Getting behind the wheel in a foreign country can be a dilemma. The promise of independence is tempting, but the fear of getting into an accident, getting lost, getting ripped off, getting robbed, getting arrested and getting dead understandably put many people off.
These are all valid fears for those that have traveled through other parts of Latin America where terrible road conditions and equally terrible driving practices regularly terrify new visitors.
But the story in Panama is pleasingly different.
Driving in Panama is pretty safe and as close to driving in the US or Canada as you can experience south of Texas.
The roads are in good condition, the signposting is logical and the traffic laws are regularly enforced Read more