Is the area safe?

Panama ranks amongst one of the safest countries to travel in Latin America.  Panama city is no more dangerous than your regular big american city, and for Cambutal this rate drops to almost 0.  Though the crime rate for any of the surrounding areas is not significant a good tip for travel in any rural setting in Latin America is to keep an eye on your valuables as you travel through neighboring towns or if you stop at any remote locations to do sight-seeing:  unguarded nifty bags and cell-phones are a tempting easy grab for poorer country-dwellers looking to make a buck ; )