxes in Panama? Thank you

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Hi, I am Looking for travel buddies people to explore with I arrive in Panama from Scotland on 2nd May and will travel around Panama, Costa Rica and up to Nicaragua where I will visit my friends hostel. This is a last minute trip so I haven't really planned ... I am quite well travelled, and like to explore and have fun.

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aloha.... i have seen some posts about bus travel but i am wondering is - are thee buses that run from albrook to david after 9pm or so. on sundays. i get in after 8pm on a sunday night and would like to travel by bus to david that evening, instead of getting a hotel room and traveling the next day... can anyone help with this.????? thanks...

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Hello Everyone,

I'd appreciate advice on two weeks itinerary in early December (Nov 30 - Dec 14). I'm going there with my girlfriend who doesn't need to see any of the historical site. She's more like nature lover.

As I've mentioned above we're going for two weeks and so far have only three main places we definitely want to visit:

Panama Canal
San Blas
Pipeline road

We're thinking of 3-4 days on San Blas Islands. The rest we don't know and will leave it on suggestions/advices.

Would anyone…

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I'm staying in Panama City for a few days in May and I've narrowed my choice of accommodation down to Hospedale Casco Viejo or Malmallena Hostel. Anyone stayed at both (or either) recently and able to offer an opinion?

Cheers

Geebsie

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Hello - we want to visit Soberania for some hiking but the tours look too expensive and we're on a budget. I am reading that there are good marked trails. Has anyone done this independently? Can we take the bus there and back from Panama city? Any safety concerns? Any transportation advice would be appreciated. We are visiting in a couple of weeks.
Cheers!

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hello, bringing along a smart phone, how much approximately would cost a SIM card for internet and calls usage for approximately one mont? Would I need to buy another SIM card for Costa Rica? Have you been in that situation before? Can you pls help? I am planning to leave behind my lap top computer and replace it with that smart phone as nowadays everybody is doing it. thanks.