A tourist in Panama is confronted with its peculiarities, which range from puzzling to enraging. Generally speaking, it's a great and interesting country. However, they just sometimes like to do things their own way. This post presents a list of pitfalls you may encounter, but I will not go into their whys and wherefores. Because … [Read more...] about Tourist in Panama Survival Guide: 11 Quick Tips
If you arrive in Panama and look for a prepaid mobile service, read on. This post is for you if you: Don't speak Spanish (or your Spanish is weak) Stay in Panama longer (for months rather than weeks), but not permanently Look for a prepaid plan not requiring a credit card Need a data plan Want good coverage in … [Read more...] about How to Get Prepaid Mobile Service in Panama
Panama Discounts for Seniors Panama law provides a broad range of discounts for seniors. These include restaurants, entertainment, transportation, etc. Seniors are residents or citizens of Panama who are older than 60 (men) or 55 (women). Tourists are not eligible. This post shows how to get airline discounts for seniors in Panama. … [Read more...] about Airline Discounts for Seniors in Panama
"Is Panama expensive?" is a question that is often asked by people who are planning a visit. In my experience, Panama is both very expensive and dirt cheap. To illustrate the point, I present a list of real-life expenses incurred in my recent one-day SCUBA diving trip to Coiba National Park. In short, the trip involved … [Read more...] about Is Panama Expensive?