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The $40 Airport Departure Tax is already included in most air tickets. Years ago, each traveler paid the tax to a designated tax collector at the airport and got a stamp or ticket signifying they had paid the tax. This was actually pretty common at airports all over the world, but now most airlines collect the tax as part of the ticket price, then forward ...


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The METROBUS Card can only be purchased in the selected Point of Sales and Recharge (POS). Unfortunately, at the time of writing, according to the METROBUS website it would seem that there is no METROBUS POS at Tocumen Airport. Here is an up-to-date list of these POS from the METROBUS website. However this online newspaper article from La Prensa dating 2013 ...


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Having spent years upon years through monsoons in India.. Laptops will not get spoilt. However, I have heard of cases where people who lived in beach facing apartments faced faster corrosion of their electronics, but these were older electronics like amplifiers / equalizers. Given todays electronics manufacturing (boards coated with some resistant ...


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There's a legal minimun age to drive in Panama, but besides that some companies may have their own policies. National Rent a Car says the driver must be at least 23 years old and Sixt requires drivers to be at least 21 years of age. About documentation you should have a passport and your country's drivers license (or the international drivers license). If ...


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Which Embera Community? I believe there are several Embera communities (including but not limited to Embera Drua (Upper Chagres), Embera Puru and Arimae), and hence various different places one can be picked up along the Chagres on the way to the village. Hence this question is kind of on the broadish side according to TSE's regulations. Nevertheless I ...


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Bus Is Cheapest But You Need a METROBUS Card The English version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport mentions only taxis, which makes it easy to assume that taxis are the only form of public transport connecting the airport to the city. This is not the case however, as the Spanish version of the Tocumen Airport webpage on public transport ...


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I answer myself. After some extensive researching, I've found this blog post in Spanish that says: The visitor center has some confortable huts with beds, bathroom and AC [..] is the only place you can stay overnight, because you cannot camp. Also, it explains that there are crocodiles in the area, so it's not a good idea to camp in the beach even ...


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Not directly your question, but things you should have also asked: Check for consequences if you lose your car for some reason and Mexico deems it to be imported, charging you import tax. I'm quite sure there was a corresponding question on this site not long ago. And check what your insurance thinks about it. They may not be happy and not cover you at all ...


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Looking at the answers to other similar questions, such as... Driving from US to Central America Driving from San Antonio to Copan Ruinas, Honduras Comparative safety of countries in Central America ...it looks like you might have to be prepared to bribe the police occasionally. Other than that I can't really tell you much but the answers in above ...


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I don't think it's extremely risky if you stick to Major thoroughfares. It would also be advantageous if you speak the lingua populi. If you're dead-set on this trip i'd say you should only stop in relatively well off areas. Mexico is not as lawless as the headlines make it out to be, at least, compared to other central american countries.


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While the city is only 15 minutes drive from the airport at times, given your narrow window, it would make more sense for your friend to come to the airport to meet you. Indeed, Wikitravel suggests that in busy periods, it can even take up to an hour, which you don't want if you're stressing about getting back to your flight! Assuming your bags are checked ...



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