Travel to Panama

How to get to Panama


Travel to  Panama by Air, Ship, Car or RV

Tocumen International Airport Panama is a large facility and center of flights heading to and from the Caribbean, South America, North America and all of Central America. Also, one European city (Madrid) is served. Tocumen is the hub of Panama's international airline, Copa Airlines.  A $21 million expansion of the facilities is currently underway to enlarge the passenger terminal.

Panama has flights to all Central American countries and to both North and South America; Miami is the principal hub for flights to Panama. Copa is the national airline. There is a US$20 departure tax on international flights, payable only in cash.

Travel to Panama by Air

Travel to Panama By Cruise Ship

Cruise ships dock at Fuerte Amador Marina and passengers go ashore by tender.  Here is a large, duty free shopping center at dockside.

Getting to Panama By Land ( Car Rentals )

Travel from Costa Rica to Panama, there are three land border crossings between Panama and Costa Rica; Paso Canoas, on the Interamerican Highway, is the most popular, followed by Guabito-Sixaola near the Caribbean coast. There are buses to the border that connect with local services on the Costa Rican side.

A "must" guide for anyone thinking of driving through Mexico to Central America
Driving the Pan-American Highway to Mexico and Central America: A Complete Guide for Do-It-Yourself Planning and Driving Through Mexico and Central America

The Centennial Bridge of Panama is only the second major road crossing of the Panama Canal, the first being the Bridge of the Americas. (Small service bridges are built in to the lock structures at Miraflores and Gatún Locks, but these bridges are only usable when the lock gates are closed, and have limited capacity.)

The Centennial Bridge is located 15km (9 miles) north of the Bridge of the Americas, and crosses the Gaillard Cut close to the Pedro Miguel locks. New freeway sections, connecting Araijan in the west to Cerro Patacon in the east via the bridge, significantly alleviate congestion on the Bridge of the Americas.

Panama Bridge of Americas

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Flights from Panama
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Travel to Panama in RV
Running from a swamp fire, being lost in the jungle or working as line handlers through the Panama Canal this ordinary couple had extraordinary experiences. Join these motorhomers as they set out to explore Central America with their dog. Visit with them a candle-lit Mayan church high in the mountains of Guatemala, watch the rescue of passengers from a grounded ferry in Nicaragua, share their impromptu school presentation in El Salvador; and paddle upstream with them in an underground sacrificial cave in Belize. You will meet the special people they befriended and the unique places they camped in their RV.
* Discover how easy and safe an extraordinary adventure can be.
* Get clear directions to over 100 places where they and others have camped.
* Learn about the people you meet when you get off the beaten track.
* Find out how to transit the Panama Canal for free on a yacht.
* Gain information on how to take your dog and motorhome into all seven countries and safely back to the US.
 99 Days to Panama: an Exploration of Central America By Motorhome, How a Couple and Their Dog Discovered This New World in Their Rv

 Travel to Panama in Motorhome


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