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Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

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Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

Hi everyone,

I've been trying to decide on my bachelor party location for sometime now and still having trouble. I've narrowed it down between Panama and Costa RIca (originally I had decided on C.R. until i started exploring Panama). We are a group of 5-8 guys in our late 20's and 30s. We will be going in February of 2013 for about 4 days and I am trying to figure out which would be the better destination. I know both of similaries. What i am basically looking for is a place that as a range of activities like atv off-roading through rainforest, tours, a good beach/party vibe and a good nightlife. I know both have the activities but which one has a better nightlife? Is it better to stay in Panama City and go on a day trip to the beach, or is C.R. better? if C.R., would it better to stay in San Jose and visit a beach town or stay directly in Jaco Beach? Any advice would be greatly appriciated

thank you!

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1. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

Jaco meets all your recuirements. Panama City would also be lots of fun and you are in a big city. Bocas Del Toro is also an option if you have time to get to and from Bocas.

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2. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

I am Panamanian......you might consider this first....

But let me tell you.....comming to Panama and staying at Bocas del Toro Beach will promisse to be the best bachelor party you will ever imagine.....

The place is an island with a million things to do......a great night life vibe......and the best place for a bachleor party allover....

if you need anymore information of Panama, just write a message....

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3. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

actually....if you come to bocas del toro....between february 18 and february 21st.....you guys will get here for panamanian carnivals....which is by far the biggest party in panama. I have personally spent my 2008 carnivals in bocas del toro.....and i am looking forward to go again......

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4. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

pty I agree that Bocas would be soooo much fun, but they are only going for 4 days. By the time they arrived in Bocas they would have to turn right around and go back to Panama City. They could maybe spend 1/2 a day in Bocas and the rest of the 4 days would be travel days.

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5. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

you are right.....but this would only happen if they drive there.....

I ussually take a roundtrip flight from Panama City....it´s the only way to actually spend time in Bocas...

Facts:

Panama City to Bocas del Toro

Driving: 7 hrs

Bus: 11 hrs

Airplane: 1 hr

very good observation mrolfes...

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6. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

I always fly as well but most people traveling internationally have to spend the night in Panama City at least one night, maybe two inorder to fly into and out of bocas. The timing is difficult.

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7. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

would it be a better idea to stay in Bocas and use it as a base for the caribbean coast or stay in Jaco and use it for the pacific coast. I know they have two very different vibes, one caribbean and one surfer but which one would have the better nightlife and selection of activities?

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8. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

Jaco has better nightlife and more activities.

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9. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

Jaco is easy to get to from San Jose on the new highway. I love both your picks but would probably lean to Jaco because of the beach. Balboa Gold or Imperial - I'm doing Balboa

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10. Re: Panama or Costa Rica for bachelor party

There is really nothing in Bocas for a Bachelor party group. It's a great place to visit for couples or backpackers, but not a Bachelor Party destination for sure.

We have a condo in Jaco Beach and stay there 3-4 months out of the year and Jaco Beach would be a much better choice for your group . As a matter of fact, Jaco was recently titled the Bachelor Party Capital of Central America.

The party scene there is fantastic as well as the choices of entertainment. You have casinos, the beach, a lot of bars and restaurants, some fun nightclubs and a non stop party atmosphere and it's all right there and everything is close to wherever you stay.

There are a lot of great tours all right there from Jaco Beach like ATV Jungle tours, Zip Line canopy tours, Whiter Water rafting, Rainforest adventures,surfing, jet skiing, and a lot of options. There is also incredible Big Game Fishing right next door to Jaco at the Los Suenos resort and marina which in only 10 minutes from Jaco Beach. There is an 18-hole golf course there as well called La Iguana.

A local friend of ours happens to own a company called Jaco VIP that specializes in bachelor Party trips to Jaco Beach and San Jose Costa Rica. I suggest you contact them to arrange everything for you. Ask for Bobby, and tell him Dave B sent you. They are great people and the best operation down there. We have met many of their Bachelor Party guests and everyone raves about what a great time they are having with these guys. www.jacovip.com

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