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

Travel Tips

Absolutely! Here are some travel tips for visiting Penonomé, Ocú, and Las Tablas in Panama.

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit is during the dry season between December and April, as rain is scarce and everything is open.

Route and Accessibility:
You can get to these cities by renting a car, taking a bus, or hiring a taxi from Panama City. Penonomé is about two hours drive from Panama City. From Penonomé, Ocú is another three hours drive. And from Ocú, you can reach Las Tablas in about an hour. However, it's always good to check road conditions before your trip, as they can vary.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
The three cities are located at a low altitude, so you don't need to be concerned about altitude sickness or acclimatization.

Accommodation and Booking:
Accommodation options in these cities range from small budget hotels to luxury hotels with full amenities. It's recommended to book in advance, especially during peak season.

Clothing and Essentials:
Since the weather in Panama is tropical, lightweight, breathable clothing is recommended. Don't forget your sunblock, sunglasses, and a hat to protect from sun exposure. Also, carry insect repellent for buggy coastal or forest areas. And if you plan to visit between May and November, remember to pack a raincoat.

Health and Safety:
Make sure to stay hydrated as the weather can be hot and humid. Basic medical facilities are available in these cities, but for any serious conditions, medical attention in Panama City is advisable.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Panamanians are generally friendly and welcoming. Respect their culture and traditions, especially in rural areas. Spanish is the official language, so learning a few basic phrases in Spanish can help enrich your travel experience.