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Panama City, Central America

 Welcome to Panama, the heart of the Americas, a country with great contrasts, kilometers of beaches on both Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, pristine islands, fertile highlands, historic landmarks, great outdoor adventures, lush nature, indigenous tribes, a thriving, vibrant, cosmopolitan city and, of course, the Panama Canal. Panama is a real treat for nature and history lovers, foodies and it is a shopping paradise.

currency

United States Dollar / Balboa

phone

911 for all emergencies
Police 104
Firefighters 103
SINAPROC *335 (National Civilian Protection System)

newspaper

La Prensa
El Panama America
La Estrella de Panama

hours

Business from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Stores-shopping starting at 10:30 a.m.

population

3,661,868

info

Autoridad de Turismo de Panama
Telephone: 311

Welcome to Panama sign on the border with Colombia

Country Destinations

Boquete

Bocas del Toro

Pedasi

Contadora Island

Isla Grande

El Valle de Anton

Santa Catalina & Coiba Island

Taboga Island

Portobelo

Volcan, Bambito and Cerro Punta

Photo from the back of hipster nomad adventurer exploring exotic forest in national park wears a panama hat and makes photos of inspirational nature

Top 5 Tours

If you are visiting Panama for a short period of time, these are the tours you can't miss!

The Panama Canal

Casco Antiguo (Old Town)

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Inter-Oceanic Canal Museum

Visit an Indigenous Tribe

Panama City Do & See

Panama City has a lot to offer from great shopping and and a vibrant nightlife to fascinating tours just minutes away from downtown Panama City.

The Panama Canal

Casco Antiguo

Panama La Vieja

The Biomuseo

The Fish Market

Jungle Land Panama

Panama Rainforest Discovery Center

Inter-Oceanic Canal Muesum

MUSEO ANTROPOLOGICO REINA TORRES DE ARAÚZ

Visit an Indigenous Tribe

Ancon Hill

Amador Causeway

Shopping

Nightlife

Bird watching

Restaurants

Super Gourmet Casco Viejo

Napoli Ristorante & Pizzeria

Shopping

Travel Shop

Speed Republic

Bars & Nightlife

Encima Rooftop Bar at Tantalo Hotel

8º58’ Lounge at the Bristol Hotel

Isabella

Transportation

Taxis

Metro Bus

Metro

Tocumen International Airport

Essential information

Tocumen International Airport

Tocumen International Airport (IATA code: PTY) is located 24 km from downtown Panama City, approximately a 20 minute car ride.
Official taxi services are readily available just outside the terminal on the ground floor. These taxis are the only taxi services authorized to pick up passengers at the airport. Should you decide to share the ride, the fee will be lower depending on the number of passengers.
Several car rental companies offer their services.
Many hotels offer shuttle services and you can also choose to be picked up by a tour operator or private transportation service of your choice.

Address: Tocumen International Airport

Phone: +507 2382703

Website: www.tocumenpanama.aero

Marcos A. Gelabert Airport (Albrook Airport)

Marcos A. Gelaber Airport (Albrook Airport; IATA code: PAC) is located 1.5 km west of downtown Panama City, offering daily local flights within Panama and international flights to Costa Rica and Medellin, Colombia.

Address: Marcos A. Gelabert Airport

Phone: +507 5019272

Website: www.aeronautica.gob.pa

Telephone

Country code: +507

Electricity

110 volts, 60 Hz
Standard two pin plugs

Currency

Panama´s currency is the Balboa with one Balboa equal to one US dollar. Panamanian coins (one-, five-, 10-, 25-, and 50-cent pieces) circulate having the same size, shape, color and value as the US ones and are used interchangeably with them. The Panamanian B./1.00 coin has the same value as a US$1.00 dollar.
The Tocumen International Airport offers foreign currency exchange services for traveler convenience.

Best Time to Visit

Throughout of the country, the tropical climate is divided into the winter or rainy season from mid-May to December and the summer or dry season from mid-December to mid-May. Temperatures remain fairly constant throughout the year, averaging 80°F/27°C in the coastal areas and becoming cooler and less humid with spring like weather in the highlands.

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