Moon Handbooks: Panama

From lounging in the Caribbean islands of Bocas del Toro to viewing the cool highlands of Boquete and exploring Panama City, the most cosmopolitan city in Central America, Moon Handbooks: Panama is the guide to the best the country has to offer, both on and off the beaten path. Practical information includes suggested travel strategies and lists of must-see sights, plus essentials on dining, transportation, and accommodations for a range of budgets. Complete with details for navigating jungle trails, finding cheap taxis and underground bars, or planning a river expedition, Moon Handbooks: Panama gives travelers the tools they need to create a more personal and memorable experience.

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Leafing through this guide is pure armchair travel pleasure. William Friar is one of the increasingly rare guidebook writers who does a lot more than list facts about a place. He mentions the rough condition of the El Llano-Cartí Road, for example, as both a warning on road conditions and a review of the battle against deforestation and cattle ranchers in the area. His is the sort of writing that can actually sway you to visit an area to which you had no intention of going. He writes in detail about the places he loves and the places that aren't worth much time. As always in Moon Handbooks, there are a hundred pages on history, people, politics, culture, flora/fauna and general travel information.” — Lee Azus, owner, Get Lost Books, San Francisco