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SIM CARDS:  

There are three cell networks in Panama, the three main providers in Panama are the following: +Movil, Moviar and Digicel.  For Panama, it is pretty basic, just be sure your current cell phone is unlocked so that you can slip in a Panamanian Sim Card.  From that point, all you need to choose is whether you will get a prepaid plan or a contract plan, make comparisons and depending on how long you will stay in Panama, choose whats best for your needs.


Water:  Mainly safe to drink.  Sensitive stomach people however will prefer bottled water.


PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION IN PANAMA:

Metro, Bus

Mainly efficient within Panama City.  It is recommended you buy a metro bus card (orange card) from a local market store or any retailer that has the sign.  Keep note that it is a rechargeable card and the same card can be used for two people, it would simply be scanned twice by the driver.  Be sure you have enough credit on it for the day and night, as my research suggests that at nights it is not easy to locate a retailer that is open to recharge the card and buses do not take cash.  Here is a link to the Spanish ONLY website that shows you the routes within Panama City.  MiBus Website


Metro:

The Panama Metro (Spanish: Metro de Panamá) is a metropolitan rapid transit system in Panama City, Panama, which currently links Los Andes County with the city center.  To go to the main Spanish ONLY website.  Metro de Panama Website


​Railway:

Panama Canal Railway Company: The Panama Canal Railway is one of the great train rides of the world. Along with its colorful history, the railroad follows a picturesque path across the Isthmus of Panama. The line flanks the Panama Canal passing through lush rainforests, cruising alongside the Canal’s locks, through the historic Gaillard Cut and gliding over slender causeways in Gatun Lake.  The Panama Canal Railway Company offers daily service (Mon–Fri) between Panama and Colon. Business commuters may purchase a monthly pass, which is transferable, that provides them with an assigned, reserved seat in one of our executive-service cars.


Cross Border Travel:

Tica Bus:  Which travels from Panma city, Panama to San Jose, Costa Rica.



A FEW THINGS TO DO WHILE IN PANAMA:

  1. Panama Canal - Google Maps

  2. ​San Blas Islands:  The best place to explore the rich culture of Panama’s indigenous people, the Kuna. - Google Maps
  3. Coiba Island:  The island of Coiba is the largest island in Central America.  The park is known as one of the best places to enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving on the Pacific Coast. -Google Maps
  4. Panamá Viejo:  Here you can visit the ruins from the 1600's - Google Maps
  5. Parque Nacional Volcan Baru:  Wildlife and Volcano  - Google Maps
  6. ​​Ancon Hill:  A 654-foot hill that overlooks Panama City, Panama, adjacent to the township of Ancón. - Google Maps


NIGHTLIFE IN PANAMA:

  1. ​Zona Viva - Panama City - Disco Club - Google Maps

  2. ​Le Palace - Panama City - Bar Strip Club - Google Maps
  3. ​Isabella - Panama City - Night Club - Google Maps



INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS OF PANAMA:



1:Aeropuerto Internacional de Tocumen - Tocumen INTL Airport - Panama City - PTY

(Within a 20 KM Radius)


HEALTHCARE IN PANAMA CITY:

  1. Hospital Nacional:  25 Min 24 KM, Av. Cuba, entre Calle 38 y 39, Panamá City, Panama. - Google Maps - Tel: +507 207-8100


CoWorking Station IN PANAMA CITY:

Casco Station:  30 Min. 26 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +507 838-6111


HOSTELS IN PANAMA CITY: 

  1. ​​Hostel Siriri:  13 Min 8.7 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +507 263-8240 - Behind the Riu Plaza Hotel

  2. Magnolia Inn:  29 Min 26 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +507 202-0872​ -  Behind the Cathedral Metropolitano
  3. Los Mostros Hostel:  21 Min 22 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +507 396-6570​ 



​2: Enrique Malek International Airport - David Panama - DAV

(Within a 20 KM radius)​​


HEALTHCARE IN DAVID:

  1. Hospital Chiriqui:  10 Min 6 KM, Ave.3ra. Y Calle Central, Calle Central, David, Panama - Google Maps - Tel: +507 774-0128


HOSTELS IN DAVID:

  1. ​Bambu Hostel:  12 Min 6 KM - Google Maps - Tel: +507 730-2961

  2. Waterfall Hostel:  22 Min 17 KM - Google Maps- Tel: +507 772-1507
  3. The Purple House International Backpackers' Hostel (Unrated):  10 Min 6 KM - Google Maps​Tel: +507 774-4059 - If you walk from the Airport ask people how to get to the chamber of commerce (La Cmara de Comercio) and you will find them.​​
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"Hola, I'm Joey Bonura and I set up this blog after moving to Panama and falling in love with the laid-back, tropical city lifestyle. Subscribe below for my FREE insider travel tips & recommendations on essential things to do and the best places to eat & drink, party, and sleep in Panama City." -Joey-

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"I hail from the frozen tundras of Canada, where like many other Canadians I was forced to hibernate for months on end, filling my belly with stews, heavy soups and other comfort foods to gain necessary fats to keep warm. One day, my wife drugged me and I woke up in Panama. So here I am, making the best of things…" -Al-

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"We moved our lives to Panama on Sept. 3rd, 2011 for an early retirement. Please come along with us on our crazy adventures." -Clyde and Terry-

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"Millions of Americans move abroad every year. We don’t have any hard and fast numbers – the US government doesn’t track expats – but all indications are the number is rapidly increasing.  While some expats have employers who send them on overseas assignments, many more are moving by choice." -Future Expat-

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"We moved to the city of David in Chiriqui Province, not far from the Costa Rica border. It has worked out very well for us and we are very happy.  This blog is an accounting of our lives and adventures here, and other various experiences, photos, stories, travels, and whatever else is on my mind at the moment. It started as a way to keep family and friends updated but it has grown and developed a larger audience, and is hopefully a useful source of information as well." -The Panama Adventure-

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"My name is Lena and I did not quit my job and sold everything to travel the world! But I do have a thirst for travel and a need for constant change. Traveling is the best recipe for inspiration that I know of.  Traveling never leaves me the same person when I return. The experiences that one encounters by seeing how other nations live cannot pass without a mark on our consciousness. And that is why I truly love it. I dream to live to tell these stories to my grandkids one day, so that they would be proud of me" -Lena-

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