We arrive at 7:30 pm on a Monday night and leave for Bocas on the Tues morning flight out of Albrook. We prefer to get closer to the Albrook airport the first night so we have less stress/transit time the next morning. It appears both of these are very close. We fly home a week later at 9:55 AM from Tocumen after coming back from Bocas the afternoon prior. So the only time we will have to see the canal or any sights will be our last afternoon/evening before flying home.
Having said all of that...is there a reason to stay at one over the other for the first night and the other on our last night? Perhaps I am over thinking this and it really doesn't matter, but I thought I would toss out the question for the experts. Thanks!