Southernmost country in Central America, separated from Colombia and South America by the Darien Gap.

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What dialect of Spanish do the locals speak in Panama City?

Do the locals speak standard Spanish or some sort of dialect? To get around Panama City what language does need to know? Is English popular or is knowing Spanish vital?
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Do I need a transit visa in Paris and Panama?

Visiting Costa Rica soon. Depart from Hong Kong - Paris - Panama - Costa Rica (SJO). I hold a Philippine Passport, do i still need transit visas for Paris and Panama?
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Is there a cruise ship or ferry departing for Ecuador from Colombia or Panama?

I'm looking for any way to go from Colombia or Panama to Ecuador by sea. It can be cruise ship or ferry transportation. Is there some company which does this route?
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Do I need to book my boat trip from Panama to Colombia before I enter Panama?

I've got an Australian passport and I plan to do the boat trip from Panama to Colombia, via the San Blas Islands. I read though that to be allowed entry into Panama, I'll have to provide information ...
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What are the travel options from Santiago de Veraguas to Bocas del Toro in Panama?

What is the fastest way from Santiago de Veraguas to Bocas del Toro in Panama? I suspect there is a way to fly directly between the two towns, as they both have airports. But I'm not sure how to ...
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Central America, rain season and electronics

I am a traveling developer and I need functional wifi and a laptop for my work. I would love to travel to the central americas (niceragua, costa rica and panama) for about a month during june but this ...
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Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua

I want to go to Costa Rica and I am considering going to Panama and Nicaragua as well. I wonder though, what will I be able to find in Panama and Nicaragua that I will not be able to find in Costa ...
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Need information on traveling to Montezuma, CR and Panama

I have several questions in one.... I am traveling to Montezuma, CR this coming April. I would need to fly out of Halifax, Nova Scotia. What is the best airport to land in CR and what are the ground ...
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Stay at the airport for my 8-hour layover in Tocumen, or spend a few hours in Panama City?

On my way to Asunción, I will have an 8-hour layover at Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen in Panama from 8 in the morning until 4 in the afternoon. If there's a lounge at the airport, I can ...
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Is it worth bringing a stroller to Panama and Costa Rica?

I am wondering if it is worth bringing a stroller with us to Panama and Costa Rica. We will be with our 5 month old baby and 3 year old toddler. We would use the stroller either for the small one (for ...
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Turtle-watching on Isla Bastimentos in Panama

I have read in the Lonely Planet guide for Panama that it is possible to see turtles lay their eggs on Isla Bastimentos in Panama, in particular on the Playa Larga. Unfortunately the guidebook doesn't ...
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Turtle-watching in Costa Rica and Panama in April

Where can I watch the turtles lay their eggs in Costa Rica and Panama in the second half of April? I am mainly interested in places that are accessible by car (4x4 is fine).
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Good ways to get around the Darién Gap?

I'm planning a backpacking trip from Central America down to South America. Does anyone have a recommended way of getting around the Darién Gap? I read that you can fly, or you can take a boat but ...