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Directions from Panama Airport to Royal DeCameron

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Directions from Panama Airport to Royal DeCameron

We are going to rent a car at the Panama Airport and drive to our hotel the Royal Decameron so that we have our car for the week. Does anyone have any suggestions on where to get maps (at the airport on the internet web site) or the best roads to get us to the hotel? We are hoping not to get lost !!!

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1. Re: Directions from Panama Airport to Royal DeCameron

Here's some directions I did up for a previous poster:

The easiest way is to take the South Corridor - after you leave the airport you go around an "almost" roundabout and keep in the right lane and look for the signs that say Panama Cuota (Toll Highway) - keep on that (two toll booths) and keep in the left lane as you go through the short tunnel (after second toll booth)... Sign says Ave. Balboa Viaduct... Keep to the left - there's a merge lane just after you come down the ramp - keep to the left and then stay in the 2nd from left lane - the new Cinta Costera has 6 lanes heading this direction with a boulevard in the middle and you need to be to the left of the boulevard. You will pass a big statue on the left (Balboa on a globe) - get in the left lane and follow it up and over a bridge - keep in the left lane and continue to follow the road as it takes you around a big curve and down onto another street.

You just have to stay on this road and it takes you over the bridge of the Americas and towards Decameron.

You will pass a large REY sign after about an hour - this is Coronado - about 20 minutes further on you will pass over an old (but still functioning) airstrip - and the entrance to Decameron is right after this to the left.

Hope this helps,


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2. Re: Directions from Panama Airport to Royal DeCameron

There are a couple of ways to go.

The best and easiest is:

1. Veer left out of the airport towards Panama City.

2. Go to Corredur Sur (about 1 mile) just past the Riande Hotel on the right go over the bridge and take the right cloverleaf. You will go through 2 toll boths ($1.40 and $1.25) and stay in the left to go through the tolls.

3. As you get to the city stay to the left and it will take you to Balboa Avenue - do not get off at the Balboa Exit--this will take you over the local traffic on Balboa Avenue and get you onto Balboa!

4. Stay in the left lane--there are a bunch of left turns that turn you around or take you into the parks. You will reach the end of the downtown area and you will see a 2 lane ramp going up. Take this ramp (there is a sign that says Luis Martires) and stay to the left as you will go over downtown traffic. This will take you to the Pan American Highway and the "Bridge of Americas"

5. The Balbo Avenue is all brand new and only open a couple of months!! Balboa Avenue is 5 lanes each way.

6. Once you cross the bridge you will go through Chorerra, Capira, Bejuco, Gorgona, Coronado, San Carlos, and Santa Clara. This will take you about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

There is another route and that goes through a lot of traffice, but you only make 1 turn to get onto the Pan American Highway.

1. Veer left out of the airport where it says Panama City and stay on the road for about 15 minutes (depending on traffic) with a lot of traffic lights!

2. Look for the Kia dealership on the right and get in the far right lane. There is a new intersection at the stoplight with an overpass. Take the right and stay on this road because it becomes the PanAmerican Highway.

3. You will go by Rod Curew Stadium and over the new Bridge.

4. This puts you on the PanAmerican Highway.

This route takes longer because you are going through a lot of traffic.


Please jump in with the name of the sign on Balboa where you get off on the ramp!

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3. Re: Directions from Panama Airport to Royal DeCameron

Thank you so much for the replies. ...very much appreciated !

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