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Would like to see Panama with my kids, but??

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Addis, Louisiana
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Would like to see Panama with my kids, but??

I would like to come to Panama and spend a week looking around the country. The problem is none of us speak any Spanish and I'm pretty sure we won't be able to learn enough in the next 2 months to communicate in Spanish. Should I just go to Belize or somewhere that is English speaking?

Long Island NY
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254 reviews
1. Re: Would like to see Panama with my kids, but??

You will be fine. We were there in August and my spanish is so bad it really did not matter. We stayed in small lodges and did our best to stay clear of large tourist hotels. Even in small hotels people speak enough english for you to get by. Anything that caters to tourists will speak basic English as well.

Panama City, Panama
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20 reviews
2. Re: Would like to see Panama with my kids, but??

As long as you are patient, with a little Spanish and their uneven English, you should get by.

Invest in a pocket Spanish-English dictionary.

3. Re: Would like to see Panama with my kids, but??

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