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(5) Pipeline Road:
Wonderful Place to See a Variety of Birds Easily
We were on the Pipeline Road 2 January 2019, and, according to records, almost 1000 species of birds can be found in Panama in the month of January. Why is this? Panama provides...More
We had a great time with Gonzo! He was so attentive and explained so many things about Panama that were really outside the scope of the tour. Really enjoyed his attention to detail and flexibility with dealing with the group.
He made it a great...More
We hiked/walked both the Plantation Road and the Pipeline Road. The first one was the best, more like a path, km marked along the way, in the forest, lots of animals big and small/tiny around you. Seen howler monkeys and white-faced capuchins, ant-eater, agouti, coati...More
We visited the park without guide at around 10 am. At the information center a friendly guy explained us what trails we can do.
There are different options of trails between ca. 1km (round) and 17km one way trip (so called pipeline road, 34 km...More
This had been our biggest nightmare so far in Panama. We took s taxi from casco Viejo and as the park is hugeeee they wanted to drop us just somewhere and we can walk. Came back to hotel. Took a new taxi and another 30...More
Birding in the jungle/forest along the Canal is superb! Even in the rainy season, there is lots to see and do. There are many areas where you have easy access -- beware, that there are also quite a few dirt roads, and in the rainy...More
Soberania Nature Reserve, containing the second largest rainforest in the western hemisphere. The rainforest is home to more than 100 species of animals and 1,300 plant species and is only a 20-minute drive from the capital, Panama City.
From the Rainforest resort in Sobernaina National Park I took the Aerial tour.
It was good - but for two main reasons:
1) The incredible view from the top
2) Was able to hear and then see many Howler Monkeys
However, you may do this...More
Not anymore than in other places in Panama. I have never had to use a mosquito repellent while going there, but I usually use long pants and long sleeve shirts, since you're walking in a tropical forest the insects besides... More
Not anymore than in other places in Panama. I have never had to use a mosquito repellent while going there, but I usually use long pants and long sleeve shirts, since you're walking in a tropical forest the insects besides mosquitos may be attracted to you...hahaha
My wife and I and our 15-year-old are planning the following itinerary in late March 2017 (flights in and out of PTY are booked). Is this reasonable? We are interested in splitting time between Panama City and surroundings for three days and at a beach area for three days. Right now we are thinking Bocas Del Toro as the beach destination but not sure if a closer beach area might be a better option for us, we are mainly interested in snorkeling not diving. Any suggestions would be most...More
November 28, 2016|
If you are interested in snorkeling, Bocas del Toro and the San Blas Islands are head and shoulders above anything the Pacific beaches (except Coiba and Islas Secas) have to offer. Bocas del Toro offers restaurants and a variety of lodging options. San Blas is more picturesque and has better beaches. Where in Soberanía do you plan to go, and what do you want to do?
Safety - petty crime versus violent crime (5 Replies)
I'm planning a trip to Panama in March 07. How safe is the country crime wise compared to Europe? Is it ok to walk on the streets in downtown Panama City with a big expensive dslr camera hanging from one's neck? Are there street beggars/kids that harass tourists? I will definitely look like a tourist. I travel because of my hobby, photography, so going out and leaving my camera behind is not an option. I am trying to get an idea of what to expect. I have traveled a lot in Europe to...More
October 30, 2006|
Take the same precautions you would in Europe, stay out of Colon with or without your camera. I was in Casco Viejo last month by myself with a small camera, no one bothered me, it was during the day. I have never seen many beggars in all my trips to Panama. I see a lot more here in Florida with "will work for food "signs.
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Realistic Itinerary... (6 Replies)
Hi. I will be in Panama for three nights in March. I know its not a great deal of time but I was hoping to get a few things in... I arrive around 8pm. I was thinking of staying in Casco Viejo. So would get a taxi straight there and have a look around and some food etc. The next 2 nights i am staying in Mateos BnB in Gamboa, near Soberania National Park. I would like to visit the Panama canal which is on the way, do a boat tour to see the monkeys and a walking tour in Sobreania. Do...More
February 19, 2016|
When you go to Miraflores visitors' center, having a suitcase or a backpack is going to be very bothersome, both to you and the other visitors. I don't know if you could leave it at the information desk or not ... my guess is probably not. Miraflores is much closer to Casco Viejo than it is to Gamboa. So, you might consider going to see the Canal first thing in the morning (it opens at 9:00 AM), and returning to get your luggage and go to Gamboa. The taxi fare each way should be no more than...More