1 Calle Central, David, Panama, 0426-00037, PA
Satisfaction: Very Good
Good for: Families
I haven't been to Las Olas, and won't directly defend the negative criticisms in these pages, I help...more
Calle Central y Avenida Tercera, David, 507, Panama
Good for: Solo
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....more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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,...more
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...more
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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.
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.more
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...more
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.more