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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 travel from San Jose, Costa Rica to Panama City, Panama

Panama City is yet another worthwhile destination where you can travel from San Jose, Costa Rica. Going to Panama City from San Jose is made possible by different means of transportion. San Jose enjoys a strategic location which gives it access to nearby countries such as Nicaragua and Panama. Good thing these countries are efficiently …

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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 Shuttle and water taxi. The cheapest option is to take a local bus and then a water taxi. I recommend you book a shuttle from Puerto Viejo to Bocas Town Panama. It is not much more expensive than taking a …

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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) jungle.  For those who’d rather not take their chances hiking through a jungle full of drug smugglers, hungry animals, poisonous …

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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 Panama City is a lively place and connects downtown with the old city of Panama. It is predestinated for walks …

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