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Enrique Malek International Airport is located in the city of David, which is the capital of the Chiriquí Province in western Panama. Here's what you need to know about the airport, driving, and distances to key locations:

Enrique Malek International Airport:

  1. Location: The airport is situated approximately 3-4 km north of the city center of David. It's one of the main domestic airports in Panama and serves as a gateway to the Chiriquí Province.

  2. Amenities: The airport has basic amenities like car rental agencies, a small dining area, and some shops.

Driving from the Airport:

  1. Car Rental: We represent several car rental agencies at Enrique Malek International Airport.

  2. Route to David: The city center of David is a short drive from the airport, usually taking about 10 minutes via the Via Boquete (the main road). The city is a commercial and transportation hub, so you can find various services, accommodations, and restaurants here.

Distances to Main Towns/Cities & Major Attractions:

  1. Boquete: A highland town known for its coffee plantations, lush landscapes, and cooler climate. It's about 40 km north of David, roughly a 45-minute drive via the Via Boquete.

  2. Volcan: Located to the west of David, it's another highland town near the Baru Volcano, the highest peak in Panama. The distance is approximately 50 km, with a driving time of around an hour via the Via Volcan.

  3. Las Lajas Beach: A beautiful Pacific coast beach that's approximately 75 km southeast of David. The drive usually takes around 1 hour and 15 minutes via the Interamericana Highway.

  4. Baru Volcano National Park: Home to the Baru Volcano and offering hiking trails and panoramic views. It's accessible from both Boquete and Volcan.

  5. Gulf of Chiriquí National Marine Park: Known for its beautiful islands, beaches, and marine life. The primary gateway to the park is the town of Boca Chica, which is about 50 km south of David, roughly an hour's drive.

Driving Tips:

  1. Road Conditions: Major roads and highways around David are generally in good condition. However, roads in mountainous areas can be narrower and have more curves.

  2. Navigation: While road signs are in Spanish, navigation is relatively straightforward, especially on main routes. Using a GPS or smartphone navigation app can be beneficial.

  3. Stay Alert: As with driving in any unfamiliar location, stay alert, respect local traffic rules, and be cautious of wildlife when driving in more remote areas.

In conclusion, Enrique Malek International Airport is your gateway to exploring the Chiriquí Province, a region filled with natural beauty, from highland forests to Pacific coast beaches. Whether you're looking for relaxation, adventure, or a bit of both, the region has plenty to offer. Safe travels!

Current Rental Rates at Enrique Malek Airport

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.49 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 171.43 EUR from 11/12/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai Grand i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.34 EUR/day
Hyundai Grand i10

7 Days rental at 177.40 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.91 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 181.39 EUR from 11/12/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |

Useful to know about Enrique Malek Airport

  • Is just 15 miles away from Panama City making the journey quick and easy in a rental car
  • It underwent a major expansion project in 2006 to improve and modernise its service
  • Is Central America's busiest airport by passenger numbers and the only airport in the region operating 2 runways.
  • During WWII, airports in Panama were leased to the USA military to protect the Panama Canal from attack.


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February€ 44
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April€ 39
May€ 40
June€ 48
July€ 41
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October€ 48
November€ 50
December€ 49
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April€ 73
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June€ 58
July€ 75
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March€ 55
April€ 52
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November€ 71
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July€ 105
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January€ 29
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March€ 27
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January€ 45
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March€ 40
April€ 41
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June€ 48
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October€ 52
November€ 54
December€ 49

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