I am planning a one or two night layover in Panama City enroute to Ecuador. Primary interest would be birding then Canal. Single "mature" woman traveller. I am looking for suggestions of accommodations, if any, near the Park for easy access for early morning birding. I do not need a North American type hotel. Better than a hostel, but local style is fine. My Spanish is limited, but more than 'cerveza' and 'por favor'.
If an easy cab ride, suggestions of a place with character would work too.
Some explanation to the neighbourhood and restaurant proximity would be helpful.
I need to try to make the best of a short visit.