Timeline for Panama
So, there are 4 of us planning to go to Panama at Christmas. We have two weeks.
The thing that I am struggling with is how to divvy up our time for locations and would love some advice. We want to see Panama City and also go to Archipelagos Bocas del Torro.
I am trying to figure out a couple of things:
1. How much time should we spend in Panama City? It sounds like we want to see the canal, the old city and maybe the causeway - so maybe 3 days is enough and more than that too much?
2. Isla Colon in Bocas del Torro looks awesome but again, I am wondering if a week there is too much? I know that we can snorkel, surf and head toff to explore smaller islands but is more than a week (10 days maybe?) too much for a small island like that?
3. Related to the above, I am considering if instead of flying both ways from Panama City to Bocas and back, maybe instead we should take the local bus there and stop at Boquette and see the mountains/jungle and then travel to Bocas from there. It means like 10 hours on a bus and ferry but it saves us each about $75, and then we would just fly back from Bocas to Panama City one way. Is the park interesting enough to be worth the bus ride?
Thanks for any info you can provide!