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Experience Panama City: its casinos, cafés, and more!

Explore lots to see and do in Panama City—gourmet restaurants, shopping, and popular sights from Cinta Costera to Albrook Shopping Mall.

Where to stay in Panama City

Casco Viejo, Panama City, Panama, Panama

Casco Viejo

4.5/5Wonderful!(178 area reviews)

Unique features of Casco Viejo include the historic sites and bars. Make a stop by Metropolitan Cathedral of Panama or Interoceanic Canal Museum while you're exploring the area.

Casco Viejo
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El Cangrejo

4/5Very Good!(530 area reviews)

Abundant dining options and casinos are well-reviewed features of El Cangrejo. Make a stop by top sights like Luxor Towers while you're exploring the area.

El Cangrejo
Panama City is the national capital of Panama, as well as the provincial capital of the Panama Province, and largest city of Panama. It is the most modern city not only in Panama, but the rest of Central America. Panama City has been a incredibly popular tourist and retirement destination, particularly for U.S. and Canadian citizens, due to city prices being incredibly cheap compared to most other places. Recently, Panama City has been given the unofficial title of The Dubai of Latin America, due to the recent rapid influx of skyscrapers, high-rise buildings, and increasing number of wealthy people in the city.

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Costa del Este

5/5Exceptional!(7 area reviews)

Travelers like the restaurants in Costa del Este, and Atrio Mall is a top attraction you might want to visit.

Costa del Este
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Obarrio

4/5Very Good!(91 area reviews)

Casinos and coffeehouses are notable features of Obarrio. You might consider a stop by Bingo 90 while you're exploring the neighborhood.

Obarrio
Cinta Costera  a wonderful pedestrian walkway with a separate lane for bicyclists and skateboarders

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Marbella

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the restaurants and parks in Marbella. You might want to make time for a stop at Cinta Costera or Avenida Balboa.

Marbella

Top Hotels in Panama City

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Oriental Panama City
Oriental Panama City
3.5 out of 5
Avenida 2da Sur, Obarrio, Bella Vista, Panama City, Panama

Located in Campo Alegre, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Via Espana and Uruguay Street. Avenida Balboa and Cinta Costera are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

3.9/5Very Good! (1,000 reviews)

"Nice and convenient hotel in downtown Panama City. Walking distance to the Rey supermarket and Via Argentina with a great selection of restaurants. Hotel is clean, not fancy but has everything you need. Airport shuttle available with a fee."…"

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Oriental Panama City
Residence Inn by Marriott Panama City
Residence Inn by Marriott Panama City
3.5 out of 5
CALLE RAMON H JURADO EDIFICO P, Panama City
The price is $109 per night

Situated in the business district, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Avenida Balboa, Cinta Costera, and Multiplaza Pacific Mall. Uruguay Street and Via ...

4.1/5Very Good! (9 reviews)

"Very modern Comfortable room and bed Would like hot water in shower. Only warm Staff very accommodating"…"

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2020

Residence Inn by Marriott Panama City
Principe Hotel and Suites
Principe Hotel and Suites
3 out of 5
Via Argentina, Panama City, Panama
The price is $49 per night

Located in El Cangrejo, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Luxor Towers and Via Espana. Uruguay Street and Avenida Balboa are also within 1 mi (2 km). ...

4.2/5Very Good! (412 reviews)

"Was perfect!!! Very good hotel and good quality and safe"…"

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2020

Principe Hotel and Suites

Popular places to visit in Panama City

Cinta Costera
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Cinta Costera

4.5/5(456 reviews)

Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Cinta Costera, a popular green space in Panama City. Add the area's casinos or shops to your travel plans.

Multiplaza Pacific Mall
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Multiplaza Pacific Mall

4.5/5(634 reviews)

You can search for that perfect souvenir with a trip to Multiplaza Pacific Mall, a favorite shopping spot in Panama City. Discover the area's casinos, or seek out its local tours.

Avenida Balboa
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Avenida Balboa

4/5(554 reviews)

When you visit Avenida Balboa, a popular shopping spot in Panama City, you can find the perfect gifts to bring home. Make time to visit the area's shops, or simply enjoy its top-notch restaurants.

Uruguay Street
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Uruguay Street

4/5(59 reviews)

You can browse for souvenirs when you visit Uruguay Street, a favorite shopping spot in Bella Vista. While in this family-friendly area, you can savor the top-notch restaurants.

Casco viejo panama basilica
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Casco viejo panama basilica

4.5/5(241 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Panama City when you make a stop at a top site like Casco viejo panama basilica. You can enjoy the bars while in the area.

Panama Viejo
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Panama Viejo

4.5/5(690 reviews)

You can learn more about the history of Parque Lefevre during your trip to a well-known site like Panama Viejo. Stroll along the seaside in this vibrant area, or check out its top-notch restaurants.

Top things to do in Panama City

Taboga Island Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Open Bar
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Taboga Island Catamaran Tour with Lunch & Open Bar

$80
Per adult
92% of travellers recommend
Full-Day SAN BLAS ISLAND-HOPPING & Snorkeling Day Tour
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Full-Day SAN BLAS ISLAND-HOPPING & Snorkeling Day Tour

$95
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Day tour All Included in San Blas Islands - Visit 4 islands
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Day tour All Included in San Blas Islands - Visit 4 islands

$169
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Full-Day Gatun Experience with Aerial Tram Ride & Cruise
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Full-Day Gatun Experience with Aerial Tram Ride & Cruise

$129
Per adult
Panama Canal Tour & Shopping Excursion
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Panama Canal Tour & Shopping Excursion

$83
Per adult
Skip the Line: Panama La Vieja Admission Ticket
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Skip the Line: Panama La Vieja Admission Ticket

$15
Per adult

Reviews of Panama City

4.3

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
839
5 - Excellent 46.84533780011167%
4 - Good
744
4 - Good 41.54103852596315%
3 - Okay
178
3 - Okay 9.93858179787828%
2 - Disappointing
20
2 - Disappointing 1.1166945840312674%
1 - Terrible
10
1 - Terrible 0.5583472920156337%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

May 9, 2020

This was my second visit to Panama City and I would return in a heartbeat!

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Apr 3, 2020

My country is Amezing. Love it

5/5 - Excellent

Jerry

Apr 1, 2020

Friendly. Great walkway along the ocean.

5/5 - Excellent

R

Mar 20, 2020

Anciosa por regresar

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 16, 2020

Casco Viejo and San Blas inalando were simply amazing.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Mar 11, 2020

Panama City is almost like a small US city, some areas are rundown others are gleaming. I felt safe in most areas, taxi drivers are like sellers, always advertising their service.

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