Explore the Chiriqui Province in western Panama when you hire a cheap rental car in David.
Get swept away by this enchanting city, strolling around parks, spotting wildlife and visiting museums. You can also head out to the countryside to take a dip in the Los Pozos de Caldera hot springs, hike up Barú Volcano, tour coffee plantations in Boquete and visit stunning nearby beaches and islands. There’s something for everyone in this tropical city.
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Booking a cheap rental car in David
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Enrique Malek International Airport (DAV)
David city centre is easily accessible from the Enrique Malek International Airport, located just 6.5km away. Upgraded in recent years, David Airport is an important hub for the Chiriqui Province.
The new and modern terminal has basic facilities to service passengers, including a small selection of dining options, retail shops and WiFi. The car rental customer service desks can easily be found in the arrivals hall of the terminal.
If you made arrangements to collect your car hire from downtown David, exit the arrivals hall to find the taxi stand. A taxi ride to the city centre will cost between US$3 to $5.
Guide to driving your car hire in David
Use our guide on driving tips, directions and parking for David.
Driving from the Enrique Malek International Airport to downtown David
David city centre is just 6.5 km from the airport and should only take about 10 minutes of driving time. Once you leave the airport, turn left onto route 15. Continue to follow this road all the way to the city centre.
Driving tips for your David rental car
Driving around David is pleasurable, with amazing green scenery and little traffic. Use the well-maintained, 4-lane Pan-American Highway, to visit the nearby attractions of David.
Panama driving tips
● Drive on the right side of the road, overtake on the left side.
● Local drivers may flash their headlights to warn of an upcoming police radar trap.
● The drink driving limit in Panama is zero. If you plan on drinking, be safe and use other forms of transport.
● Carry all necessary documents including a valid driver's license and passport. Police often stop vehicles to check documents.
Parking options at the Enrique Malek International Airport and David city centre
There is ample parking at the airport and on the streets of David. Be sure to only park in designated parking areas to avoid parking fines.
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