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"a man, a plan, a canal, panama." one of the longest palindromes
 

highlights
Sailing and snorkelling in the San Blas Islands, Diving Isla Coiba, Watching a Panamax boat pass through the Panama Canal

lows
Sandfly attacks on the San Blas Islands

head scratchers
How did our nice yellow school buses transform into the "Diablos Rojos" - Red Devils - of Panama's public transport system?

 

 

population (mn)

2.9 million
capital Panama City
languages Spanish, English
religion Catholic, Christian
currency US$

  Click on the thumbnail shots below to see larger photos with descriptions.  
ratings (1-5) 5 = best
Friendliness: 4
culture: 3
fun: 4
transport: 5
nature: 4
food: 3

 

 
total score: 23/30

 

average cost per day
US $165 per day (for two) - we splashed out on the boat charter in San Blas (US$450 per day for the boat) and the diving in Coiba (US$250 for 5 dives per person.) Since Pat was on vacation, we opted for nicer hotels and restaurants.

 

 

 

 
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