Things to do in
Panama City

Thanks to its ideal location, this Central American city boasts both tropical escapes and cultural highlights.

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Top sights in Panama City

Planning Your Visit

  • When should I visit?

    The high season in Panama, when the weather is most pleasant, is December to April. This period has the least rain, but can also be the busiest. Carneval, which takes place 40 days before Easter, is another popular and vibrant time to visit the city. Book accommodation well in advance and come prepared to dance!

  • Backpacking Panama

    South America is a popular destination with backpackers, who are well-served in Panama by many hostels, cheap food, and heaps of culture to explore. Visit the islands for total relaxation, and to make those working away back home very jealous.

  • Get your groove on

    Can't dance, won't dance? You haven't yet been to Panama City! Take a taxi to the three key areas of Panama City nightlife - the business district, Casca Viejo, and the Amador Causeway.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Panamanian balboa (B/)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (-05:00)
  • Country Code
    +507
  • Best time to visit
    December to April is the busiest, but also the nicest time to visit. Known as the dry season, there will be plenty of crowds out, but also much more on offer.

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What people are saying about Panama City

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 909 reviews

Our guide, Mario, was excellent. I admit I was not sure there would be much to see outside of the canal and the downtown, but it is a truly remarkable city. Mario showed us the many recreational areas and points of interest. Had a really great time.

Everything was amazing. The driver was very friendly and knowledgeable. Made our ride fantastic. The zipline was beautiful and the people were also amazing. It was one of the best trips we have taken. Thank you!

Our guide JC was fabulous in that he covered the history of Panama , Panama City & Canal; he had a great sense of humour coupled with being courteous & truly informative.

An amazing atmosphere I had a great time and helpful Tour guy…. I’m totally recommend….

It was very good tour , perfect for a half day tour of Panama