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Help needed - areas of interest west of Colon, Panama

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1. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!


I am looking for information about Panama, between the Costa Rican border and Colon/Panama City. My husband and I will be visiting that region for 2 weeks, starting Jan. 28th. We are planning to relocate in a few years and are looking at alternates to Florida.

Given the region of interest, can anyone recommend any particular areas we should visit, or reversely, not visit? Our current plans will take us to David, Boquete and Bocas del Toro, but want to get as many suggestions/recommendations as possible before arriving. Also, hotel recommendations in these areas woud be greatly appreiciated (moderately priced). We only plan to reserve hotel rooms for our arrival and departure dates in Panama City.

We are interested in both mountain and beach (Caribbean side) recommendations.


2. Posted by lenn0318 (Budding Member 2 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Hello!! Recently I had read your post. There are many site that can you visit in panama and where you can stay here. In the next link you can find more information about local hotels where you can select any that you prefer.

In the atlantic cost there are any interest site that you can visit, in special I recomend you isla grande, palenque and portobelo in colon; in the same providence you can find colon duty free, and another tourist place. Colon is in the north of country, if you like visit another site in panama, you need rent a car or take an internal plane.

No near, but very interesting is bocas del toro and chiriqui, but all depend that your time and your interest about panama.

I can wait your enjoy your trip here!

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