A backpacking travel guide to Panama !
Passplanet is a free practical travel guide that offers the latest backpacking information about
Panama : budget accommodation,
itineraries, visa, tips, surveys,
photos, essay,… 5 places covered !
Free as a backpacker !
You will find in this free travel guide lots of tips and
most of the budget info you need to prepare your trip to Panama on a shoestring ("before"), live your backpacking adventure in the best conditions ("during") and share your experience with other backpackers ("after") plus a photos gallery, a backpacking forum, surveys on the
localities in Panama (backpacker 's ratings), travelogues, an essay in French,
links to other travel guidebook on Panama or related budget information etc. All in one convenient stop ! Go for it :
backpack Panama (Lao) with pass planet !
If you know what you are looking for in Panama, use the Search Form to find backpacking info. Otherwise, have a look at the backpacker's Index or
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The original features of this free backpacking travel guide to Panama include :
- Budget & practical travel information about chinese localities only.
- Ratings of the localities by the backpackers themselves : more than 40 localities precisely covered in
- What to do there & what you may not like while you backpack Panama
- The cheapest budget accommodations (guesthouse or hostel on a shoestring ) for backpackers
- The various transportations' options for easy backpacking
- Travel information on how to save money
- Lots of backpacker's photos in special sections
- A guidebook with frequent updates
But Passplanet will, hopefully, be more than a free backpacking travel guide to Panama
& Central America. My ambition is to make it a place where backpackers can freely exchange the latest info from "on the road" of the
Central American countries and communicate with each others. In the world of backpacking, information indeed changes with the blowing of the winds. But while a guidebook is out of date by the time it reaches the shelves, a web site can be updated daily.
Pass planet will strive to keep the budget information about Panama
But to achieve the above, we need your help & support. Passplanet is not supposed to be a single backpacker's journey and travel guide. There are too many trips ahead.
Panama, Central America and the world are too vast to be covered by one individual. Let's share !
Everyone is welcome to join the backpacking adventure and submit travel information !
Passplanet is looking for new backpackers, budget writers, partners and ideas on a shoestring. And Passplanet also counts on you for its promotion. If you find it useful, please give the direction to other backpackers.
The more traffic, the more updated info in the future to backpack Panama !
Passplanet is also a place of exchange related to Panama. Beside all the forms which allow you to share your budget info about
Central American countries, experiences about a place, Passplanet also hosts a forum and a links section to other travel guide. You are welcome to submit your own travel web site in the latter and benefit from Passplanet's growing popularity in the world of backpacking on a shoestring.
Together, let's keep Passplanet as free & independent as a backpacker so more and more people can use this free travel guide to backpack
I wish you a good backpacking experience, on the site and around Panama !
@ @ Panama @ @ @
Crossroads of the World
Description of Panama ?
Panama is a world of contrasts, a connection between the Americas,
a synthesis between modernism & tradition, Indians & bankers in
traditional costumes, natural retreats & shopping centers.
>> Why go to
Admire the triumph of men ingenuity at the Panama Canal / Shop to save or
save to shop / Meet colorful Indians, either in or outside of their natural
habitat / Get away from the tourist crowd / Discover sandy or underwater
paradises / Breathe fresh air and cool down in the mountains
>> Drawbacks of
The slightly higher cost of
accomodation / The ridiculous cost of some resorts near Panama City / The
airport's related costs (taxi or departure tax) / The safety issues in the
cities / The lack of safe land connection with South America / The obvious
exploitation & misery of the Indians in some parts of Panama /
>> Cultural Highlights
Watching a huge vessel as it passes the
locks from one ocean to the other / The charming colonial San Felipe district, a
UNESCO world heritage site / The traditions & authenticity of the Kuna
people in Eastern Panama
>> Natural Highlights of
Panama ? The white sand, blue water &
multi-colored coral reefs of Bocas Del Toro Archipelago / The fresh air, wild
torrent, coffee plantations, amazing gardens and volcano of Boquete area / The
wilderness of San Blas Archipelago of Panama / The many surf spots
>> How long in
One week for the central parts (minimum
requirement), one week for the San Blas adventure and one week for additional
discoveries of Panama ?
>> Budget for
$15 per day or less if eating in basic
>> Visa for Panama
for a few Anglo-Saxon nationalities in theory but usually suppressed in
>> When to go to Panama
Outside of the busy season between December & April. Panama is not
too affected yet by tourism (except maybe Bocas del Toro) but Costa Rica is...
- Central America - Guatemala - Honduras - Nicaragua - Costa Rica - Panama
a backpacking travel guide to Panama !