David is located in the province of Chiriquí and is one of the three largest cities in Panama. It is a fast growing city, located near the north-western border of Costa Rica and is quite close to beaches, Boquete, mountains, coffee farms and rain forest. In the last few years tourism has grown tremendously, mostly contributed by the arrival of travellers at the border of Paso Canoas.
David has a tropical climate with the temperature varying between 27 °C and 33 °C. Temperatures at night usually don't drop below 20 °C. Typical to tropical climates, David has two seasons, a dry one and a wet one. The dry and hot season, considered summertime, lasts from January to March and the wet season is from April through December. During the wet season there is not necessarily non-stop rain for days on end, but it usually rains at least once a day, typically in the form of heavy shower during the end of the afternoon.
|Avg Max||34.5 °C||35.6 °C||36.3 °C||36.3 °C||33.8 °C||32.5 °C||32.7 °C||32.4 °C||32 °C||31.7 °C||31.9 °C||33.1 °C|
|Avg Min||18.8 °C||19.3 °C||19.9 °C||21.1 °C||21.6 °C||21.5 °C||21.2 °C||20.9 °C||21.1 °C||21.1 °C||20.7 °C||19.3 °C|
|Rainfall||33.3 mm||19.3 mm||35.5 mm||102.5 mm||297 mm||322.6 mm||289.8 mm||340.3 mm||406.6 mm||400.5 mm||295.4 mm||77.4 mm|
Buses connect David with San José daily, taking about 9 hours. Boquete is less than an hour from David with regular connections throughout the day.
Buses to Panama City leave on a regular basis as well and take about 7 hours.
|Bambu Hostel||C/Virgincita San Mateo Abajo||Hostel||76|
|The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel||Avenida Sexta Oesta y Calle C Sur atras de la Camara de Comercio||Hostel||79|
|Waterfall Hostel & Pool Bar||9km outside David on the road to Boquete||Hostel||-|
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