Penonomé

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Saint John Baptist Cathedral

Saint John Baptist Cathedral

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Introduction

Penonomé is the capital of the Panamanian province of Coclé. The town is located along the Inter-American Highway in the wide, flat lowlands of central Coclé

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Neighbourhoods

December 8th Park.

December 8th Park.

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Getting There

By Plane

Penonomé Airport is a very small airport with private flights.

Scarlett Martinez - Rio Hato Airport, 45 kilometres east, is an airport with charter flights from Canada. Sunwing Airlines during all the year and Air Transat between November to April. Sunwing Airlines flights from Toronto. Montreal and Quebec City are seasonal flights. Air Transat operates flights from Toronto and Montreal.

By Car

It takes two hours between Panama City and Penonomé by car.

By Bus

From Panama City you can take the bus on the route Penonomé-Panamá or buses from other routes you can take and they will drop you off at the entrance of Penonomé on the Panamerican Highway.

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Keep Connected

Internet

Internet cafes can be found in cities and most major towns. Wifi is on the rise though with many hotels, restaurants and bars offering this services, especially in the major tourist areas like Panama City, Bocas del Toro and Boquete. Some mountainous or off the beaten track areas might not have any internet services at all.

Phone

See also International Telephone Calls

Panama's country code is 507. All cellular numbers start with the number 6 and have 8 digits. Land line phone numbers have 7 digits. 911 is the general emergency phone number.

Calls to the USA and Europe are between 4 and 10 cents a minute. The best way to make international calls from Panama is to buy prepaid telephone cards that are sold at every corner. The most popular is the TeleChip card. If you bring your cellphone, you can choose to buy a local simcard, instead of paying high charges for internet use through your home provider.

Post

Correos y Telegrafos is the national postal company of Panama. It provides a wide range of services though you usually have to use the post offices for both sending and receiving mail and packages, including buying stamps. Post offices can be found in many cities and towns and are open from 6:30am to 5:45pm Monday to Friday and 7:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday. Domestic mail takes several days but to the USA and Europe for example it can take anywhere from 5 to over 10 days depending on the country. For sending larger packages, you might also consider using companies like FedEx, TNT, UPS or DHL, as they offer fast, reliable and competitively priced services as well.

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