|Panama :: Ground Travel|
Travel by Water: In many areas boats are the main mode of transportation. Water taxis, yachts, glass bottomed boats and canoes are relaxing and a unique means of exploring the natural beauty of Panama.
Travel by Road: There are numerous car hire companies situated at the airports and main cities. Drivers must be over the age of 23 to hire a vehicle.
The bus services connect most destinations and fares are relatively inexpensive, but be prepared, it is slow. Shout out 'parada' and buses will stop for you.
What Side of the Road?: Driving is on the right side of the road.
Speed Limits: Urban areas - 40 kph; highways - 90 kph
International Driving Permit: Your drivers license is accepted.
What is an International Driving Permit? The 1949 (IDP) is a special licence for tourists, authorised by a UN treaty among nations of the world, for the purpose of allowing motorists to drive vehicles in international traffic without further tests or applications. It is proof that the holder possesses a valid driver's licence issued by a competent authority in their country of residence.
How do I obtain one? You can obtain an application by either contacting your local Automobile Association office to pick-up or have an application mailed to you. Links to the Automobile Association sites for the following countries are provided below.
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