First off, thanks to all who have written before me. I have never used tripadvisor before and all of the feedback is great. I am heading out to Panama with my girlfriend in December and would like some advice. I have traveled Costa Rica and Mexico and love Latin American culture. We are staying at the Intercontinental Playa Bonita during part of the stay but are flexible for other ideas.
1. Can anyone comment on customs coming into Panama City at night? We arrive at 9 pm or so and would like some idea of how difficult finding our way to Panama City via a rental car?
2. Can anyone comment on a reasonable location on the pacific coast located within 30 miles drive or so from the Intercontinental Play Bonita? Naturally, we'd like the perfect combination of quiet resort, fairly inexpensive, drivable and near some other options for restaurants/bar.
Thanks so much for all the help in advance!