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Hola a todos y todas! Vamos a cruzar desde Panamá hasta Colombia en barco, esperamos hacerlo durante la primera semana de marzo, aunque nuestras fechas son flexibles. Si estás interesad@ en compartir un contenedor de 40 pies con nuestro vehículo, de 6 metros de largo -por lo que disponéis de la mitad de la capacidad del contenedor- escríbenos lo antes posible para poder coordinarnos.
El coste por un vehículo es de 900 dólares más o menos.
Para contactar con nosotr@s:
Esperamos vuestras respuestas! Salud y suerte!
Hieveryone! We are goingto cross fromPanamato Colombia on a ship. We are willingto do itduringthefirstweekofMarch, butwe are flexible in ordertofacilitate a convinient date forwhoeverwantstoshare a container withus. The container capacityis 40 feetlenght, andour bus is 6 meterslenght so thatmeansyou can havethehalfspa... more »
Don't care if via Atlantic or Pacific, and I realize I may have to ship the vehicle and fly separately. (I have done this from Miami to Venezuela, but so long ago I've forgotten how I did it!)
If anyone has info on this - or can point me to a source - I'd really appreciate it!
I am going to be traveling to Sambu and have tried to contact the Sambuhause and have not heard back from them. I have also read about a guest house called Villa Siesta but cannot find much information about it. Has anyone been there and $$ and such?
I have heard that going from Panama to Costa Rica on land is not that easy. People say that it's a headache to go through the border. Is that true?
Anybody has done that recently?
Any help would be appreciated.
We only have a week in Panama and in addition to doing the San Blas Islands and the city we wanted to explore either El Valle or Bouquet. We're not bird watchers and are just looking for a place to explore the jungle and hang out. Is one better than the other?
Is the best way to get to Bouquet to fly into David?
Myself and boyfriend, both in our 30’s are planning a big trip this December to Central America.
We are looking to spend time on beaches, snorkelling, checking out the jungle and seeing the wildlife and doing some white water rafting/kayaking and generally soaking up the atmosphere. We are not big party people, but more than happy in a chilled bar for a few drinks. We are not resort type people. We loved backpacking in SE Asia a few years ago, but now due to work commitments we have to squeeze are travelling into holiday between work in London.
I’ve excitedly been doing research into where to go and narrowed it down to Panama or Costa Rica. It seems that the weather in Belize will not be too good this time of year and the sand bugs put me off Honduras (as I write this I know it sounds a complete over reaction – but with mosquito bites I often get strange reactions whi... more »
How long is the taxi ride from PTY airport to Casco Viejo, as well how much should i be looking to pay? I heard that taxis in Panama are meterless. Thanks for your info.
Made reservations for a 3 week stay at Las Plumas, Volcan (actually Paso Ancho), Panama. Looks great on the internet....several furnished houses for rent. However the site doesn't explain that you can't get there by driving the last 1/2 mile. What the owner described as a 'dirt' road after we called him upon finding there was no way to drive to the location, is actually a rock and boulder road requiring high wheel clearance or 4 wheel drive with same high wheels. Google maps show the location, and it looks like 'town streets' but they are not.
The rocks are not crushed, but orange to cantelope size with basketball size boulders projecting up, enhanced by potholes. There was no way to traverse without the car bottoming out. Would have to carry luggage by hand 1/2 mile for a 3 week stay, and be land locked to reach groceries, restaurants, etc. in Volcan, several miles away. He claims t... more »
I've been doing some research online and it looks like there are various companies that offer partial passage on the Panama Canal, at various prices.
Are they all basically the same (same route, etc.?) with maybe a slight variation in the quality of your lunch or whatever? Is there one that generally stands out as being better than the others?
We don't mind paying a few extra bucks if we're getting more for our money, but it isn't clear to me why some seem to cost more than others.
Also, should I book ahead online to make sure we get a spot, or would it be OK to do it when we get there? This would be on Good Friday (March 29), and it looks like tours do run that day, but I'm not sure if that would be more popular because it's a holiday, or less popular because most Panamanians leave the city.
I am looking for some advice regarding my journey to David, Panama. I am planning to go there by bus from Panama City. Do you guys think it is safe to travel by myself? Of course I know that there are less dangerous places but the friend I was actually going to travel with has some last-minute-work to do at home. Shall I consider staying one night in a hotel in P-City before it gets dark? Which parts of Panama are "safe"? Do you have any tips/cluesor something that has to be pointed out?
Thank you very much in advance.
I have the option of choosing a flight with a 5 hour layover in Panama City, before continuing to Bogota. I'm a US citizen. Is 5 hours enough time to leave the airport?
Any advice ASAP would be appreciated!
In November I traveled to Nicaragua with some friends to surf and had a fantastic time. We went to both San Juan del Sur and Playa Jiquilillo and loved it. Now were looking to plan our next surf vacation and are trying to figure out a new destination. We are all beginners and still learning to surf. I've done a bit of reading and it sounds like Panama or Guatemala may have some good options. Ideally, we would prefer to go somewhere more similar to Playa Jiquilillo than San Juan del Sur (with less tourists and very few rocks). Any recommendations on where to go/stay in either of these two countries to surf?
I'll be in Panama March 25th - April 2nd, looking for travel partner, maybe some paisanos to see the sights with...
I'm thinking to head south and west to keep a little bit from crowds...Relax, get some surfing in, catch up on some reads...
Let me know if you'd be interested, what you're itinerary is looking like -
So I missed the carnival as I was stuck at work. I'm finally able to leave for Panama next weekend and have a rough plan of what I want to do and see while I'm there. I don't have much planned but thinking about Panama City, San Blas, Chitre, Boquete and Bocas del Toro. Any recommendations on this - should I leave something out or am I missing something? I have about 2.5 weeks.
Also, I have no accommodation booked besides the first two nights in Panama City. Would it be better to book something prior arrival or will I be able to find something by just showing up? I'm not sure how busy it will be and whether there will be availability in small hotels/hostels/B&Bs.
Looking for info on hiring boat/guide to visit Embera tribes near La Palma. I do not want to visit the "Disney/Cruiseship villages" near PC. I am looking to stay a few nights at the village(s). any help/costs would be great.
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