The nearest airport to Puerto Armuelles is DAVID CITY, about 1.5 hours drive. Panama City is about 7.5 hours drive (nah! take the plane)
The beaches are safe to swim with little or no rip tides. The ocean is always as warm as bathwater, but the beaches are mainly a brown volcanic sand.
Pictured below typical street scenes from the area known as Carmen. This was formerly known as "Silver City" because of the bright silver galvanised corrugated iron roofs. These were the homes of the banana workers employed by the United Fruit Company.
Below is the MALECON or walkway.
It is possible to pass through the PETRO TERMINAL just south of Puerto. This is now once again a booming oil shipment facility. After the disaster with the EXXON VALDEZ, oil shipment through Puerto dwindled to nothing. Now oil is pumped through the trans isthmus pipeline in BOTH directions.
Further along the BURRICA pennisular is the "HOOKED ON PANAMA" fishing resort.
The fishing off Puerto is excellent. Tuna, Mahi Mahi, Red Snapper to name a few.
The largest and most modern SUPERMARKET is ROMERO. Great selection of vegetables, beers, wines & spirits. Plus an ATM machine.
The streets in Puerto are tree lined with many different stores and pharmacies.
Panama's "Key West" awaits you.