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Questions tagged [panama]

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

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Panama, Belize, Costa Rica or Honduras Visa from Pakistan

I'm a Pakistani national and trying to get a visa for Panama, Belize, Costa Rica or Honduras. How do I do this? Most of them don't have Visa services in Pakistan so where do we apply and what are the ...
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Does a Nepali need a transit visa for Panama or Columbia?

I am a Nepali passport holder, right now in the Dominican Republic. I have a DR visa. Recently I thought of visiting Bolivia as a tourist. I can't find any direct flights to Bolivia. Do I need a visa ...
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Boquete to Panamá by bus on 3rd March

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 ...
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Do I have to go through customs for a layover in Panama City, Panama?

If I fly from the US to Dominican Republic but I have a layover in Panama City, Panama, do I have to go through customs or just stay in the terminal and then board the flight to Dominican Republic? I ...
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Can I travel to Panama as a Pakistani and US resident?

Can I enter Panama? I am a Pakistani passport holder but also have a US Green Card (permanent resident).
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Are there any luggage storage facilities in Albrook airport, Panama City?

We are on a round-the-world trip so we have a lot of luggage, but Air Panama flights from Albrook Airport in Panama (PAC) only allow 14 kg of luggage per person. Is there anywhere at Albrook Airport ...
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Traveling to Ecuador with a layover in Panama. Do I need Yellow Fever vaccine?

I will be traveling to Quito, Ecuador in a few weeks. I'm flying on Copa Airlines from the United States with a 3 hour layover in Panama (PTY). I will also fly back from Quito to the United States via ...
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Why does my baggage need to go through X-ray to go out of the airport in Panama City?

I already have been in some countries, including South America and tje US. However, when I was in Panamá, something grabbed my attention. Why does my baggage need to go through an X-ray to go out of ...
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Passport taken for additional processing at Panama PTY immigration [closed]

I'm an Indian citizen on a US H1B visa. I was traveling with an American citizen friend from LIM (Lima) on my way back to San Francisco, with a day-long layover in Panama City (PTY) Immigration at ...
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Visa requirements for transit through Panama to costa rica [duplicate]

I am an Indian national with a valid visa for Costa Rica. Do I need a visa to transit through Panama?
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Is the Panama Canal and locks visible from outside, without purchasing tour tickets?

I am planning a visit to Panama Canal, (8 hr layover PTY). I looked around and could not find a definitive answer if the canal is visible without tickets. Based on Kuba's answer, I wanted to plan a ...
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Layover in Panama City, how much time do I need to see the canal

Hi I have a layover in Panama city with 2 choices On the way there, from 7:30 PM to 11:PM or, from 12:00 afternoon to 5:00 PM Question: Is this enough time to see the canal? and what is the safest ...
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How can I get from Panama City to Rivas, in Nicaragua?

We are trying to get from Panama City to Rivas (Nicaragua) next week. The flights are too expensive and we don't mind travelling non-stop by bus. What options do we have? Thanks
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Can I enter Panama and Costa Rica on a 5-year, multiple US visa?

I have a 5 year validity US visitor's visa, with three years left, and want to visit Panama and Costa Rica for two weeks as a tourist. My travel agent says I can simply use my USA visa to enter those ...
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How to find past flight routes between 1977/82 Latin America and the former Soviet Union? [closed]

I hope, I am in the correct place to post my question: Is there a way to find past flight routes between Panama City and St. Petersburg (former Leningrad) in the years 1977 to 1982? To be precise: ...
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How long can US citizens stay in Panama?

I am a U.S. passport holder, I arrived in Panama on April 12th. How long can I legally stay and how long do I have to leave before I can come back in the country legally?
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Does Siesta time in Panama affect business travelers?

I haven't been to Panama for quite some time and now there's a chance I may need to spend a few days there to service a software client. I remember that a large portion of the afternoon is dedicated ...
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Panama Canal Partial Tour

Do you know if we can just go to the Isla Perico (where most operators start) and chose an operator for a Canal Partial Tour without booking in advance? Or do you know where I can find that kind of ...
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Is it possible to travel from Panama City to Medellin, Colombia by car/bus? [duplicate]

I'm from Brazil and I'm planning to fly to Panama and then take a bus from Panama City to Medellin, is it possible? Direct flights are so expensive!
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Exit Tax When Exiting Panama by Foot?

In December 2015 I plan to go do Panama then go back into Costa Rica probably by foot, meaning taking a bus or boat on both sides of the border then crossing by foot. I heard there is a $40 exit tax ...
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Ferries from Panama to Colombia on the Pacific side?

For walking/biking (or driving) from Mexico to Lima, Perú, the ferries in the Caribbean from Panama to Colombia add a lot of distance. I could save a lot of road if I could go on the Pacific side. ...
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Does flying to Panama from the US reset the ESTA time counter?

I am travelling from Panama to Los Angeles and around the States for approx 80 days then flying back to Panama and making my way up Central America for approx 3 months before flying back to LA to fly ...
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What happens if you don't pay the Panamá exit tax?

Yesterday we landed after a trip from Panama to Spain departing from PTY airport. Today a friend that travelled to Panama 3 years ago has told me that he had to pay a 40 dollars tax when he leaved the ...
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What do I need to know to rent a car in Panama?

I'm considering a vacation to Panama in the somewhat-near future. (Partly because this would force me to finally learn Spanish, which has been on my to-do list for years ;) Things would probably be a ...
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Where is the jetty where you take the boat to visit the Embera communities?

There are a lot of tour to visit Embera communities from Panama City, but in some blog posts (like this in Spanish) I've read that you can get there on your own using public transport to the jetty and ...
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What is the cheapest way to get from Tocumen airport to Albrook bus station?

I'm landing in PTY airport at 17:00 and I want to catch the night bus to Almirante (Bocas del Toro) around 20:00. If there is a delay I know I'll need a taxi, but if not I think I have time to go to ...
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Where to stay in Isla de Coiba (Coiba Island)

I'm visiting Panama next month and I'd like to visit Coiba Island. I've read that there are no lodges there (except ANAM ranger station), but I'm wondering if it's possible to sleep at the Island ...
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Traveling by own car from USA to Panama

I have been thinking about driving from USA (Texas) down to Panama. My concern is about safety, such as whether the risk of getting robbed or killed would make this sort of trip dangerous? One ...
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Will I be allowed to leave the air terminal in Tocumen Airport for 2 hours?

On my way to Guatemala city from Amsterdam, I will have a 4 1/2 Hrs. layover in Tocumen Airport (Panama City). I have a friend living now in this city whom I haven't seen for years so we are ...
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Vantage point for photography in Panama City

Yes, we have similar questions for Manhattan, London and Vancouver, but what about Panama City? It has a lot of skyscrapers, but WikiVoyage, Lonely Planet and TripAdvisor mention nothing about a ...
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How to find operators of Panama Canal transit tours

So far I've found two, Canal & Bay Tours, and Panama Marine Adventures. Some of them have mediocre reviews. There are others, like Barefoot Panama, but they seem to be only intermediaries. Which ...
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Bus options from Tocument International Airport (PTY) to downtown Panama City

Various sources claim that it's impossible to get a Metrobus card for the bus from Tocumen to Panama City. However, these sources are old enough to mention the Red Devil buses. What is the current ...
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What are some tricks you use to buy cheap airline tickets in the Caribbeans?

I have been searching with Kayak, Google Flights, and Avianca, but I suspect there may be better airlines, offering less expensive local service in the Caribbeans. How would I find these alternative ...
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Panamanian citizen living in the US lost his Panamanian passport

A friend of mine who is a Panamanian citizen lives and works in the US. He recently lost his passport with his US vIsas in it. He currently has no other photo ID except a Panamanian drivers license. ...
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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 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 transportation options to ...
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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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Suitable 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 ...