Panama is Panama, not the US, and NOT Costa Rica … although, there are a few things that “Ticos,” the self-given name Costa Ricans affectionately call themselves, find offensive about gringo attitudes and behavior that are similar to what Panamanians feel.
I stumbled on this YouTube video purely by accident. This guy, Michael Allen, has a whole bunch of videos promoting Costa Rican tourism. I thought he made some great points, mostly because in the going on eleven years I’ve lived in Panama … I plead guilty to most of these.
So … take a look, maybe it will help you avoid a few of these mistakes … and let me know what you think!