We are renting an SUV at PTY and planning on driving to David. We want to limit our driving to 4 to 5 hours per day. We were considering stopping in Santiago, but was discouraged by online comments. Any ideas on a nice small laid back town on the way or a bit off track? Sona, canazas, La Mesa look nice but can not seem to find any lodging. If we stop in El Valle is our second half of drive too long?