Panama City Guide & Travel Tips


Panama City Travel Guide


An Introduction To Panama City

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There are many reasons to visit Panama City, there are many visitor attractions whether you are alone, a couple or a large group. This article is not to blow your mind with everything that is going on in Panama City but share some of our knowledge about what is there. Not unlike other cities, there are good and bad places to visit and if it is the first time you are visiting Panama City or if you are a seasoned visitor, there is always something new to see or do. It can be wise to set in your mind what you want to do and see, and Panama City has plenty of interesting experiences that will create many memories.

Panama City Top 10 Attractions

During your visit in Panama City there are quite a few places of interest that are certainly worth visiting. The revered Panama position of Panama has visitor attractions which you could know and others which aren't that familiar to non local locals of Panama City we have put together a Top 10 list to be of help to you:

1. Panama Canal
2. Reprosa - Treasures of Panama
3. Gatun Lake
4. Miraflores Locks Visitor Center
5. Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador)
6. Panama Interoceanic Canal Museum
7. Ancon Hill
8. Panama Canal Railway
9. San Jose Church
10. The Old City (Casco Viejo)

This collection are just to get you going if you have a good local book or guide you can delve further and if you schedule enough time in Panama City. You will surely discover an array of interesting locations and attractions in the Panama City vicinity of Panama.

Transport In Panama City

Panama City is a fairly simple location to get around, when you have grasped the layout of the place and know a couple of local landmarks it should become pretty simple. You can cover a lot of the city on foot but ensure not to venture into unknown territory at night. If you wish to traverse greater distances across Panama City there are a few more options. Panama City has a metro line known locally as 'Metro de Panamá'. It links 13 stations of 13.7 km. There is a good, reliable bus network where passes can be bought to cover you for multiple journeys. There is also the option to use Panama City Taxis, where a knowledgeable driver can offer ideas for places to visit. What ever method you use to explore Panama City ensure you see as much of it as you can.

Places To Stay In Panama City

If you plan to stay in Panama City for a great period you will need to find a place to stay. Panama City offers a broad range of places to stay these include hotels varying from the higher end of the star range to lower end hotels, bed and breakfasts and hostels. If you are travelling on business ensure that the hotel you pick has facilities to suit you and is OK for your needs as the roads in Panama City may result in problems at certain times. If you are looking for a prestigious hotel to stay at there is a selection of top independent and chain hotels. Panama City also offers an excellent array of lower star hotel options that provide basic but suitable facilities for travellers. If you are visiting on a small budget there is a number of guest houses and hotels in the area which are a fine place to sleep overnight. Whatever accommodation type you select in Panama City ensure you take time to seek out deals that are available on countless travel web sites, often these are out of season or when a home sports team isn't playing a game.

Recommended Hotels In Panama City

1. Grace Panama
2. Las Clementinas
3. Le Meridien Panama
4. American Trade Hotel
5. Toscana Inn Hotel

Venues To Dine In Panama City

A number of places exist to dine in Panama City, the place you dine at will reflect your tastes and budget. There are quite a lot of dining venues that offer Panamanian meals that won't leave you out of pocket. If the restaurant type you are looking for is of the high end these exist in numbers, but be sure to have placed a prior booking also check the dress code. If you just want quick food there are the familiar names like Subway or McDonalds exist in the city, but if you are on the look out for something more authentic you should try asking a local or a taxi driver where they suggest. A fundamental part of enjoying a city is to try it's local food There is a wide variety of places to dine in Panama City. whether that is a café, a fine restaurant or food from a street vendor. You should try and seek your local vouchers and try something that you have never had before.

Recommended Places To Eat In Panama City

1. Madrigal
2. Blarney Stone Irish Pub
3. La Vespa
4. Riesen
5. The Fish Market

Panama City Key Facts

When getting to grips with a city such as Panama City it is a good idea to have some good local information. Here are a number that could really help you out.

Continent: Central America
Country: Panama
Region: Panamá
International Dialing Code: +507
Panama City Coordinates: Country 8°59'N 79°31'W
Altitude: 2 m (7 ft)
Currency: Balboa
United States dollar
(PAB, USD)
Language: Spanish
Panama City Time Zone: EST (UTC-5)
City Population: 813,097
Metro Population: 1,501,381
Temperature High In 34.5°C (94.1°F)
Temperature Low In 18.4°C (65.1°F)

Keeping Safe In Panama City

Like the majority of locations Panama City has positive and negative points, it is key not to be too complacent and you and your travel party will be fine and hold fond memories of this great Panamanian area. Try and make you’re read your guide book brief to understand the city geography, don't make it obvious you are a novice to the cities geography by carrying an expensive camera around your neck and don't carry your passport and large amounts of cash on you. Stay within populated areas at night and if you should get lost hail a taxi. Just because you might be on holiday, don't switch off. Bear this is mind and you will have a great time in Panama City. As a rule Panama is a very safe country with warm and friendly residents. A bit of research goes a long way and if you have a picture in your mind of the city you can understand it better.

18 November 2016

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