Driving to El Palmar is easy we are located 93km from panama city on the town of San Carlos
You have to drive away from Panama City. Drive through the Panamerican highway (you can take the Bridge of the Americas or Centennial Bridge) heading to the town of San Carlos.
80 Kms form the city you will see Coronado Malls at the left and right side (there's a Mc Donald's, KFC , Rey and 99 supermarkets), you will be only 12 km away from El Palmar entrance. Them you will see The town of San carlos there is police station on the left side and a Texaco gas station. 500meter after the gas station & police station there is a entry to the left in from of a place place called Carlitos. Once you get to El Palmar entrance at the left, keep driving straight on the main road and take the last left street which is next to big antenna where the main road ends . We are on the end of the street on the left side
If you are coming from Chiriqui or Los santos. you have to drive a couple of hundreds Kms Pass the town of Divisa and keep driving in direction to panama city on the panamerican highway. There is a town called Penonome which is around 50 km from us passing penonome you will have the past several small towns Anton, rio hato, passing rio hato you will see sings of some of the big hotels in the area Playa blanca, Decameron, then the small town of Santa clara, Casamar and RIO MAR (you will see a white apartment building like 20 floors on your right size ) now you are only 2km from el palmar slow down the entry of El Palmar doesn't had a big sing There is a pizza place called Carlitos on the left size and right in from of it is the entry to el palmar
Once you get to El Palmar entrance keep driving straight and take the last left street which is next to big antenna where the main street ends we are on the end of the street on the left side
If you are not driving You can make it to our hotel by taxi the ride cost around $80.00 from panama city & $100 from the airport ( we can arange a taxi for you).
you can also make by bus. to make it by bus the best thing is to take a taxi to the albrook bus terminal around $5 from most parts of the city. Then take a bus to san carlos (around $3.50) on the bus terminal tell the driver before going to entering the bus that you are going to el palmar to see if he can take you all the way to the beach. if you don't find a bus to san carlos you can also take one to penonome ,anton, and stop in san carlos this bus will not take you all the way to the beach you will have to walk 1.5km or take another taxi around $2.00
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