How to get to Venao Cove
Upon arrival at the airport you may want to buy a SIM-card for your phone for around US$ 2.00 – Claro and Movistar work in Playa Venao. Buy credit for your SIM and choose one of the Data packages. You can buy Internet for around US$ 1.00 / day. This will enable you to navigate to Playa Venao if you come by rental car and/or use Uber to get around in Panama City, the most economic way. Taxis are also affordable.
Uber-fare from the airport to Down-Town: ~US$ 20 – 25. Taxi-fare from the aiport to Down-Town: ~US$ 30 – 35.
Driving out of the city from the airport we like to take the way of the alternate Centennial Bridge. To us it seems like there is usually less traffic there.
How to travel to Venao Cove by Shuttle Service
Taking the shuttle bus is a very convenient way to travel to Venao Cove. Especially if you are traveling alone or in a group of two, as they charge on a per/Person base: US$ 40 one way, US$ 70 RT. Venao Tours operate daily Monday through Saturday. Private shuttles for the whole minibus can be arranged for any day of the week including Sunday. Book directly with Venao Tours:
How to travel to Venao Cove by Public Transport
The most economic way and also the best way to experience the Panamanian culture is to travel by bus. Take a taxi or an Uber to the Albrook Bus Terminal in Panama City. Buy a ticket to Las Tablas. It is a 4hr trip to Las Tablas, busses leave every hour until 7:00pm. See below for how to travel on from Las Tablas
How to travel to Venao Cove by Air (at least part of the way)
A Step by Step Guide:
- From Chitre: You can either take a taxi all the way to Venao Cove (~US$ 50, ~1.5 hrs), ot take a bus to Las Tablas.
- From Las Tablas: There is one direct bus to Venao Cove at ~13:00. You will need to take a Taxi for US$2.00 to take you to the other terminal. If you don’t make that bus either take a taxi directly to Venao Cove (~ US$ 40.00), or take a bus to Pedasi..
- From Pedasi: Either take a taxi to Venao Cove for ~$25 or take the shuttle from Selina Pedasi for $5; ask the driver to take you to Venao Cove for an extra $2.00