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Panama City

One of the most cosmopolitan capitals in Central America, Panama City is both a vibrant metropolis and a gateway to incredible tropical escapes.


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Things to Know

From staying safe and avoiding scams to local etiquette and how to stay on budget, here are 16 top tips you need before visiting Panama City.

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Best Neighborhoods

From the cobbled streets of Casco Viejo to the sleek skyscrapers of downtown, there is a neighborhood in Panama City to suit you no matter what you want.

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Money and Costs

Budget-conscious travelers looking to visit Panama City will love these money-saving tips.

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Thanks to billions of dollars and years of hard work, Panama City now boasts the finest mass-transit system in Central America.

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Free Things to Do

These free (and almost free) experiences in Panama City will make your stay unforgettable without breaking the bank.

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