We just returned from Costa Rica and heard both positive and negative reports about Panama. Panama has never been on my list of places to visit, but now I think we might enjoy it there. We are interested in beaches and shopping for souvenirs. I guess you could say we enjoy touristy places while also getting away from the crowds at times. I have the following questions:
1. Where are the nicest beaches in Panama and how do you recommend to get to them?
2. What is Panama City like?
3. How does compare to Costa Rica or places in the Caribbean?
Thansk for your help.