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Colón
Washington
Day 17
5h 13m
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3,758 km
Day 17
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Travel Tips

Absolutely! Panama City, Gamboa, and Colón are vivid tropical destinations with rich history and biodiversity. Here are some tips for your trip:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Panama is during the dry season between December and April when you can enjoy outdoor activities.

Route and Accessibility:
Fly into Panama City's Tocumen International Airport. From Panama City, you can easily reach Gamboa by road within an hour. Colón is an additional hour northeast of Gamboa.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These cities are located at a lower altitude, so there's no need to worry about acclimatization. However, be prepared for humid tropical weather.

Accommodation and Booking:
There are various types of accommodation available from luxury hotels to budget hostels. It is recommended to book in advance, especially if traveling during the peak tourist season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Light, breathable clothing is ideal due to the warm, humid climate. Don't forget to pack some swimwear and beach gear, sunscreen, and a hat. Carry mosquito repellent for jungle tours in Gamboa.

Health and Safety:
Keep up to date on vaccinations and drink bottled water. Panama is generally safe but practicing common sense and safeguarding valuables is advised. Some regions of Colón have higher crime rates, so plan your visit there carefully, maybe with a local guide.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Panamanians are hospitable and friendly. Spanish is the official language and while the locals appreciate foreign tourists speaking Spanish, they generally understand English. Respect local traditions and customs.