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 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.
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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.