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Las Tablas
Day 13
5h 25m
Estimate time
3,902 km
Day 13

Travel Tips

Of course! A trip to Pesé, Chitré, and Las Tablas in Panama promises a great cultural experience. Here are a few travel tips:

Best Time to Visit:
From mid-December to mid-April is Panama's dry season, making it the prime time to visit these destinations. However, if you want to experience the rich cultural festivities of Las Tablas, schedule your visit during the Carnival in February.

Route and Accessibility:
The best way to reach Chitré is via a domestic flight from Panama City or by bus from the Albrook Terminal. From Chitré, you can easily travel to Pesé and Las Tablas via local transport or rental car.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
The altitude in these areas is relatively low, so you won't have to worry about acclimatization.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are a variety of accommodations ranging from boutique hotels to simple guest houses. It's better to book in advance, especially during Carnival season as it gets crowded.

Clothing and Essentials:
The weather is generally hot, so lightweight, breathable clothing is advisable. A hat, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle are important, considering the heat. Don’t forget your swimsuit if you plan to visit the beaches.

Health and Safety:
Make sure to stay hydrated due to the heat and apply enough sunscreen to protect from sunburn. Always observe the rules and recommendations for COVID-19 prevention, such as wearing a mask and practicing good hygiene.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Panamanians are generally friendly and polite. Respect local traditions and customs especially during holy week and cultural events. Use Spanish phrases as much as you can, as it's the official language and locals appreciate it when tourists attempt to speak it.