I will be flying into Panama city in Oct and driving to Bocas stopping in Santa Fe on the way for a hike and to sleep. Then on the way back a week later stopping at Baru for a hike and to sleep. My husband is worried about crime and gangs. He read people slash tires and rob you or leave road obstructions and rob you when you get out to move them. Is this true? Is it safe in Panama? Has anyone done this drive?