Panama

Capital City: Panama

Currency: US Dollar, Panamanian balboa

Official languages: Spanish

Neighbouring countries: Costa Rica, Colombia

Interesting places to visit include: Panama Canal, Gatun Lake, Ancon Hill, Biomuseo, Avenida Balboa

Time Zone: Eastern Standard Time (EST -5)

Largest City: Panama City

How to get from Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro, Panama
How to get from Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro, Panama

The most recommended way to travel from Puerto Viejo to Bocas del Toro, Panama is by Shuttle and water taxi. The cheapest option is to take a local bus and then the water taxi. I […]

Sailing through the San Blas Islands in Panama
Sailing through the San Blas Islands in Panama

Traveling the “Gringo Trail” through Central and South America by land is an amazing adventure. However, when crossing from Panama to Colombia, the Pan-American Highway is split by the Darien Gap, a dense (and dangerous) […]

My Trip to Bocas Del Toro in Panama
My Trip to Bocas Del Toro in Panama

The time has come again. I have to leave the country to renew my Visa and decide to make a trip to Bocas del Toro in Panama. To the islands I have heard about so […]

Things to do for Free in Panama City, Panama
Things to do for Free in Panama City, Panama

Walk along the waterside promenade, watch people dancing and get to know local inhabitants. Often it are the small things that make your day special. 1. Walk along the waterside promenade  The waterside promenade in […]

Free Hugs in Panama City
Free Hugs in Panama City

After an horrible Border Crossing from Costa Rica to Panama and a 17.5 hours trip from San José, Costa Rica I finally arrive in the afternoon at the bus terminal in Panama City. My hostel […]

Border crossing from Costa Rica to Panama
Border crossing from Costa Rica to Panama

I did already many border crossings but this one was by far the worst one. Border crossing from Costa Rica to Panama. Long waiting time, flight ticket to country of residence, 500 USD in cash […]

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