If you are travelling to Panama be warned that the Pan American Highway is very dangerous. There have been on-going protests in Panama regarding the hwy, especially around the town of Chorrera where there have been dozens of fatal accidents in the past 3 years, most involving multiple fatalities. This highway is unavoidable as it is the main route through the country to resorts and attactions. There is almost no enforcement of driving laws, many people drive without a license or insurance and drunk driving is common. Also the road design and maintenance is terrible. My daughter and 6 others where killed near Chorrera, while on their vacation, just one of 23 fatal accidents in 2 years in this short stretch of the highway near Chorrera. There have been several more accidents there since their death in August 2004 and 3 more young men were killed in the same location on the anniversary date of our daughter's death. Avoid day tours as you will travel the hwy to get there. Our family has done alot of research on this and have visited the accident site. If you must go to Panama stay at the resort. you will have to pass by Chorrera from the airport to the beach resort areas. It is not safe! Foreign Affairs Canada website warns of the dangers but the warnings are understated as they are based on Canadian deaths. My advice is don't go to Panama. No travel company or day tour company or resort will accept any responsibility or liability for anything that goes wrong and Panama authorities will not lay cause for accidents occuring around Chorrera as the non-existent maintenance of the highway is an issue in the country. Resorts look great in the pictures but the infrastructure of the country is more dangerous than any travel agent or tour company will admit. Just because you book at trip with a Canadian tour company at a reputable travel agent does not make the location safe. Also be advised that the DeCameron resort is owned by Columbian businessmen. The resort will not accept responsibility if anything happens to you on a day tour, nor will the travel companies or the day tour provider. Our girls were not warned of the very real dangers of travel in Panama. You are.