Today and tomorrow will be big party days and Dolega will be the hub in Chiriquí. In the past I found that it took over an hour to get through Dolega driving from Boquete to David. Most businesses will be closed. The malls will be open.
I try to avoid Carnival. It is about the biggest drinking reason that comes to Panama and Panamanians typically don’t need much of an excuse to drink.
When I think of Carnival, I think of some of the exotic places in the world like Rio that have huge parades with many beautiful women. I think there is a big parade in Panama City.
Carnival in Chiriquí is booze and water to me. The water isn’t to drink, the object is to soak everyone. I hope someone with a waterproof camera gets some photos.
I understand that nine months from Carnival, Panama always has an increase in births. Good luck if you are in the celebration. Have fun and keep one hand on your billfold.