When to go
If you plan to be exploring extensively in the great outdoors, it's best to do so during Panama's dry season from mid-December to mid-April. It should be noted that on the Caribbean side tropical showers can occur in any season, also it tends to rain less overal in February, March, September and October.
PlanesOne of the largest and busiest airports in Central America, Tocumen International Airport (PTY) nearest to Panama City is the hub for Copa Airlines, which offers direct and connecting flights from most major world cities.
AutomobilesLocals say there are more cars than people in Panama City, and taxis operate on an affordable flat-rate tariff structure. If planning to explore beyond the city, a car can come in handy, however, hiring a driver to take you to coastal destinations just a few hours drive beyond the city is a reliable and hassle-free way to explore, too.