David Travel Guide

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David Hotels

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  • Gran Hotel Nacional

    1 Calle Central, David, Panama, 0426-00037, PA

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 3 out of 5 stars

  • Hotel Puerta del Sol

    Calle Central y Avenida Tercera, David, 507, Panama

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Las Olas Beach Resort

    I haven't been to Las Olas, and won't directly defend the negative criticisms in these pages, I help...

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David Restaurants

  • Local drink holes : Cantinas

    If you're feeling brave and adventurous, this cantina in downtown David is quite good to beat the heat and recharge yourselves over a few drinks.Literally a few steps off the main square. AC full blast, tinted windows, multi TV's with sports channels on, football decor. Place is small, but quite clean. We went there a few times last month in fact....

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  • A small cozy place with a good view

    This was the first place we hit after checking in at Hotel Iris.Located on the second floor of the hotel, it has a separate street level entrance to the right of the hotel entrance. Prices were very reasonable. We had breakfast and dinner there a few times in our past visits. There you would find both westerners and locals enjoying drinks and...

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  • Just in case you wonder about the name,...

    We did. The first time we walked past Multi Cafe, the one not far from local department store Romero, we were wondering what the heck was this dimly lighted fast food looking joint ... especially quite a few local pointed us to eat there. We ended up eating there quite a few times, we enjoyed it.Multi Cafe ( there are two of them ) is basically a...

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David Transportation

  • Getting around in taxi's

    Getting around within the city by taxis ain't expensive. Mostly the fare would be from $ 1.50 to $ 2 USD. From the bus station to various hotels in central David for example is $ 1.75 to $ 1.80 from our experience. And Taxi's are plenty. When in doubt about taxi fare, ask your hotel front desk for info. They have been quite accurate in giving us a...

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  • Problems in David Bus Station

    I arrived in David by plane and wanted to continue on by bus to Finca La Suiza, which is along the route to Bocas del Toro. The cab delivered me to the right bus, and I told the bus driver where I wanted to go; however, he rudely refused to let me board the bus. Instead, he kept me waiting for a good 15 minutes until the last minute, presumably...

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  • To David by car or bus.

    Traveling from Panama City by bus would cost about $ 12 to $ 15 USD per person, from the Albrook bus station in Panama City. It is a 6 hour trip with stopover at Santiago.Traveling from the Costa Rican border, Paso Canoas, to David by mini bus ( they have many of them anyway ) costs about $ 1.75 per person. Depends on the stops for other...

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David Shopping

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  • Shopping in a mall environment

    If you have been to Panama City enough, you'd know this store brand. Located at Plaza Terronal not far from downtown David, $ 2 by taxi.It is a mini ( by North American standard ) department store. If you feel like walking around in an AC/Mall environment to spend a couple hours, Conway should fit the bill. Also at the mall, among other stores,...

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  • Need to buy groceries ?

    This is actually the super market part from the very same department store Romero, downtown David. The well stocked super market is attached to the main store Romero. You can access via the main front Romero entrance or from the side street. Pretty much has everything, also has a small area where you can have a sandwich or a coffee. We bought our...

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David Local Customs

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    by kyoub Written Jan 19, 2005

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    Several dozen Indian tribes lived in the region when the Spaniards' arrived, but only seven of these still exist today.
    There is the Kuna, the Ngobe-Bbugle' (Guaymis), the Embera, the Wounaan, the Bokata, the Bribri, and the Teribe (Naso).
    Some live in dwellings like in the picture, some live on a reservation. Some are farmers and others live on the sea.

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David Off The Beaten Path

  • JANSON COFFEE RANCH

    COME ENJOY A FRESH CUP OF COFFEE, ENJOY THE HILL LINED RANCH AND ALL ITS BEAUTY. ASK A TAXI DRIVER FOR DIRECTIONS. IT IS OUT REALLY OFF THE BEATEN PATH

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  • COFFEE

    WE FINALLY FOUND OUR WAY TO THE BEST COFFE FACTORY IN PANAMA. IT IS ON THE JANSON COFFEE RANCH. A BEAUTIFUL PIECE OF PROPERTY. NEXT TO THE AIRPORT...WHICH IS NOTHING EXCEPT A LANDING STRIP. LOOK FOR IT, IT IS WELL WORTH THE TRIP.

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  • The beach

    Playa Las Lajas is 62 km from David. It is one of several palm-lined beaches along this area of the Pacific coast.It makes a great outing for the day but there isn't much in the way of lodging nearby.If you go during the week, you will probably have it all to yourself. We saw one lone surfer.

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David Favorites

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  • Internet cafe

    There is a bunch of internet cafe located in the area close to Hotel Puerto del sol. Usually 75 cents per hour, fast high speed connections unlike those in Costa Rica . All with AC.Puerto Del Sol, where we spent a few nights, has its own freebee WIFI for it's guest. Free one hour per room per day.Gran Hotel Nacional, where we also spent some time...

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  • Sunday hours

    Stores and restaurants open on Sundays , generally. However, most of them that open on that day operate on shorter hours.Stores close at 5 PM mostly Sunday.We were shocked to find the bar at Hotel Iris closed for almost the whole Sunday, even a restaurant at one other hotel closed totally that day.Plan ahead.

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  • Don't Forget Insurance

    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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