How much does travelling cost?

Panama City

Transport

  • From Colombia = ferry from Cartagena to Colon = ~$100 a seat. Colon to Panama City bus = $2.50
  • Tica bus from San Jose (Costa Rica) = $99
  • From Bocas del Toro = Boat to Almirante = $6, bus Almirante to Panama City = ~$30. If no directs via David. Almirante to David = $9
  • Bus from David = $19
  • Taxis once in Panama City = have fixed rates on a chart, ask to see it. At most within centre should be $5 plus extra per passenger.
  • Buses within centre = under $1
  • Bus to Miraflores lock, Panama Canal = under $1
  • Taxi to Miraflores lock from city centre = $7+ passenger extra fees

Accomodation

  • Mamallena hostal;
  • Double room shared bathroom = $33
  • Dorm = $13
  • Luna Castle (in the old town) = Dorm = $15

Food and drink

  • Lots of options for all price ranges
  • Western fast food in malls / bus station = $5+
  • Outside old town a whole row of fish restaurants = $5+
  • Good western plate = $12
  • Local markets cheapest food = under $1

Activities

  • Walk around old town, good views of high rise Panama City = Free
  • Panama canal, Miraflores lock and museum = $15