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Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

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Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

We are going to Panama next week, for two weeks. My question is if our plan is doable and if we can best do it by car or bus. We are travelling with two children of 6, but they are used to ''bussing'' by our travel to Peru.

The plan is as follows;

3 nights Panama City / Valle de Anton 1 night / Boquete 4 nights / Isla Colon 4 nights / Chiriqui 2 nights and back to Panama for the last night...

We only booked the city nights and Isla Colon because that's during christmas days. Can we find hostels / B&B's at the moment we arrive to keep it a little flexible.

And can we best go by car or bus.

Thank you & if anyone has some tips to make our trip better or places we need to see/do in our route, please let me know !

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1. Re: Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

Doable. A little busy, but doablle.

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2. Re: Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

You dont really need 3 nights in Panama City and if you are going to Boquete you can easily cut out El Valle, it has nothing on Chiriqui. I would bus it to David and rent a car so you can drive around Boquete (and also Volcan/Cerro Punta) and either shuttle from Boquete to Bocas which save you a couple of hours or bus it from David. It is a 4 hour bus ride but very beautiful. I would check out some hotel/hostel options before you get to Bocas and either make reservations or hace an idea of where you want to look. Panamanian summer vacation starts Dec.15 so there will be a bunch of Panamaniabs there along with the normal tourists. Keeo in mind there a bunch if new places to stay along with local family places that are not on the internet. Have Fun. Panama is really fun for christmas. The kids will love it.

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3. Re: Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

Thanks !! we are looking forward to it,

plan is to skip El Valle but go to San Blas, back to panama and then straight to Boquete.

Also found Los Quetzales Eco Lodge what seems like fun. Only two more days to plan up after Bocas...

we decided to see when we are there.

Maybe Chiriqui

We live in the caribbean so beach is not our main goal ; ))

enjoy christmas, thanks again !

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4. Re: Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

Los Quetzales is awesome.

When you say "Chiriqui" what do you mean? Its normally used to refer to Chiriqui province, in which Los Quetzales is located. Do you intend something else?

If somewhere like Los Quetzales appeals to you then check out Mount Totumas Lodge. Spectacular place, but much more off the beaten path.

Also look at Celito del Sur. Beautiful place.

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5. Re: Next week Panama trip, is our plan doable ?

Look up Santa Fe De Veraguas. Also sime of the interior areas might intrest you, like Los Santos. It is the center of all the Spanish traditions in Panama and Xhristmas should be interesting.

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