I need to get from Boquete to Panama City (in Panama - not Florida!) on Sunday 3rd March 2019. I have found a timetable here however with that weekend being the start of carnival I would like someone with local knowledge to confirm that buses will be running. Will they be extremely crowded due to carnival? Is it possible, or advisable to make a reservation in advance?
To answer my own question, buses from Boquete to David and from David to Panama City maintain the usual daily timetable throughout the carnival, and it was not a problem to buy a ticket on the day. In fact, tickets can only be bought on the day of travel. The early morning local bus from Boquete to David was somewhat crowded with a few people standing in the aisle. The long-distance bus from David to Panama City has assigned seats so even though most seats were occupied, it did not feel overly crowded.