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Introduction

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.

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Neighbourhoods

  • Central
  • Airport
  • San Mateo

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Sights and Activities

  • Central Park
  • Rivers

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Events and Festivals

  • La Faeria in March

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Weather

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.

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
Avg Max34.5 °C35.6 °C36.3 °C36.3 °C33.8 °C32.5 °C32.7 °C32.4 °C32 °C31.7 °C31.9 °C33.1 °C
Avg Min18.8 °C19.3 °C19.9 °C21.1 °C21.6 °C21.5 °C21.2 °C20.9 °C21.1 °C21.1 °C20.7 °C19.3 °C
Rainfall33.3 mm19.3 mm35.5 mm102.5 mm297 mm322.6 mm289.8 mm340.3 mm406.6 mm400.5 mm295.4 mm77.4 mm
Rain Days2.81.73.26.716.316.315.418.119.921.315.76.4

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Getting There

By Plane

Air Panama and Aeroperlas fly to nearby David from Panama City. Air Panama connects to San José, Costa Rica as well.

By Bus

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.

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Sleep

Budget

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Bambu HostelC/Virgincita San Mateo AbajoHostel78
The Purple House International Backpackers' HostelAvenida Sexta Oesta y Calle C Sur atras de la Camara de ComercioHostel82
Waterfall Hostel & Pool Bar9km outside David on the road to BoqueteHostel-

Upscale

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Keep Connected

Phone

See also: International Telephone Calls

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