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Fodor's Panama

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Fodor's Panama Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Discover the adventure of Panama

Fodor's choice ratings you can trust. Exceptional restaurants, hotels, and sights selected to help you make the best choices.

Simple pleasures. Embrace the local scene as you fall in love with the charming capital city, explore white-sand beaches, and discover the history-rich Panama Canal.

Boundless activities. Find choices for every traveler, from relaxing at plush resorts to sampling ecotours and thrilling outdoor adventures.

Local Experts Fodor's worldwide team of 700 writers reveal their favorite haunts to enrich your travel experience.

Freshest Facts You won't find a more up-to-date guide to the region. Our writers seek out hot spots while verifying that listings meet our high standards.

Travelers Like You Get candid advice from fellow travelers at Fodors.com, and read their “Word of Mouth” tips throughout this book.

“Fodor's has emerged…as our fave guidebook series for insider tips about things you actually want to know…” -Miami Herald

“Hipped up…plus advice on a broader range of attractions, from classic to quirky.”-Outside Magazine

Synopsis:

With its abundance of wildlife, beaches, and jungles, Panama is the hottest destination in Central America. From the sun-drenched Bocas del Toro archipelago and the secluded white-sand islands of Kuna Yala to the wonders of Panama City and the Panama Canal, this is one country thats got it all. Fodors Panama 1st Edition gives travelers an insiders perspective on this captivating destination, with advice on the best trips from the capital, the most pristine beaches, and the finest resorts and island getaways.

·Close-up boxes on crafts, wildlife, music, history, and indigenous Panama

·The best outdoor activities, from jungle hikes to surfing, for every region

·Outdoor and Learning Vacations chapter

·Great planning advice for every type of traveler, from backpackers to resort enthusiasts

Table of Contents

Be a Fodor’s Correspondent............3

About This Book............6

 

Chapter 1: Experience Panama............7

What’s Where............8

Top Experiences............10

What’s New............12

Frequently Asked Questions............13

Quintessential Panama............14

If You Like............16

Panamanian Cuisine............20

Great Itineraries............22

When to Go............24

On The Calendar............25

 

Chapter 2: Panama City............27

Orientation and Planning............29

Exploring Panama City............38

Where to Eat............61

Where to Stay............75

Nightlife and the Arts............89

Shopping............96

Sports and the Outdoors............100

 

Chapter 3: The Canal and Central Panama............105

Orientation and Planning............106

The Panama Canal and Environs............112

The Central Caribbean Coast............128

The Eastern Sierras............143

The Central Pacific Islands............150

The Central Pacific Coast............161

The Cordillera Central............170

 

Chapter 4: The Azuero Peninsula and Veraguas............181

Orientation and Planning............182

Inland............185

The Azuero Peninsula............188

Veraguas............207

 

Chapter 5: Chiriquí Province............215

Orientation and Planning............216

The Lowlands and Gulf............221

The Mountains............232

 

Chapter 6: Bocas del Toro Archipelago............259

Orientation and Planning............261

The Western Archipelago............266

Isla Bastimentos............283

 

Chapter 7: Eastern Panama............295

Orientation and Planning............296

Kuna Yala (San Blas) ............302

The Darién............312

 

Chapter 8: Outdoor and Learning Vacations............321

Planning Your Adventure............322

Adventure and Learning Vacations............325

 

Travel Smart Panama............337

Getting Here and Around............338

Essentials............344

 

Index............357

 

About Our Writers............368

 

MAPS

What’s Where............8–9

National Parks and Activities............18–19

Panama City............34–35

Casco Viejo............39

Santa Ana, Cerro Ancón, and Balboa............47

Calzada Amador............51

Albrook, Parque Natural Metropolitano, and Miraflores............54

Downtown Panama City............57

ATLAPA and Panamá Viejo............60

Downtown Panama City Dining and Nightlife............64

Casco Viejo and Calzada Amador Dining and Nightlife............67

Where to Stay in Panama City............76–77

Central Panama............108

Panama Canal and Environs............114

Central Caribbean Coast and the Eastern Sierras............130

Central Pacific Coast and Islands and the Cordillera Central............151

The Azuero Peninsula and Veraguas............183

Inland and Azuero............187

Veraguas............207

The Lowlands and the Gulf............222

David............224

The Mountains............233

Boquete............236

Bocas del Toro Archipelago............261

The Western Archipelago............267

Bocas del Toro Town............269

Isla Bastiamentos............285

Eastern Panama............297

Kuna Yala............304

Darién............316

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400004294
Author:
Fodors
Publisher:
Fodor's Travel Publications
Manufactured:
Fodor's
Author:
Kast, Marlise Elizabeth
Author:
Van Fleet, Jeffrey
Author:
Fodor's
Author:
Mattson, Sean
Subject:
Central America
Subject:
Panama
Subject:
TRAVEL / Central America
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Travel Guide
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.20x5.22x.77 in. .81 lbs.

Related Subjects

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Travel » Central America

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"Synopsis" by , With its abundance of wildlife, beaches, and jungles, Panama is the hottest destination in Central America. From the sun-drenched Bocas del Toro archipelago and the secluded white-sand islands of Kuna Yala to the wonders of Panama City and the Panama Canal, this is one country thats got it all. Fodors Panama 1st Edition gives travelers an insiders perspective on this captivating destination, with advice on the best trips from the capital, the most pristine beaches, and the finest resorts and island getaways.

·Close-up boxes on crafts, wildlife, music, history, and indigenous Panama

·The best outdoor activities, from jungle hikes to surfing, for every region

·Outdoor and Learning Vacations chapter

·Great planning advice for every type of traveler, from backpackers to resort enthusiasts

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